Tuesday, 17 December 2013

WOYWW - New Festive Friends !

Not much time for crafting with our Christmas preparations in full swing !

The house is starting to look festive - I love it when all the Christmas lights are hung up !

My hand is still sore & achy after my fall so stitching has been slow & laborious - but I was determined to finish my 2 new festive friends !

Meet Angelina - the ice skating angel - I really enjoy making up these Tilda patterns !
The fur on this pattern was a new challenge !

Now here too is Herr Penguin - taken from the pattern I bought in Germany - resplendent in his Christmas hat !

What little time I have found for crafting has been focussed on making sure I keep up each day with my Christmas Journal - I really enjoy my annual month of journalling !

So there is a collection of JYC pages on my desk this week ..

Although there are email prompts each day, I seldom stick to them in order and just write about whatever captures my imagination that day.

Here's my cover !
So far it has seen an eclectic mix of  subjects !
Here's a record of how I have wrapped my presents this year ..
My record of the most talked about advert of the season - John Lewis' Bear & the Hare ..
The phenomen-owl rise of the owl in every form of crafting, clothing, home-wear & accessories ...
And how a festive pie is bang on a whole range of consumer trends ...

And I never bind the pages to the end when the journal is finished - you just never know how dimensional & bulging the book will turn out !

Hope all your Christmas plans are going smoothly !
Have a festive, fun & stress free Christmas !
Love Ali xx


  1. Your book looks like it will be amazing to read, I may try this next year as a record of just what goes on in this mad busy month. Thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Tracy #41

  2. Oh, lots of lovely things to peek at but Herr Penguin is by far my favourite! LOL, he's full of mischief, you can just tell by looking at him!!!
    Thanks for all the friendship and support this year, wishing you and yours and very Happy Christmas!
    Hugs, LLJ 43 xx

  3. Good morning
    Just popping my head around the door to say hi and wish you a very happy Christmas.
    Thanks for sharing your workplace.

    Neil #20

  4. Love your journal cover! and also Angelina, the ice skating angel, so cute.

    Happy Wednesday to you,
    Karin #3

  5. I love the ice skating angel. She's gorgeous! Herr penguin is brill too. I really will have to learn how to sew....
    Hugs Lynda x

  6. Amazing angel!
    Love the idea of a monthly journal for this time of year.
    Merry Christmas
    Krisah #23

  7. what a great blog you have got love your penguin and tilda creations despite your sore hand..have a lovely christmas

  8. I really like your Christmas journal cover.

  9. We'll done on the sewing..so Wprth the persevering, beautiful result! How lovely that you're enjoying the journal, do you know I haven't yet seen the john Lewis ad, and certainly have no clue about that pie..how odd!!

  10. Hi Ali, love your festive window - very pretty. Your sewing projects are gorgeous too - love the penguin with it's Santa hat. Your journal pages are fab - I like that you are not sticking to the prompts but doing your own thing too. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Elizabeth x #45

  11. Great job with your Christmas journaling, Ali! And your angel and penguin are so, so adorable!! I'm sorry to hear that you are in pain from your hobby, however. The world could use more of these happy creations!! I wish you Happy WOYWW and Happy Holidays!! Thanks so much for your visit to me!! Hugs, Darnell #10

  12. I love the sound and look of your Christmas Journal, and your cute penguin has me smiling. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Danie #37

  13. Super JYC book and your new festive friends are great, worth the effort. Thanks for visiting me this week. Happy Christmas BJ#35

  14. That penguing is too cute and I love your Christmas-book/journal... is it something like "December Daily"?? (I know about that 'event'...) It's been ages since I made me a mini-album of some sort (but if art journals count, I made a LOT... hmmm... what's the difference anyway? ) OK, sorry, I'm starting to ramble here... I wish you happy holidays (which should be no problem in a nice decorated home like yours!) and I am indeed happy to have 'met you' too this year - see you in 2014! Hug from Holland. Marit #55

  15. Those are all wonderful projects dear Alie!
    I wish you to get better soon with the hand and
    a Very Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  16. Hello! I am a week late, I know, but not been in the mood for much. I love your Christmas blog wallpaper. I Got your exquisite card today, thank you very much, it sure lifted my spirits. Mine have not even been made, they were on the back burner and are now out the window!!! Perhaps you will get one for new year...don't hold your breath!