Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Planning for Christmas

Its a poorly house here at Dotty Red, nothing serious, just the usual seasonal coughs and colds. Which of course involves lots of snuggling up on the sofa under quilts, the fire on and a movie or two to sit and snuffle our way through.
I really am amazed at how I have just accepted Autumn this year and the usual sadness of the loss of the long summer days this year is just passing me by. Its been replaced this year with a longing for glowing warmth, the cosy and dare I say it, even looking forward to some snow. Its a shock to me, the summer girl that I am, the girl that loves the beach and playing in the sea, being out in the garden till as late as possible enjoying every minute of the warming daylight. Indeed it comes as a surprise. Only this morning when I was raised from my sleep by two little people wanting their morning cuddles and breakfast, I lay there actually enjoying the dark, the dark mornings when you have to put the lights on to reassure yourself that it is actually morning.
As the light forced its way through the night sky revealing the mist over the hills that surround my home, yes indeed Autumn this year is a treat. My little one runs into school with squeals of delight as he breathes out and his breath swirls in front of him he shouts "Dragon Breath"...
Yes indeed Autumn and all its changes... for me a completely new routine, free time seems a luxury of time gone by now and maybe the little dose of sickness is an opportunity to slow down a little and curl up with my children. College is going well and work is a learning curve but none the less enjoyable. Sewing time however is hard to find and to keep up with orders requires some strict time management.
I have been working on Christmas stock and playing with lots of buttons, how I love buttons, little button heart Christmas wreaths are keeping my hands mobile and some what sore with all the wire cutting, I have even had time to try out some new product lines... now if I could just magic up an extra couple of hours a day and the ability to shake this cold... dream on... dream on...

A little give away soon...


11 comments:

Debby said...

Love the buttons and those little owls are adorable.
I am having a Christmas box/jar swap......are you interested?

French Knots said...

When you find those extra couple of hours each day let me know how! My crafting is just during nap time so making stock is rather hit and miss!
Love your button wreaths, any excuse to play with buttons is good.x

periwinkle said...

I think Autumn has been a bit easier this year because there wasn;t really a summer as such . Those little owls are very cute

Twiggy said...

What lovely makes. Thanks for your comment on my blog, it's good to know I'm not alone!! According to the forecast we are going to have a very warm and sunny weekend - hooray Indian Summer. Have fun.
twiggy x

Florrie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I love all the Christmas inspired goodies you're making, you've certainley been very busy...........such beautiful colourful projects.
florrie x

Thimbleanna said...

I love it as Autumn turns to winter. You're lucky you have a beach nearby -- with no beach around, I'm definitely not a summer girl. Fall and Winter are for me. Looks like you're making some really cute stuff!

Tracy said...

Button play... Oh, I love buttons too! The owls are adorable...very cute! Hope you are feeling better all around there soon.. It's that time of year for cold/flu bugs... :o( I'm trying to think Christmas, emphasis on the try... Somehow I don't really dig into preparations until November though...LOL! Happy Days ((HUGS))

silverpebble said...

Ooh I do like those buttony hearty treasures you've made there. Autumn and I are almost friends. Almost.

marit said...

I love your little owls- and the hearts are just adorable!

Get well soon- and have a lovely Autumn;-)

Kitty said...

You are so productive! Lovely items there, Suzie. We too have got the coughs and colds which inevitably come after the kids all go back to school. Take care :) x

Locket Pocket said...

We're all full of cold here too - but no where near as creatively productive as you! It's all looking lovely. Lucy x