Monday, 2 August 2010

144 sleeps until........

Hello, thanks for taking the time to have a little peek. This is the very first post of my very first blog. Having spent hours or possibly days on the internet gazing and admiring other peoples beautiful blogs and all the wonderful things created, I have decided to take the plunge and have a go myself.

My great passion at the moment is crochet, which I began about 2 yrs ago whilst pregnant with my third child, Isla-Rose. I decided to crochet her a baby blanket, since then I haven't been able to stop, I am addicted!!.
I also have a thing for collecting special pretty finds from charityshops, car boots and summerfairs, particularly buttons, vintage crockery and fabrics, much to my husbands annoyance who refers to it as "not more tat"

144 sleeps untill......christmas, that is. This is the reason for my blog, having given up work to look after my gorgeous baby girl, money is not as plentiful as it once was, and having been inspired by my favourite show on t.v in 2009 " Kirsties homemade christmas", I have decided to set myself the challenge of handmaking the majority of my christmas gifts this christmas, this blog is a record of my progress and the countdown to "Jaceys homemade chistmas 2010".
I would be grateful for all comments and ideas that you may have to inspire me, the clock is ticking....  Many thanks if you have took the time to read this far.


12 comments:

Aaron said...

what a lovely site... you are so talented at making things and never cease to amaze me when you show me all the wonderfull things you have made. i want all mine for free though seeing as i am your bestest friend in the world. x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Great blog and thanks for joining the challenge. Looking forward to seeing your makes.
Oh and ssssssssh re Christmas that means my birthday isn't too far away and I'll be oooooooooold.

Looking forward to seeing more from you.
x

Cathy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't written anything for about a year, but maybe I should think about it again. I love your crocheted blanket - lovely colours. Good luck with the Christmas presents - I'll look forward to reading all about them. Btw, one that has worked for me is pretty bottles of sloe gin. Dead easy to make and looks great in a nice bottle with a ribbon. Maximum present for minimum effort!!
Cathy X

karen said...

Hello and welcome to blogland.
I Just adore that cute little crochet hat and Your crochet blanket ( can you tell I'm adicted to crochet too lol)
Thanks for becoming a follower of my little blog, I'll look forward to reading your next post.
Karen

karen said...

Hello and welcome to blogland.
I Just adore that cute little crochet hat and Your crochet blanket ( can you tell I'm adicted to crochet too lol)
Thanks for becoming a follower of my little blog, I'll look forward to reading your next post.
Karen

Melissa said...

Beautiful photos! I like to make gifts for Christmas as well. Dishcloths are always a quick and easy gift to make. I also like to make bath and shower puffs. :)

Jacquie said...

Hello and welcome to blogland ! Thanks for your comment on my blog. Love your crochet and look forward to following your challenge :0)
Jacquie x

Sarah said...

Hello and welcome to bloggy world! Love your crochet - I have yet to learn but I think it'll have to wait until the chldren are back at school!
x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Hiya and welcome to lovely blogland :-) Wow, well I think with your talent you will have no problem with pressies, crochet blankets all round - they are gorgeous! I am making some handmade sweets etc this year I think - saving the nice coffee jars as the container and then fill it with gorgeous makes :-) I have 3 kiddies too - fun isn't it :-)

Button Patch said...

Welcome to blogland and thank you for visiting my blog and following. Blogging is a great way of logging your progress. Good luck with your christmas challenge and enjoy the adventure of looking after your little one.

Lovely pictures.

Charlotte Nash said...

Also I am jealous of this baby blanket I started one for my bed aagggeeess ago and its still in a bag somewhere! =( xx

Kris said...

Where do I find a pattern for that adorable ear flap hat? I have been looking for one in a 4 year old size. mnkmonson@msn.com