I'm just popping in here to send you my best for the season and to show you the (very) few handmade gifts I managed to rustle up this year.
The first is a summer handbag for a friend from noodlehead's awesome 241 tote pattern. I sat my friend in front of my stash and she chose the Laura Gunn fabrics and linen herself, so I know she'll like it.
My next gift, for a dear 10 year old girl, came from this book.
I made the pencil roll.
Except mine is filled with marker pens, her drawing implement of choice.
Because the markers are fatter than pencils they put a little wave in the roll, a fact I didn't realise until after I'd made it. Were I super dedicated I'd make another and increase the pocket size but I'm low on time and linen. I think I'll get away with it.
I found this super cute doodling book online to go with it. Have you seen this, it's so cool?
Plenty of inspiration to keep kids occupied for hours:
I hope Pere Noël will bring me one too.
I also hope all your Christmas preparations are finished and you have nothing to do but sit back with a refreshing beverage and relax.
It's been a busy year but a wonderful year. Blogging has again been a joy, especially all the virtual friendships I've made (not to mention those of you I've had the pleasure of meeting in real life).
Thank you so much for all your comments and encouragement to keep recording our adventures in France. I wish you and your families all the best for Christmas and the festive season!
Kirsty x x