Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Did you all have a merry Christmas??

I did. It was a lot of fun waking up with the children so excited and opening their gifts. They loved what we had got them and hopefully there were a few surprises too.

I was a bit saddened to see news reports of fatalities yesterday in car accidents. So sad at any time but especially devastating at this time of year. I pray everyone drives a little slower and safer today.

Well I can finally show you the secret crochet doll's blanket I made for dd. She really REALLY wanted a La newborn doll for Christmas. I thought she had grown out of dolls but no. So I got her one and set ion making a little blanket for him. For quickness I just used 3 colours and made block squares which I then used the continuous join as you go method. I made a lovely edging from the Edie Eckman book Crochet borders. It makes it lok as if there is ribbon going through it. Here it is.


 
 
Hubby and I decided that we would not buy each other gifts this year but give each other some money to spend so apart from a pair of slippers and a dvd set, we didn't get many other gifts. My dear, sweet friend, Tracy got me some lovely things including these great charts which were off my wishlist. This was the only crafty gift I got this year so I think a little crafty spend is definitely in order!
 
 
On Christmas Eve, my dd was desperate to have her hair curled so I cut up one of my ds's vests and made them into rag curlers. Here's the before:
 
 
And here's after!!!!

 
Wow!!! They actually worked. How cool is that! A proper little Shirlee Temple! She reminds me of me when I was a little girl. My mum used to curl my hair very often.
 
Here's a picture of our happy family!!
 
 
 
We went to the inlaws for Christmas dinner which was wonderful as usual and had a lovely time seeing the other half's family. We don't meet very often so it is nice to spend the day with them.
 
Today, the weather has perked up a little and for once it has stopped raining so I think we are going to take oursleves off for a little jaunt somewhere. Then it is off to the brother in laws as he wasn't there yesterday. Hopefully I will get in some stitching time today before I have to start thinking about going back to work and all the planning I have to do!! Eeek. Oh I have also slowly started to put all my photos back onto my posts. I won't be able to put them all on as I just can't plain remember which ones should go where. I have started with this years posts as I need all my Wipocalypse posts back up and then I will do the most memorable ones and the ones that got the most traffic. It is a pain but if there are any posts/pictures you want me to do in particular then please let me know. Thanks for being patient. Stupid webshots. grrrrrrrr... 
 
Hope you all have a lovely Boxing day holiday. xx
 

23 comments:

Chris said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday Hazel! Your daughter's curls came out great. Lovely pic of your family.
Lovely new stitching stash too.
Have fun today!

missy said...

Lovely photos. The curls are fabulous.

Happy Continued Holidays

Carol said...

Hi Hazel, well those 'rags' certainly took me back. Mum used to put mine in every night until I was 11/12 when I had it cut short for the first time - and hated it!
What a lovely doll's blanket, really like the edging you chose. Great charts from your friend, yes, craft supply spending is a good idea.
It was very sad to hear of the fatal car crash, all the recent tragedies make families hold their loved ones just a bit tighter.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday.
Carol xx

Jackie said...

Looks like you've had a nice Christmas! Your daughter is absolutely adorable (the curls came out perfect). Enjoy your days off before going back to work!

Brigitte said...

You seem to have spent a lovely Christmas holiday with your family - such a nice family picture. And your daughter quite obviously was very happy with her curly hair :))
When I remember all the beautiful blankets that you crocheted it's natural that the baby doll needed its own blanket. Great what you crocheted for the doll.

Margaret said...

I love the blanket you made for your DD's baby doll! And her curls -- so cute! I do think you deserve to spend your Christmas money on some stash. Nice present stash you received from your friend! Have fun on your jaunt.

Catherine said...

Lovely post, Hazel! The blanket for your daughter's doll looks perfect! Lovely family photo and I love your daughter's curls!!

Sue Pinner said...

Hi Hazel..hope you had a great Christmas, sounds like it was and I love those curls.
Have a great Boxing Day Hugs xx

Christine said...

Great family photo Hazel and the rag curls worked really well.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday period

Giovanna said...

What a pretty blanket for your daughter, and that's some lovely stash too. Glad you had a good Christmas.

moleymakes said...

Loving the family photo Hazel x. Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas Day :)

Annette-California said...

Lovely photos. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Your daughter's curls look so pretty. What a very special gift to your daughter you made. The blanket is so beautiful Hazel. You crochet beautifully. Happy Holidays. love Annette

Julie said...

Lovely family pic, I saw the little bunny on there too lol.
Wishing you all a wonderful 2013

Dani - tkdchick said...

Looks like you all had a Merry Christmas! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Your daughter's ringlets are adorable!

pj said...

What a wonderful family! You made me laugh with the rag curls as my grandma would do the same for me when I was little. Darling curls!!!!

Happy New Year!

Bernardeena said...

Those curls are gorgeous!

Nicola said...

I remember having my hair wrapped in rags to curl it. Your daughter looks adorable.

Carol said...

Lovely family photo, Hazel--looks like you had a grand day! Love your daughter's curls--my mom had Shirley Temple hair like that when she was young--so adorable!

~Niki~ said...

we had a lovely christmas. i'm glad it's over though. now i have to put away all the decorations, the yucky part. love her hair! i need to try that on my dd!

♥ Nia said...

I did too but I felt the same when watching the news on TV.. so many things happening in the world.. terrible things that don't take a break, not even on Christmas time =/

The curls really work!! how pretty :)
Hope you had a great time with your family :) hugs to you!!

Kathy A. said...

Lovely family portrait. Glad you had a great Christmas season.

Cheryl said...

I love your family photo! You all look great! Gosh, how big your kids have got! Makes me realise how long ive been reading your blog for then lol

Valentina said...

Lovely blanket!! The border is really beautiful.
Your little girl is really nice with her hair curled!!