Friday, 18 November 2016

Reflection Of My Week..

Amy is not doing the Five on Friday link for awhile but my husband and I still had fun around the house and garden looking for groups of five.  It has become a little bit of a ritual that we enjoy.   We treat ourselves to five biscuits on a Friday with our tea too,  a great excuse but fun none the less to be over indulgent.    Hope all is well with you Amy.

So, for my post today I thought I would share some of my snippets from the week past.  I have finally completed all my craft gifts and little tokens and have started to package some up.

 
I have had fun with a stamp, bah humbug.  A perfect little something for when friends and neighbours drop by.
 

 
Harris Tweed brooches have been packaged ready to be popped into gift bags.
 


 
Last years advent calendar inner was used to make some chocolate toppers for cup cakes.  An ideal treat for the children.  All stored in a plastic container ready for use.
 


 
The advent ring has been newly decorated all ready for the candles to be put in.
 


 
Another little elf has been added to the collection.  They certainly have been busy in the craft room, all ready for when Santa stops by to make his deliveries.   All the overseas mail, cards and parcels are all packaged and ready to go to the post office.
 

 
 
I have also finished a zig zag cushion and throw all ready to be packaged.   I am loving every moment of all my preparations.  Although early with some of the things it has taken the stress out of it all.  I can now sit back and enjoy the season, take time to wrap the gifts and spend time thinking of each person I am wrapping the gift for.  I can now take the time to write some letters to pop inside my cards and spend time thinking about each person I am writing to.  The most wonderful time of the year...catching up with friends old and new.  My family live all over the country too but December sees them all visit, so always a busy month.    I have 4 sisters, 1 brother 12 nieces/nephews and 12 great nieces/nephews as well as family from my husbands side who we generally visit in December.  My calendar is bulging and groaning at the seams which is why I have to be so organized early.  We have plans for the weekend but next week will see the start of some of my batch cooking and baking for the freezer.
 

 
A couple of poinsettia have found their way into the house to add to the seasonal d├ęcor.  My husband always treats me and my Mum at this time of year, a seasonal tradition.  I am now going to put my feet up for a couple of hours and watch a Christmas film, I am loving the Christmas channel on TV.  It is definitely addictive along with the hot chocolate and stirrers.
 
See you soon.
 

29 comments:

  1. What a great idea to use the insert from an old advent calendar to make new chocolates.

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  2. You are so well organized it puts me to shame. What great little gifts the brooches are. Love the chocolate.

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  3. Every time I visit your blog you give me some new ideas x

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  4. You are aaallll over it mama! Well done you. I just spent an afternoon going through the present chest which is bulging to make a list of who is left over but... I have far too much stuff, even my father chrsitmas stuff is spot on so I am putting my feet up with you Lorraine. Jo x

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  5. Can I come and stay at your house?.......you're so organised, I think I need a few tips, lol. Love that pretty crochet blanket and cushion.......I'm off to locate the Christmas channel you speak off, it could really help me get on with Christmas knitting.

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  6. Well prepared for the Holidays !!!
    Have a cosy and relax? weekend !
    Anna

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  7. How delightful. I always enjoy your posts. I am amazed and in awe of all you do and get done! Inspiring. I'm still not back to myself but even when I was...I couldn't measure up to you. So happy we met along the way. You bring me joy.

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  8. You are one smart, organized lady. All your beautiful afghans and pillows are going to be enjoyed. I also love all the attention to detail you have for everything from food preparations to gift packaging. You have earned your hot chocolate, five cookies, and Christmas movie.

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  9. I still did my Five n Friday post too n hopes Amy would just put up the link. You have lots to share this week

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  10. What a brilliant idea with the advent calendar tray , Might pinch this one for next year xx

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  11. I love that tip about using the old advent calendar as a mould, I'm going to try that myself. The little elf is so cute, you're so organised with all your Christmas makes.

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  12. What lovely things you've made. Those brooches look wonderful.

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  13. Congratulations! Fantastic achievement.

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  14. Your holiday preparations make me happy and take my mind off the depressing news on tv... enjoy your family gatherings. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  15. tante realizzazioni molto belle :) mhhh poi amo il cioccolato <3 un bacione e buon weekend!!

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  16. You are very well organised and your work is beautiful. I think I'll take on board your idea of the five biscuits. X

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  17. You, my friend, are amazing!
    So many beautiful things, and so much inspiration.
    Have a cozy weekend!

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  18. Wow! You are going to be having a lot of company. Good thing you're so organized and efficient. I'm looking forward to reading what you will be making ( foodwise). Take care, GM

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  19. You are really getting ready for Christmas! Love your ideas and your little stuffed elfie boy is darling! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. Wow! All the gifts and tokens are all ready! You are so ahead of time. I am so lazy, not even started with my spring cleaning!

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  21. With all your wonderful preparation, you deserve to put your feet up and enjoy a good film.

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  22. I participate also in Friday's fave five, which is a similar theme. The things you made are wonderful, I have no patience for that. Compared to you I am a poor orphan concerning family ! I only have a son, grandson and DIL and a husband of course, that's all !

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  23. Put your feet up and enjoy! You've been busy. Some wonderful ideas you've shared. I have birthday gifts and anniversary cards to send before I get to Christmas. I'll finish up wrapping and boxing the birthdays today ... ready for the post after Thanksgiving. Happy Happy Happy!

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  24. Another lovely blog,,thank you. Woo xx

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  25. So many cute things! Love the little elf. And the chocolate :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  26. What a brilliant idea to make Christmas cupcake toppers from an advent calendar tray.
    Love it-x-

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  27. I am starting my last knitted present today, I am wrapping and shipping out tomorrow so I am nearing completion on those two projects.
    Hugs to you,
    MEredith

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  28. Having scrolled through your November blog posts so far I'm amazed at all you've done to make the coming Christmas with your family a happy and memorable one. I know you've enjoyed making beautiful gifts and accessories. Everyone will appreciate them. I hope you're husband is keeping well.

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  29. I hope your husband is feeling a lot better. The wet weather we are experiencing here isn't so good is it? I hope it's better where you are.

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