Thursday, 16 December 2010

Christmas Bits!

Courtesy of Bluebird Crafts
Hand painted Christmas Eggs.
Just a few Christmas images to send you all on your festive way. Like.....who has time to read??? Just some from my kitchen - how do you decorate your kitchen, or do you?
Vintage Christmas Salt n' Pepper Mr & Mrs Claus!
Christmas Pudding Pot, where chocolate coins magically appear.
Have absolutely fab Christmas with your families and always know your bloggy friendship is valued by Marble Rose.
TTFN xxxxx

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Marble Rose Homemade Christmas

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! TTFN xxxxxxx