Wednesday, 17 December 2008

The blurr that is Christmas....

One week to go... its all a blurr... I am so not in the Christmas vibe this year.  All around me are the beautiful colours of the season, rich variegated green and lush shades of cherry red, my home is scented with evocative smells of  cinnamon and spices, mulled wines simmers in the pan and children's laughter fills the house... It can only be Christmas...Caught up in the whirlwind of shows, concerts, parties and time spent with special friends, singing carols in the cold wintry air with dragon breath escaping from my mouth as I snuggle up to my little ones to keep warm, twinkling lights everywhere and at the end of the day curling up in front of the fire and waking up a couple of hours later... yes it is Christmas...
The tree is decked out in all its 'kitch' glory, years and years worth of Christmas history and some new trinkets in the making... a mish mash of colour and every bit of it put together with the help of excited children.
Its a time for comfort food and baking, stews and casseroles to warm the soul and endless cakes and cookies for the children's party activities...
So much baking has been done this Christmas and every tray of delight has been received by happy faces...
But something has to give, its not all perfect, with things in the process of change here, I have had to give up the many hours I would normally spend in my sewing room, it makes me a little sad I admit, but I give myself a break and know there is always next year... so to fulfill the creative daily need to make something with my hands... I have been doing little projects. Sometimes with the children and sometimes just for me.  The button wreaths have made a comeback this year, and I have been using all my red and green gingham buttons... many little gifts of this nature have been made... the shopping is now done and the wrapping may begin...


What ever the stage you are at with your Christmas plans I wish you peace, health and happiness...  and a bit more time!!!

15 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh yes it's blurry - but fun :o) Merry Christmas to you all

Kitty said...

It's VERY blurry! Whizzing up so fast, I fear I won't get everything done. Hope you and your little ones are having a great time. x

periwinkle said...

cute button wreath - I think it just gets to a point where you realise that not everything is going to get done ,,, Merry Christmas to you and yours
Lisa x

silverpebble said...

A great post - sad to hear you're having to limit time in the sewing room. Enjoy the small projects though and hope the rest of the Christmas prep isn't too stressful. Emma x

Simone said...

The button wreaths are really lovely. This whole year has been a bit of a blur really. Where did it go?

driftwood said...

love those button wreaths, so impressed you've made anything......

Things Hand Made said...

Oh I love your button wreath! Might have to try that one.

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

I love love love that button wreath! Merry merry Christmas to you!

Things are a bit behind here due to the camera being in the shop and an unexpected storm going on here. But I'm enjoying being able to slow down!

Miss sew n sew said...

Love your button wreaths that's a fab idea. The days are flying by it does get to be a bit of a whirl wind. Have a wonderful Chrstmas Suzie!
Sarahx

Lin said...

The button wreaths are great, wishing you lots more time to craft!

Jacoline (Lien) said...

I'm still not in the Christmas mood because it is SUMMER here. that's not real Christmas for me , but we have summer holiday as well so that is great! have a great time an enjoy it!!

Angela said...

sweet button wreath - what glue do you use??

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Have a lovely Christmas with your sweet family! Lucy x

Caroline said...

got very confused about the first photo - thought you were looking through binoculars!! Having looked carefully I understand it now!
hopefully the new year will bring you more time in your sewing room.

PrincessPea said...

Something definitely has to give! To make Christmas a wonderful time of year, especially for children, takes such a huge amount of work behind the scenes. Your blur of activity sounds like it must be pretty magical for your children - good for you!