Every year I make the boys a decoration for their collection. I have a friend who buses into town with her children to buy a decoration from a fancy shop every year. Maybe I should start this too so that the boys have some ‘real’ ones in their collection as well!
This year I made their decoration while I was making the ones for the swap.
Little birds with ‘Peace’ on one side and ‘Joy’ on the other. Two of my favourite messages from Christmas.
I try to photograph them putting them on the tree too so I have progress of them ‘growing up’ each Christmas.
For the swap I made these doily circles and also the birds. My ‘is it up to scratch’ anxiety was eased by sending off two.
For my decorations so far I received the gorgeous little stocking from Gabrielle that I blogged about the other day.
Then this ADORABLE owl from Gilly.
Wrapped in this sweet fabric.
And this lovely star from Dione who organised it all.
I think I still have 2 coming which is exciting too.
I love the sense of anticipation that decorating the house gives Christmas. Next year I am looking forward to being in a house of our own again so I can really decorate. I also have a trip planned to check out my amazing friend Annette’s house which will be incredible and all handmade photos I promise.