Mittwoch, 28. Dezember 2016

Christmas all over - the present revealment

Straight after every Christmas I suffer from withdrawal symptoms! I just love the run-up to Christmas and treasure every day of the Advent period.
I float around my apartment, watching telly, reading books but not being able to settle for anything.
The one thing I always remember is to head out to the shops to stock up on decorations in the sales:

Here are a few of the pressies I already handed over and can now reveal to you:

One of my favourite: The bauble table runner

A sofa cushion for the tractor enthusiast

Heart-shaped potholders

Sonntag, 18. Dezember 2016

Happy 4th Sunday of Advent

It turned out to be a very relaxed and quiet advent. Because I  most of my presents are handmade there was no need for me to rush through shops and battle with crowds.

In the mornings I enjoy a peaceful stroll through a quiet road, where the neighbours have made themselves proud with their decorations.
At each end stands a tall tree with lights and in front of nearly every second house are more lights on bushes and windows.

The weekends were spent baking with my brother, involving gherkins, bison grass vodka and large quantities of sugar.

Sewing is best done with Netflix and gallons of ginger infusion with honey and lemon. Unfortunately I can't show you my efforts until they have been presented. Well, apart from this lovely bauble pillow for a December birthday girl.

Only four more days at the office and then I'm looking forward to a well-earned two-week break. 
                                                 pa rum pum pum pum

Samstag, 3. Dezember 2016

Wonky Advent

It's been very quiet on the wonky front during the last few weeks. I had the mother of all colds and spent most of my time on my sofa with my eBook-Reader and Netflix.

So now it's Advent. Every year I seem to need a trigger for that christmas feeling. This year was no different. I brought up the decorations from the basement and distributed them all over my place but it didn't do the trick.

On the 1st of December I went for a little after work shopping to the city centre picking up some bits and bops like this little Santa Polarbear musing about the missing cheer.  But when I was just around the corner from Marienplatz I heard music. I turned that corner and couldn't believe my eyes and ears. There was an ensemble of brass players and a childrens choir on the balcony of the city hall. Next to the impressive building the annual whopping huge tree covered in lights and an amazing smell lingering in the air of mulled wine and sugar.

And bham there it was, the overwhelming christmas cheer and happiness. Bring on christmas - I am ready!!!