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


  1. Perfect!
    I'm also making as many gifts as I can, like you due to lack of money!
    I really really NEED to know more about your book, please don't keep Me in suspense!

    B xxx

  2. LOVE your homemade gifts! Lucky people in your life this Christmas. I have made a few things too for my girls. And one big blanket for my sister. I realllly hope she likes it as it has been a real labour of love! I just love to make some gifts for my family. But eek time is rushing by.

    Wow and congratulations on your book. You must tell more about it! And free clothes cant be a bad deal. Christmas has come early for you. lol.

    MBB x

  3. Well you are doing a lot better than me, I am still very much in the procrastinating, where has my imagination (do I have one?) gone stage!

    Congratulations on your book. Looking forward to hearing more.

  4. I LOVE your Betsy doll!Thanks for stopping by my blog!Happy Holidays!

    Sandy xox