Thursday, 20 December 2012

Home for Christmas

 Home is where my heart is that's for sure, especially at christmas time......i've been cosying up our home this week ready for the festivities to start at the weekend........lots still to do and despite the many lists and the multiple checking of them i always forget something but it never really matters.............
.........i have managed to find some crafting time too of course, and made this little elfin house cushion....
..........i am so loving these candy colours together too, a mix of some of my recent favourite fabric scraps...
........some little winter elfin homes made from simple life fabrics........love the pink floral with the blue gingham............but i also love so many of the other prints too.....so had to make a couple more........

                           ............snowy and frosty effects thanks to wonderful picmonkey............
 .........i made some little ginger sponge cakes this week, with lemon flavoured icing and finally used the cross stitch effect reindeer and snowflake cake toppers that i bought last year.......we all enjoyed them as well as some mince pies..........and some snow bites.........
 ..........i have a few wreaths around the house, most are quite simple, one is made from red and green jingle bells, bought last year, another is a very bright shiny bauble one.......sometimes a friend of mine makes us a fresh garland for the front door which always looks so pretty.........
..............and some of the hyacinths i planted in various odd containers are flowering now and scenting the air along with the winter candles............
 ..........i am still wrapping presents, and some have still to arrive from online ordering but there is still time....
just about (fingers crossed).........thank you for dropping in to see me here in my little blog home, especially at this busy busy time of year.......it's always so lovely to see you :)................
............i would like to send everyone who reads my blog my warmest wishes for a very happy and peaceful christmas........sending love to all my dear readers and sweet blog friends and wishing you all happy holidays.........back soon (in the bit inbetween) xxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxx

50 comments:

Cindy said...

Those little houses are so cute. Love the colors. Have a very Merry Christmas!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful photos as always Helen! Everything is looking very festive in your home. :)I love the little elf houses.
Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas and I'll see you in the bit inbetween!
Vivienne xxx

Love from Poppy said...

Absolutely beautiful houses. The fabrics are so pretty.
Dx

Belmont Yarns said...

Oh I just love your blog but I don't think I've ever commented. Your photos are all beautiful and inspirational. Thanks for giving us such lovely reading throughout the year. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Helen xx

KC'sCourt! said...

I love those little houses.
Julie xxxxxx

Ms. Redo said...

Your lovely little houses are just right, I believe I'd like to live in one, too! Your food sounds yummy, hope your online orders arrive tomorrow. And a very Merry Christmas to you, too, dear Helen. Mary

sew said...

Happy Christmas to you & your family, Helen and thank you for your inspiration in 2012. I've used your little house pattern to make several Christmas gifts and look forward to your new book next year. xx

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Merry Christmas, Helen. I feel too that hyacinths feel so right about the house now, and that little pink rimmed bird plate behind your white hyacinth is the prettiest thing!
xx
julie

Jane said...

Everything is looking perfect Helen. We are nearly there aren't we. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and every best wish for 2013. Jane x

The warm fireplace said...

Have really enjoyed your blog this year, wishing you and your family a wonderful christmas.
sue

Frances said...

Helen, your place is looking so very festive. As always, your December posts have really encouraged my own attempts to celebrate this lovely Christmas season.

I hope to begin my cookie baking tomorrow...though I still have a few gifts to complete. Oh the excitement!

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas!
xo

Christine said...

I love the cushion and the little houses and everything. I just bought Homemade Christmas tonight at the book store and was happy to see you in it. I can't wait to get a chance to really read it. Have a very merry Christmas!

cristina said...

Oh, Hellen.... lovely.... lovely.... merry CRistmas too for you and your family and friends!!!

Naturally Carol said...

What gorgeous elfin houses! I love all of your other Christmas accessories too..the tiny trees, the silver bird and your cake toppers too. You sew the best pincushions...in fact i think you are the pincushion queen! Merry Christmas!!

Sam I Am...... said...

Merry Christmas to you too!!!! I love your little elfin homes and you did a great job with Pic Monkey...I'll have to look into using that as yours turned out so "merry" and festive.
Love how you decorate your little cakes so sweetly. I have a purple hyacinth blooming also...what a treat! Enjoy your holidays with friends and family and the Merriest to you my VERY talented friend!

Alessandra said...

Love all these little houses!!!
Buon Natale e Felice 2013!!!!
love, xxxx Ale

by Teresa said...

Oh, you have some cuteness magic going on at your cozy home! Thanks for sharing. If we don't "chat" again before the big day...

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*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
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((hugs)), Teresa :-)

koralee said...

Oh me oh my my sweet friend..those little houses are beyond adorable...you must sell them...they really are the sweetest things I have seen in a long time...pure joy!
Thank you for all your sweet comments you leave me...what a dear friend you are...sending you ooodles of Christmas LoVe your way. oxxoxoxoxoxooxo

my4lilgirls said...

Ooooohhhh the lil houses are just gorgeous, so christmassy :)
Have the most wonderful time Helen, best wishes to you & your family
Lots of love Karen x

Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Helen, Merry Christmas! I love your sweet houses and I think it's time for me to make one (or more), too! You know to mix those beautiful fabrics so well and always there are cute little details! Thank you for your lovely posts and inspiration! x Teje

Jooles said...

it's so so pretty here Helen x
I adore all of your little festive houses and can just imagine a little snowy village full of them.

Wishing you and your lovely family a beautiful christmas time filled with peace, love and happiness

love jooles x

P.S i hope your last few prezzies turn up in time!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I do love the color combinations in the fabrics. Sweet cushion and pretty little houses. The muffins sound absolutely delicious. You always finish up and top things off beautifully. Happy holidays! Tammy

GrannyTaughtMeToCrochet said...

Merry Christmas Helen. I have really enjoyed reading your blog this year! x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Merry Christmas Helen, have a lovely time! Thank you so much for your support on my new Bloggy adventure! Love your little houses! :) x

Kay said...

Happy christmas. I seem to love everything you do, the houses and cushion are so pretty.

Tammy Chrzan said...

You are an amazingly talented woman!
Merry Christmas to you!!

Dagmar said...

Your little houses are so inspiring, might have to make one for my little grand daughter..I agree with Koralee, you should sell them..they Are so joyful❤
Have a wonderful Chirstmas!

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

Such a cheerful Christmas post. The elfin house look beautiful and the cupcakes delicious!

Good luck with your wrapping. I am almost finished :-)

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Madelief x

Simone de Klerk said...

Gezellige feestdagen!

Kristyne said...

Elfin houses! How adorable! Love your style. Merry Christmas Helen! xo

My Little Home and Garden said...

I think I want to move into one of the little elfin houses, which would be quite a feat for my tall frame!

Helen, I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas

-Karen

Simone said...

You have had such a busy year Helen. Don't forget to take some time out to relax! z

Paula said...

Hello sweet Helen, I agree sweetie, home is where my heart is too! I love your sweet house and the darling elfin house cushion! Your are so creative and sew beautifully. I purchased your Sewn Gifts book and love it! It is gorgeous and I look forward to making lots of pretties from it! The colors in your cushion are cheerful and happy. I love little buttons too. The pink floral you used on the sweet house is beautiful! Love it with the blue gingham. You always use the prettiest fabrics! Oh, all of your houses are so beautiful! I am sure they make you quite happy! They make me happy looking at them! The cakes look yummy and the wreath, flowers and wrappings are all lovely! Thank you so much for visiting me and for your very kind words! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas too, dear heart! I look forward to seeing you again before Christmas! Lots of love, Paula xo

Mia said...

Hello dear Helen,

Your house-pillow is the sweetest, those colors are so pretty together! I wish you the most wonderful weekend, sweet scent of hyasinths and happy, happy holidays soon!

Yours,
Mia

Ali said...

Beautiful!! Have a great Christmas and best wishes for 2013 xxx

claire said...

You look ready and prepared:) HAve a super Christmas.Claire x

Grayseasailor said...

It is such a pleasure to visit with you, Helen. Thanks for making the time to post. You never fail to encourage and inspire me as you share your creativity.
Today I crocheted some hair scrunchies for my two little grand girls, and started to crochet a little wreath on a plastic ring. Sophie from A Good Year blog shared photos of a wreath she made with vines as a base and I decided to use my grapevine wreath as a base for greens I broke off of one of our trees. I just attached some festive ribbon and am hoping one of my older children will cut down a bit of holly for me to add to it too:) I have a wreath made of large jingle bells on our front door also.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
xx from Gracie

YarnRoundHook said...

Those little houses and the cushion are so lovely - I can't find the right words to say what I want to say, but there's something about that bright blue you've used makes them just perfect!

20 North Ora said...

I love your little houses! Adore the colors you used.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Judy

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Love your little houses! They look like the perfect retreat. And all your decorations look delightful. Hope you have a very joyous Christmas!

dutch sisters said...

Your houses are super cute Helen!
To you and yours we wish you a very Merry Christmas.

...Tabiboo... said...

It all looks so gorgeous Helen. Merry Christmas and here's wishing you a most beautiful time.

Nina x

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Gorgeous creations and decorations as well, dear Helen :0)
Wishing you have a Magic Christmas
With lot of love from Moscow :0)
Natasha & Fam

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such a beautiful festive post Helen!...Your little houses are so pretty and the fabrics and colours are perfect choices as always..love the little festive cupcakes too...it's always such a treat to visit you!
Wishing you and your family a happy and peaceful Christmas and looking forward to visiting you through 2013!
Susan x

driftwood said...

Merry Christmas Helen, your decorations are truly gorgeous xxx

Maria Glazacheva said...

Merry. Christmas and happy new year !!!
Bonne fete !!!
xxx Maria xxx

ALISON said...

BUON NATALE......I really enjoy visiting you...always bright and cheery.....CIAO Alison

Crafty Mermaid said...

Hope you enjoyed the Christmas festivities. Happy new year!

Jessie Fincham said...

Happy new year Helen! I hope you had a wonderful festive season :) can't wait to see your upcoming projects in 2013 !! :)
Jessie, xo

Alicia said...

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