Saturday, 31 December 2011

Goodbye 2011

I've been ignoring my blog for the last three weeks..... it has been calling me but I didn't listen.  As usual I left everything too late and didn't even put up my decorations until Christmas Eve.  But this is the last day I'm going to be disorganised - 2012 is going to see a new me that gets everything finished in plenty of time! You heard (read) it here first!
I feel really bad that I haven't posted or visited any of my favourite blogs. I really really don't want Christmas 2012 to be the same and intend to stick to my New Year resolution next week by making something - don't know what yet but I'll be visiting my Pinterest boards for inspriation.

So here are a few pictures of my disorganised crafty Christmas - I did get some things finished in time! 
Cherry stone hand warmers for my Mum and sisters in their little matching bits and bobs pockets.
 Delia Smith inspired Christmas cake that doubled as my sister's birthday cake on the 21st. Crochet slippers for my nieces - I sewed leather insoles underneath so they don't slide around on the kitchen floor!
 My tiny Christmas tree and some of the vintage decorations I've collected over the years.

Christmas cards I posted in the very last hour for first class delivery before the day - love this Boughs and Bells set from PTI. Such a classic traditional look with the sentiment from Compliments of the Season (Waltzing Mouse Stamps).
Some wrapped presents ready to give at the last possible moment before another sister left for a week's skiing on 23rd!
We had yummy scrambled eggs and mushrooms on toast at our favourite teeny Cafe Gate in Chester on the way back from taking my sister and nephew to the train at the end of their visit.  I liked their homely snowflake window decorations made from laminated doilies.
So that was my Christmas 2011.  I'd like to thank you, my faithfull readers, for all the encouragement I've had from you over the last year and the lovely comments you've left me. Here's to the New Year - and if you are celebrating tonight, have a very happy time.


  1. I've said it so many times - LOVE visiting your blog, Ann! I'm intrigued by your cherry stone warmers - what a fun idea! Love your design using the cozy fleece and heart shape! In my opinion you are very organized to get all of these special projects finished for Christmas.
    Happy New Year to you, my friend!

  2. Everything you made looks really glorious! How talented you are!

    K xx

  3. Cherry stone hand warmers?!!!! You just must enlighten us on that one. I recognise one of those baubles on your tree too. Got to be at least 50yrs old cos mine is! Happy New Year to you. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Wishing you a wonderful and creative 2012, dear Ann!

  5. A very festive post - loving the handmade gifts
    and those cards are very classy - Wishing you all the best for 2012.

  6. I LOVE them all!!! eeeek.... crochet slippers!!!! OMGoodness, my jaw dropped. How fabulous are those??!!! I'm a size 6 by the way. keke... just kidding. :)

    Wishing you the best of the best in 2012! xoxo...

  7. We loved all our homemade presents Ann and the girls are actually wearing slippers for once, thanks very much and Happy New Year x x

  8. Dear Anne,

    Love viewing your last post for this year. I too did not get my tree up until Christmas Eve. At least you have some cards to post. I'm hoping next year will be more productive for me when posting. Have a very Happy New Year in 2012!

  9. I so loved seeing your holiday photos!!!! Those slippers look divine and so cozy. Wishing you and yours a wonderful and magical New Year!

  10. I think you're being hard on yourself, you did so much! Your cake is gorgeous.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  11. I think you got a lot done Ann!! I've been enjoying looking at each photograph. The hand warmers are too cute and those slippers are fantastic!!

  12. All lovely and gorgeous things here Ann. Thank you so much for my ecard.
    Happy new Year.

  13. Hope you are not too tired... Those slippers are so beautiful.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment - its hugely appreciated. Ann :o)


Related Posts with Thumbnails