Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Finished Blanket!

Do you remember I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to make a baby blanket for my friend? Well I finished it today!! I'm so proud because its the first blanket I have ever finished!
I absolutely love it! I have washed and tumble dried it (just to make sure it wasnt going to fall apart) and it has come out beautifully!
I used Hayfield Baby Bonus DK in Cream and Robin Paintbox DK in 'Carnival'

I havent measured it, but it's not overly big. I'll probably measure it before I give it to the parents-to-be!
I also used Lucy's Granny Blanket Edging which I think sets it off nicely....

here it is!!

In other news, the snow is FINALLY disappearing here and it seems a lot warmer than it has been lately. I think it might actually be 4 degrees outside today!

Louisa xx

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Perfect presents...

Merry Christmas!!
My other half got me the most surprising, amazing, thoughtful presents EVER!! And the only people I thought could really appreciate them are you lot!!
Amongst tons of other fabulous things, he got me: a proper stash bag, aaaaaand.... 4 balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino!!!!!!! 2 cream and 2 purple!!! How amazing is he for doing that?

Louisa xx

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hope you all have an amazing Christmas and 2011 brings all kinds of happiness and awesome crafting your way!!

Louisa xx

p.s Santas on his way!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

20 Christmas Questions!

It seems like almost every blogger I follow has done this meme now, so thankyou to all of you! It's my turn for my 20 Christmas Questions!

1. Wrapping paper and gift bags?
Both! I wrap the presents, then put them in gift bags :-)

2. Real tree or artificial?
Artificial. I would love a real tree, but the mess puts me off, and seeing the poor thing wilt away after christmas would make me too sad :-(

3. When do you put up the tree?
2nd weekend in December

4. When do you take the tree down?
6th January, the day you are supposed to take it down! However, that is my birthday, so it's the not nice part of my birthday!

5. Favourite gift received as a child
When I was 4 I got my very own television for my bedroom. It was pink and had a little heart on the aerial and didnt have a remote- the channel buttons were on the top of the TV :-) I had it until I was 16!!

6. Hardest person to buy for
My other half :-) I have to rely on a list from him, as I never know what to buy him, plus he hates surprises! Makes it easier for me though, as then I know exactly what he wants :-)

7. Easiest person to buy for
Also my other half :-) because of the list!

8. Post or e-mail Christmas cards
Neither. I only really give Christmas cards to my other half and his family. My mum puts my name on cards to my family down south, but when I move out, i'll have to start sending my own! Then it will be post...

9. Favourite Christmas film
Santa Clause the Movie! (the one with Dudley Moore) I have watched it EVERY SINGLE Christmas Eve since I was tiny. (and it's 2 years younger than me, so it's probably every Christmas since it came out!)

10. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
I try to start as early as possible, but it usually ends up being November. I did buy a couple of little presents in October this year though!

11. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

12. Favourite thing to eat at Christmas
Christmas dinner, yule log, turkey curry that my dad used to make (I have now taken on the tradition, but this years will be chicken!) pigs in blankets, nibbles, crackers, cheese.... pretty much the whole lot! My favourite part of Christmas is the food!

13. Lights on the tree (Coloured or clear?)
Coloured for me, although my mum prefers white :-(

14. Favourite Christmas song
Elton John - Step Into Christmas
Wizzard - Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Slade - Merry Christmas
Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
Jona Lewie - Stop the Cavalry
And embarrasingly - Girls Aloud's christmas offering from a few years ago (i cant remember the name and my Christmas CD is in the car!)
15. Travel at Christmas or stay at home?
Bit of both - have christmas dinner at home with my mum, but go to my other halfs house for presents, and then later on for Christmas film watching :-)

16. Angel, star or ribbon on top of the tree?
Star. Angels are a bit creepy...

17. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
I open one present on Christmas Eve, but only if its pyjamas. Otherwise I wait till Christmas Day! Last Christmas I got a Hello Kitty duvet cover from my mum and I got that on Christmas Eve :-)

18. Most annoying thing about this time of year
People panic buying in the supermarkets. They are only closed for a couple of days - get a grip! You do not need 15 pints of milk and 8 loaves of bread to last 2 days! (I used to work in a supermarket, and that really used to annoy me!) Fair enough for the people who were having loads of visitors to stay for a few days, but the majority didnt, they were just panicking that they might not be able to get to their precious supermarket for 2 whole days and therefore would need 10 times more food for those days than normal...
One year, the supermarket I was at closed for 3 days, and made regular announcements over their tannoy to customers. I overheard one customer say 'what the hell do the staff need a Christmas holiday for? It's my holiday off work, not theirs!"

19. What do you want for Christmas this year?
All kinds of things, but apparently, not enough!! ;-)

20. Traditional colours (red and green) or other colours?
Lots of lovely bright, bold colours. However I do love traditional colour schemes too :-)

Anyone else who hasnt already done this meme going to take up the challenge? :-)

Louisa xx 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm still here!

I just realized I haven't blogged for ages! I'm still here, still checking all your blogs regularly!
I'm posting this from my iPhone. I'm in bed with a stinking cold :-( woke up with it this morning and it just got progressively worse all day :-( was in Nottingham last night, which was awesome, but driving back today was a chore!
I have officially started the baby blanket I mentioned in my last post :-) I'm very excited about it. I'm not going to post any pictures until it is finished though!
Hope you are all well and getting excited for the big man in red making his visit? I'm extremely un-religious, but throw myself into the commercial side of Christmas! (mainly the food....)

Ok im off to go feel sorry for myself and watch lots and lots of Gilmore girls!

Louisa xx