Jenn, December 2015.
I don’t splurge on shoes and handbags etc during the year, but when it comes to Christmas I go all out. This year I definitely didn’t buy as much stuff, but I did have a go at making some decorations!
Last year was the first of "Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas" on channel 4, and there was another 3-part series on again this year. (You’ll still be able to get it on 4OD here if you missed it.) Her programme showed you examples of pretty much all aspects of Christmas from perfecting your wrapping skills to crafty Christmas cake decorating. If you watch it and don’t get the urge to break out the cookie cutters or make an impulse ebay purchase of a pair of 9-shear scissors, then you need your head checked!
This is also the first Christmas that I’ve had Pinterest.. Ohh boy you can lose hours on that app with all the wonderful creations available at the tap of a finger. It’s both a curse and a life-saver!
I love to make stuff (an understatement) and I’ll have a go at anything, mainly because I like to try out new things. This year I had a go at wreath decorating, taking book-art to an all-new festive level, as well as wrestling with some giant snowflakes, which the Telegraph took a shine to!
Sunday past was the last ‘Fine and Dandy Market’ of 2015 and it was brilliant craic! We stuffed our faces with tea and gingerbread biscuits and a great time was had by all. Being 5 days before Christmas definitely got us in the festive spirit; there were Christmas jumpers, tinsel, and music galore, plus a little bit of James Brown who snuck onto the record player a few times. Who doesn’t love a bit of aul James to brighten up your day?!
We hope you all had a super-festive and magical Christmas, and here's wishing you a very happy, healthy, prosperous, and cretive New Year!!
Much love, Tommy and Jenn xx