|The decorated tree and the kid’s presents in brown paper and colourful ribbon|
|Little Pea in awe of the tree and presents, this was his first ‘proper’ Christmas and he was so good at not touching them|
However, the problem with the tree is that it now has a base so it won’t fit in the attic to use for next year and we can’t fit it into the shed. So now it sits on own patio out the front as a bird feeder. I just wish the birds would feed off it, I have only seen one bird on there the whole month it has been outside!!
As you can see from this picture we are having that little bit of snow that was forecast this weekend.
Now the stockings. I am a glutton for punishment. Even my father said so when I told him I was sewing 7 stockings before Christmas Eve. Cue memories of my mother sewing until stupid o’clock at Christmas to get our stockings finished but still I persevered and I actually finished them on Christmas Eve well before the children went to bed!
The pattern was an Elf stocking from Disney Family Fun where there are loads of free downloadables for different types of crafts with the kids. I made 7 different ones, a black and white one for Mr Pea as he supports Newcastle United; a red and white candy cane one for me (which I made the wrong way round); a blue gingham one for Miss Pea; red velvety one for Master Pea #1; red small check for Master Pea #2; green gingham for Master Pea #3 and a patchwork one for Little Pea. Although they are a little plain now I plan to add some decoration to them each year.