Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Tis the season...to blog!

Well, it's been a while but here I am blogging again.

With a good reason to aswell! It's advent and I signed up for the advent swap organised by Hookin With Laalaa 
I was paired with the lovely Claire
and I was delighted to receive a box full of goodies from her all beautifully wrapped and numbered

My first advent parcel from Claire contained a gorgeous beaded notebook and pen, which will come in very handy! Day two brought something perfectly Christmassy and tempting - chocolate coins! Cadbury ones at that!!

Day three was a bath scrunchie net poof thing and some lovely Champneys bath bubbles which were the perfect remedy for the aches that followed the Christmas work do Friday night!
Day four was some pretty Christmas ribbons to add to my rather extensive ribbon collection! (I have a thing for ribbons)
Day five and I received a gorgeous little cross stitch kit, although cross stitch isn't something i've done a lot of, this is small enough that I think i'll be able to tackle it without too much fear!

Day six (today!) and I opened up my pretty parcel to find a silicone chocolate mould, which I'm sure will get plenty of use before Christmas. (The husband and I took a chocolate workshop a while back and loved the process of making them nearly as much as the sampling afterwards!)

Thank you soooo much to Claire for my wonderful pressies, it makes getting out of bed on these cold December mornings much more bearable!!

So that's me all caught up on my advent swapping fun. Other than that I have been busy with a couple of crafting projects for our local church's Christmas Tree Festival, which was a wonderful weekend.

I decorated a tree on behalf of the choir...
I made the colour scheme navy blue to match the colour of our choir robes and I tried to include lots of musical touches!
Judith the organist (who is one of my crafting idols!) made the little choir people peg dolls, the details on them are amazing and totally match our robes!

I painted a sign for the santa's grotto in the church (and turned the vestry into a grotto for the weekend!)

I have also been busy making Christmas trees for the Christmas tree stall...
..from felt

and magazines!!

So as you can see I've been a busy festive Bea!!


  1. Lucky you! You have had some gorgeous advent gifts. I love the ribbons too especially the reindeer one.

  2. Hi Bea, your magazine trees have turned out really well haven't they. Glad your pressies are coming in useful. I haven't blogged about it yet but opened my knitting goodies yesterday and don't have any of those bits so really chuffed thanks xx

  3. Hi Bea,
    Have a look over at my latest blog post - there's a surprise there for you.....


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