Sunday, December 25, 2011

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

As two very excited little people told us this morning, Christmas is nearly here!


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!

Gros bisous,
Kirsty x x  


  1. Merry Christmas Kirsty, to you and your famille :)

  2. Merry Christmas! That doodling book sure looks like fun. Oh, and I'm sure the linen will stretch over time anyways =)

  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hey, at least the markers won't slip out of their pockets! Happy doodling! Susan x

  4. May you have a blessed and peaceful M*e*r*r*y C*h*r*i*s*t*m*a*s!

  5. Gorgeous bag, and I know a few kids who would probably kill for that pen roll!

    It's been lovely getting to 'know' you this year through your blog. Joyeux Noel x

  6. Happy Christmas - it has been such a pleasure to 'meet' you this year! I hope Father Christmas brings me one of those pen rolls - or at least the time to make one;) What you achieve is amazing. x

  7. Christmas is all over at our house now. It was great! So much fun and so much family here. Now we are just chillin' out on the sofas. Lovely. Hope you have a very happy day now too. Merry Christmas to you! xxx

  8. Joyeux Noel Kirsty.

    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas day.

  9. merry christmas to you and yours kirsty. i love all of your homemade gifts. the photos from the previous post are truly spectacular. christmas in your part of the world looks very special

  10. What a treasure of creativity you are, mon amie! I love art supplies and am just drooling at the roll-up quilted case. The doodle book would please a wide range of ages from the first ability to hold a crayon and up!

    I hope that your Christmas was joyful and filled with family and love.


  11. The bag is so beautiful, I like the pattern, a little bit different from what I see around. The roll up quilted case is unbelievable, I do not know where you found the time to do all this.
    And the doodling book would keep ME entertained for hours...

  12. have yourself a merry little christmas. i hope it was fun with a smidgen of relax time

  13. How beautiful! I hope your Christmas was lovely. All my best wishes for the the coming year !


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