Christmas is on its way I hear… I’ve been so focussed on finishing my degree, job hunting and moving I hadn’t even spared it a thought until the other day! Being that I am in the process of moving, I’ve been wrapping already made gifts and giving them to my lovely Mum for safe-keeping so they don’t get lost in boxes and unearthed in two months time. I’ve also been getting a move on with bigger gifts that I want to make for my family before I pack my beloved stash- one of which is the ripply goodness pictured above! Being that a few of my family members pop into my blog every now and then I’m not going to state who this is for (!) but let’s just say she is very worthy of handmade goodness as she has always appreciated gifts given in the past and shows them to people and tells them how clever the person who made them is. Ha ha!
So there it is, in all it’s ripply glory sitting on my rocker… a totally quick gift, I started it on Monday evening and finished it on Tuesday morning before I went to work. Made from odds and ends in my stash and filled with a (nice and clean) second-hand inner, it’s a totally thrifty, eco-friendly gift which makes me very excited. I used this pattern which is lovely and easy to follow, despite previous mishaps which were a direct result of me not following the pattern!
Thank you all for your lovely, lovely comments about beautiful Pixie, I am completely besotted with her. I went to visit her today and for the first time since I met her, she was AWAKE and had her eyes open. I am getting a bit addicted to looking in baby clothing shops and finding beautiful little dresses I want to buy her! I believe that she is going to be one spoiled little Pixie as she grows up, lucky Aunty, to have someone little and cute to lavish love upon.
Wishing you a beautiful day and sending you many happy thoughts,
lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx