A Rose for You … and Crafting for Christmas

Hello Blog Friends!

This rose is for you.  Though my blogging is infrequent, you still pop by each day.  I love that you do this, and I’m very grateful.  Thank you so much for your visits, comments and emails.  This glorious Milly rose is a thank you gift for you  🙂

I hope all is well with you as you find your way to this blog post.  As I type, outside the rain is pelting down and the temperature has fallen the last couple of days.  I’d love to hold on to the last days of Summer, but the forecast is looking like a wet week ahead.  Oh that’s Blighty for you…


my winter crops are getting a head start in the greenhouse


But as September is around the corner, I’m beginning to look towards crafting for Christmas.  For my little family, I’m planning to make plenty of Christmas gifts for Jo and Bertie.  Our time together as an adoptive family has, so far, been so busy and tiring that I’ve hardly made anything for them.  But the longer we spend together, the more we get used to each other and the rhythm of our days.  So that I now feel I have more time to devote to crafting.  Which means days in my cabin – hooray!

Today I’ve had a lovely comment from Venetia, asking how to make a gingerbread man garland.  Which has set me thinking that it would be fun to put up some Christmas Craft tutorials over the coming months.

And I know that some of you are still waiting for tutorials for your personal requests.  I will get around to all these!  Sometimes it’s a case of fitting in the time to sew, photograph and write up the tutorials.  At other times it’s a case of having to create a tutorial for whatever inspires me at that time.  I’m sure you understand.  Bear with me – some sewing ideas will find their way to this blog of mine in the coming weeks, especially as school gets under way.

So now it’s over to you.

What would you like to learn to sew for Christmas?

Toys?  Decorations?  Family Gifts?

Let me know in the comments, then I can start to schedule the tutorials over the coming weeks.

What fun!  Let’s all get sewing and crafting for Christmas – yay!

Hey, can you hear that distant sound of bells … ?


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5 Responses to A Rose for You … and Crafting for Christmas

  1. Anne says:

    I’d love to see some tutorials on gift making ideas, anything really and a gingerbread man garland sounds very cute.
    We do understand your No. 1 priority is your children and appreciate the time you do give to us when you post.
    Take care and have a lovely weekend,
    Anne xx

  2. Michelle says:

    Glad I’m not the only one who likes to think of Christmas before the school hols have ended!! Look forward to seeing some of the tutorials!! x

  3. Floss says:

    Well, if you have time, then Gifts for Men (that perennial problem) would be high on my list, please! It’s lovely to hear from you when you have time – and I’m hardly finding the time to blog either, at the moment.

  4. Alison says:

    I love that rose and will definately have to find one as we are a family of Millys! Gifts for men would be great and my family think I am nuts as I have started Christmas crafting already and have a little stash of homemade gifts beginning to grow.

    Alison x

  5. Olly says:

    I first found your blog via your bunting tutorial. Christmas decorations or stocking-fillers would be good, please!

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