Four years ago I gave personalised Christmas stockings to my friends for their kids... Life moves on and when my friend Audrey had baby Millie, I realised that she would need another one for her new baby, (she is just like me and would like a matching set!!). So I rummaged in the attic and found the bag of red velvet, bought some new white velvet and begged my mum to run me up some new stockings - just 4 this time and I set about personalising them. So Audrey has a full set for her 4 girls, and I now have a set for my girls too - so it's all good.
It's full steam ahead here for Christmas, our tree is up, I've made 7 dozen mince pies, boxes made for the baked goods, my photo card all done and posted and I've even started wrapping presents... My girls have all been sorted out for presents so I would say that I am about 85% of the way there.
I am having a big group for dinner 11 people and the baby - so have plans for second table, and some surprises for those coming. Have an idea for a little jar with small notes in it and everyone can pick a little slip and they will have an instruction, like tell us what was your best gift this year, or what you are most grateful for this year or even give someone at the table a compliment (like what a lovely dinner I cooked!!). So working on that list too. (Bet they can't wait to come here for dinner now)
The above card was one I liked, the Sizzix die is a lovely one and I migh be making a few more of this type of card and it like the balance and colours.