I finished my Christmas stockings for the girls last night, and I must say I totally love them. I had to wake G up at midnight (when I finished) to tell him how good I thought I was/still am!
And then because I was on such a roll, I finally finished Pollys' santa sack this morning (which I started last year when I made Matilda's). So both girl's are now ready and waiting for the big man. Matilda is so excited it's ridiculous and keeps asking me during the day "Mum, are we excited?, are you excited? Is Santa coming to deliver presents in the bag today?" It's pretty fun.
I think I want to put the girl's names on their bags like the stockings, but I think that project can wait until next year.
And just to get your further into the Christmas sprirt, here's our Christmas tree. I got my Dad to drill out a log for me to stand it in after seeing this one. And yes, the little fence you see in the background is part of a play pen which normally surrounds the entire tree. Keeping presents and decorations safe from little hands.
Actually I think I might need to make the hole in the log a bit deeper, but again that can wait until next year.
And a few presents that are now hiding under my tree.
Next year there is no way I'm buying gift tags there are so many great ones out their in blogland it's amazing. I have gift tag pdfs spilling out of my computer. If you're having trouble finding any How About Orange has a list of a few, as does Meet me at Mikes.
Oh and here's a little sneak peek of one my presents for a certain little girl.
Some magnetic paper dolls and a little magnetic blackboard to play with them on. I downloaded the pdfs from Babalisme (where you will also find even more gift tags to download) and printed them out on magnetic paper (which I found at Dick Smith if you're looking for it in Australia). I made Matilda a few too and she loves them, but she mainly plays with them on our fridge.
So there you go, a quick pre-Christmas brain dump now I'm off to try and finish cleaning up my house and then baking tomorrow.
So if I'm not back here before (and let's be honest, there's no way that's going to happen) I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas filled with lots of love and fun.