Happy Christmas holidays everyone! Hope everyone enjoyed a lovely festive couple of days, without too much of a mince pie or mulled wine- induced hangover…
Whilst I think I’d find it impossible to keep up with a weekly #sundaysevens, I always enjoy joining in every school holiday. Head over to Nat’s site at Threads and Bobbins to find out more about Sunday sevens, a weekly, photo diary celebrating the smaller things in life 🙂
On Sunday I enjoyed some Christmas crafting with the monkies. My daughter particularly enjoyed making this Santa from an old kit that came free with a magazine some time ago. Nice to see him finally come to life. On Monday I nipped out to the local supermarket for a few bits and pieces, and couldn’t resist these festive tights for her either.
Both monkies enjoyed a little more Christmas crafting on Tuesday, making one of these mobiles each (a bargain at just £1 each from Book Sale) as well as some paper garlands to decorate our kitchen. By Wednesday I was itching to get a bit of sewing done, so embarked on these simple, lavender bags to include in some family presents.
On Christmas Eve the monkies and I escaped the mayhem (leaving husband to wrap up the presents and to enjoy a rare bit of peace and quiet) to see a fantastic production of Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart at the relatively new theatre and arts centre Home in Manchester. A copy of said book might have found its way into my son’s stocking.
And no prizes for which present I might have reached for first from under the tree on Christmas morning … 😉 Will post about later in the week, but suffice to say it was worth the wait. Thank you #stitchingsanta!
Boxing Day left us desperate for some fresh air, so we headed off to a local park. Although we luckily escaped any flooding here in South Manchester, there were plenty of puddles for the monkies to jump over on the way. The factory where my husband works over Bolton-way hasn’t quite come off so luckily: it’s currently under two foot of water! My thoughts and best wishes go out to anyone else who’s in the painful process of clearing up, yet again.