It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Hello again. I feel like I’m finally back mentally as well as physically. Going home to Switzerland is really nice and I love seeing my family and friends. I usually get a few hours on my own to do a spot of shopping without Little Miss Bossy-Boots. Bliss.

On the other hand, though, I’ve found the last two trips hard as I miss my Dad. It takes me a little while to shake off the feeling of sadness that fills me but now I’m looking forward to Christmas.

Little Miss Bossy-Boots, Master and I went to get our Christmas tree on Saturday. Sunday morning the ‘girls’ had a decorating session.

As you can see our Christmas tree is very pink and purple. Want to guess who chose the decorations? I don’t mind. Christmas is for kids and if little Miss Bossy-Boots wants a pink Christmas tree then I’m happy to oblige.

We hung up our stockings as well.

I made the stockings two years ago and still love them. Master’s stocking is a very traditional stocking in red wool with a fluffy white cuff and an appliquéd snowman as well as his name. Here’s a close up of the snowman:

The hat was cut out from black waterproof rucksack fabric and the buttons are vintage Victorian buttons. I bought them years ago at an antiques fair and was just waiting for an opportunity to use them. The nose is a tiny cone that I made out of orange fabric.

Little Miss Bossy-Boots’ stocking is traditional, too. She doesn’t like it much at the moment because it isn’t pink but I hope that it will be a treasured heirloom one day (only kidding, if she’s still that much into pink next year I’ll probably make her a pink one).

I love the Rudolph the Reindeer’s shiny red nose.

Mine had to be finished in about five minutes as I made it on Christmas Eve and it was getting rather late. I painted my name on, slapped some hearts on with bondaweb and added some ribbons at the top. Nothing special. The fabric, however, is very special as it’s from the sixties and used to be one of my mother’s dresses. Love it.



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