Saturday 21 December 2013

52 weeks of Happy 51/52

Ok, so this has been a busy week like the rest of you I have been doing bits and bobs before the festivities begin. I have been working this past week and have found myself juggling allsorts. Fortunately I have Monday off to complete all that needs doing, I am working Christmas eve which I quite like to do, there is always a lovely atmosphere of good cheer at work and coming home in the dark to the Christmas tree and my family makes me happy.

So here are quite a few photos of my last week of little happy moments...

We eventually put our tree up last weekend when Alice was feeling so much better. It was really lovely looking at all the eclectic and meaningful, memory filled decorations we have bought and made over the years. We decided not to put tinsel on the tree this year, instead filled it with all our favourite decorations.

I found an old earing box and covered it with some music paper for my little crocheted strawberry for my friend Janie. I will tie a bow with the left over reindeer ribbon I have from making Alice's stocking.

I enjoyed seeing some local yarn bombing outside Hastings Art Forum last Sunday afternoon. Really cheered up the greyness of the afternoon.

I really enjoyed making little sparkly yarn bows for clips for Alice to give to her friends. The pattern was so easy and can be found on Slugs on the Refrigerator. Alice clipped them onto a card from last year that she cut up which I thought looked quite sweet.

Oh my goodness the best thing was seeing this rainbow on Thursday after the rain. Such beauty in such hope.

I also thought it was time to put my little homemade wreath on the door. I didn't have time to decorate it much this year, just some plastic holly and berries for 10p a pop in charity shops to make it look a little festive. The actually ring was made by a friend for me from her Wisteria which she was cutting back a few years ago. I love it.

Last but not least I wanted to wish you and all your family a very joyous Christmas wherever you are
Have  wonderful, magical day
(my little mouse was hooked up this week using Planet Penny cotton and mouse pattern) 


  1. Your tree looks fabulous penny and I was also contemplating another year without tinsel, but I've gone for the glitz this year. Love your wreath, so simple yet so lovely!! Beautiful rainbow, aren't they just magical??! Sending you wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year xoxo

  2. And to you Penny and Alice have a magical day too...adore your mouse...might hook one or two up later whilst watching strictly final....ahhh bliss!
    bestest daisy xx

  3. I love the rainbow photo - and those little crochet bows on hairgrips are so cute.
    Have a lovely Christmas x

  4. what a sweet mouse! it all looks lovely. I think I'd need a few more decorations on my tree if i was to skip the tinsel! have a good christmas, Heather x

  5. Lovely happy things! Those little bow hair clips are so sweet - such a nice gift. Amazing rainbow too!
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. xx

  6. Beautiful! Your tree is lovely and so are all the lovely things you have made, especially your wreath! Happy Christmas to you and yours. xx

  7. Merry Christmas to you and yours Penny. I love your photos and makes from
    this week.....How do you find the time ?
    Jacquie x

  8. Happy Christmas! i have enjoyed catching up with a few posts today. Your tree is delightful. Jo x

  9. What a festive week of happy things. Your tree looks great. I'm always amazed at how you find the time to juggle your job and your creative talents, you are wonder woman, truly! Have a wonderful Christmas Penny. xx

  10. Lots of lovely things! It has been busy here too with all the normal and now traditional, chaos! Ive been hurrying to finish this, that and the other. I am at the moment lying in bed, and after doing a mass batch of baking yesterday and feeling smug, I've just realised I put some dough in the freezer in the freezer to quick chill, and I forgot it! Ooooops! We used to have a really wild wisteria in our old house, wish I thought to do that with it, brilliant!

    Merry Christmas Penny, hope you have a wonderful christmas!

  11. Merry Christmas! The trees (willows?) under the rainbow are wonderful!

  12. I love your Christmas makes, isn't it great robe able to make lovely things to give people! :) x

  13. So many Christmas lovelies Penny!

    Merry Christmas and the warmest of wishes for 2014.

    Nina x

  14. These are lovely, happy, festive things. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Penny!

  15. Merry Christmas dear Penny to you all. Sorry to hear Alice has been so poorly thank goodness she's well enough to enjoy the festivities. Thanks for your wishes to me. After Christmas I'm going to have a good old catchup with all the blog posts I've been missing for the last few weeks.
    Love Lisa x

  16. Wishing you and yours Penny a magical Christmas time...Merry Merry Christmas!

    Amanda x

  17. Lovely happies Penny :)

    Here's hoping your Christmas was wondrous, and that the new year brings peace and joy to you and yours x