I love this time of year! As well as Christmas, I’ve just celebrated my birthday, and very much enjoyed an outing to the cinema to see “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. Rosie grew up with Harry Potter, and for many years my birthday treat was a trip to see the latest release, so this year it was great to revisit JK Rowling’s amazing world of wizarding, especially with the promise of more films to come! Upon returning home I found my own fantastic beast had colonised the sofa ….
Where she very well knows she is not supposed to be! Bath is looking festive too – heaps of mistletoe at the flower stall in Milsom Street
So many Christmas kisses! And I have a new young man to kiss under the mistletoe this year – little Freddie of course! Wreaths on many of the front doors too …
And my favourite – heaps of Stilton at the cheese shop. I love Stilton – much to Rosie’s disgust when she opens the fridge door and finds the cheese compartment full of “that horrid smelly stuff!”
But this is always a strange time of year for me. While I’m getting super-excited about Christmas, I’m also busy with the January issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine, which has no mention of Christmas at all. I think I’ve already shown you the first pattern as well as my Little Bear hand embroidery tutorial, and here are four more of the January projects. I have just one more to complete ….
And I hope you like them. As well as putting together the January Magazine Rosie and I have been busy dusting down the digital shelves in the Bustle & Sew store as after Christmas we’ll be holding our annual Bumper Back Issue Sale – watch out for more details later this week!