A short but sweet blog post this week.
I’ve decided to take a little break from my beginner sewing series until the New Year to be able to concentrate on all the sewing I’ve crazily taken it upon myself to do for gifts throughout December. I have decided to do it all on the run up instead of plan ahead. Silly silly silly me! I’ve also applied to do another pattern review and received a thumbs up for that so I have extra extra busy hands the next few weeks.
I absolutely adore Christmas time. There really is no better time of year as far as I’m concerned. A time for family, being together, sharing and making the best memories.
When I was growing up, something my Mum and Dad did for us has stuck with my always and is a tradition I want to keep up in essence.
Every 1st December my sister and I would come down the stairs and see the Christmas tree in all its decorated splendour. We’d rush down the stairs and see the front room all decorated, as well as the kitchen and music room (my parents are musicians). The Christmas Fairies had been over night. I can still feel the warmth in my heart because of the magic I felt in those times and even though we don’t do the Christmas Fairies now, the decorations must go up on the 1st of December.
This year is a little different for me because for the first time in a very long time, we decided not to put our big tree up. We’re short on space where we are at the moment and as Georgia is growing; so are her toys and the space she needs, so there isn’t space for the tree. We’d have to put her toys away and that’s just not fair on a nearly 3 year old.
We’re also going away for Christmas this year, and have family staying at our house in place of us (we live with my Mum in Law) so we wanted to make sure they had space too without worrying about the tree being in the way. So we have a wee 3ft tree next to our TV this year. It’s super cute, but not the same.
However, this little tree is perfect Georgia size and seeing her little face as we put it up and decorated it together was wonderful. All she wanted was to put the star on top…and then take it off again and place all the baubles on one branch, but I can’t help but smile to myself at the memory. Each year will be different now as she gets older and that makes me feel emotional. This time next year she’ll be at pre-school and that’s another thing that completely terrifies me, but hey, I’ll bring you on that journey when it happens. EEK!
Do you have any Christmas traditions? I’d love to hear them. Pop them in the comments so we can all share in the warm and fuzzies.
Now for what you’re really here for!
The Giveaway Prize Winner!!!
Firstly I want to thank everyone that liked, followed and shared. You have no idea how much it means to me that you did. This isn’t a business or anything like that, yet, but I am working towards that hopefully, and every like, share, follow and comment really means the world so thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.
I had 19 entries by the time I closed entry today at 2:30pm UK time which I’m super thrilled about. I popped the names in to a spreadsheet so that I could use the numbers 1-19 to generate the winner on the “contest winner picker” website.
Whoop! My first giveaway is done. Congratulations and thank you again for participating. Please could Tanya get in touch with me to let me know your address so I can send you your gorgeous wallet. I hope you love it as much as I do and that you completely dazzle with it on your Christmas night out. If you get pictures with it, please please share and tag me.
That’s it for this week – if there’s anything you want to see from me, you know what to do. Happy Sewing Beautiful People ❤