It's a homemade Christmas over at Marble Rose-dom. Lack of money is a driving force - but I still think receiving a gift someone has poured effort and love into, is worth its weight in gold, even if it is a little skeewiff or lopsided.
I haven't made a Betsy Doll for nearly three years -but I had promised my niece - and myself that she wouldn't be left out! I posted Betsy today, so I hope the Royal Mail treats her well.
Then I made luxury flannels for the ladies in my life - (mum and sis in laws) - I always despair at the kids using my flannels for "washing' their dolls - or whatever else they care to wipe it on - so making a flannel that absolutely shouts "VERY SPECIAL MUMMY FLANNEL" - may just act as a small deterrent to other small hands? (hmm or the complete opposite?)
These flannels are BIG - I mean nice-big-close your eyes - cover your face in warm water and sigh - BIG. Trimmed with cute material and lace, I placed them in some baskets and added some special bubble bath and obligatory chocs. What better way to wake yourself up in the morning eh?
And finally my crochet - yes those years of knotting, tears and sore fingers paid off. I've made the girls some hats and my sis-in-law a snood thing with her fav colour wool - and a small wee Panda Bear for my eldest - (crocheting in that black wool was like crocheting with eyelashes!)
So that's it for now. I did my best and offer it with love. Home-made Christmas indeed. Can't wait to show you the Lulu Charm Dolls I've made for the girls and tell you about the Children's book I've written " Adventures with Mrs. Rolipop" , endorsed by Boden. (Free Clothes!) Squeal!