This little elve

has been having a very festive week! I baked some very salty fake gingerbread cookies

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and made candied peel.

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I went ice skating in princess street gardens

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on a slippery surface

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which was followed by a trip to Ikea for some decorations and lots of cheery candles.

That's Hannah that I was skating with and if you signed up for my card swap I think she might be your new favourite person. Somehow I convinced her that spending 5 hours helping me cut and fold and print 100+ cards would be fun. And it was, but I'm not sure I would have got them done by myself.

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Last night we went out for a rather atmospheric and seasonal late night photo shoot of a finished object that has so far totally escaped the blog, it's also my first proper crochet design. I do hope you'll agree with me that it's on the cute vintagey side of dorky. For now here's a little sneak peak. More about it soon.

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My friend Jamie's also pretty up there on the list of people who rock, he not only helped me stick the stamps on all of the international cards (er I hope they don't take too long to arrive, my cold is making everything happen too slowly so I missed the last posting date for xmas - sorry!) but also helped me carry a tree home today. I don't have many ornaments though, other than a few glass baubles I bought when we were skating, the cookies above and a couple that were attached to some of last year's cards. This is the first time I've ever had my own tree, so I think I'll spend the rest of the evening cosied up with felt, glitter and clay making some more ornaments.

I hope the rest of your weekend is wonderfully festive too, my dears!

Congratulations MoPix!

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