Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas lunch


No I'm not about to start sharing recipes, I still go to my mum's house for my Christmas lunch ;)

Today was the kids Christmas lunch day at school and also 'wear a Christmas jumper day'. Well they don't have Christmas jumpers but they have a mum that can sew. I searched for a reindeer applique pattern and did some easy zig zag stitching to make these:


Happily worn by the kids in blurry pictures:


Mine isn't as inventive as Susan's recent creation but I'm pleased with them. It was actually quite hard to find a decent free pattern but this one is brilliant and comes in three sizes. Husband has suggested that I make one for the baby too and possibly even for us. Honestly I don't even think he was being sarcastic!! She has a red dress that would suit this perfectly and it would be cute for all three of them to sport rudolphs.


My son took it upon himself to decorate our house at the weekend. He creatively used his drawings and attached pipe cleaners to hang them up. Some are lovely and Christmassy:


That says 'Christmas decoration' in case there was any doubt. It also says 'chop chop', that's pretty random.

Some are not so festive, unless you live in Australia maybe:


He literally has tied these everywhere:


My banisters are covered. It is so cute though and I love that he just did this himself with no prompting. 


If you're doing any last minute Christmas projects and need a fun quilting pattern, try my holly and berries fmq pattern, it is super fast and easy!




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18 comments:

  1. They are some cute little reindeers (the jumpers are nice too ;-) ). I would definitely make one for the baby!! And if you can get away with making hubby where one, I would absolutely be doing it! I admit to making my hubby a Christmas shirt this year, but it's very simple, as he would never where a reindeer.
    Merry Christmas!
    E xx

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  2. You are such a sweet and talented mum. :)

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  3. Such a cute design. I agree with your husband! You should all have a shirt with this on them!

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  4. Oh you must make you all matching outfits, and then take a pic :oD


    Also, everyone knows you chop down Christmas trees, silly!

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  5. those jumpers are so cute, you really should make the baby one (if of course you have the time ... no pressure)

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  6. What a nice decorator you have there! Shows some real talent for sure. And I LOVE your holly and berries FMQ pattern.

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  7. Thank goodness for quick applique to suit the school Christmas do's!

    Love that your little guy decorated for Christmas - super cute!

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  8. awww, bless him! I love it when kids do stuff like that :-)

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  9. No wonder you love your hubby so much - I love that he suggested the family Harold and hilda jumpers! Your son is completely adorable to. - Z's drawings STILL usually feature a dinosaur or a shark or a car!

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  10. ..completely adorable TOO not TO! Gah - forgot the jumpers, which are completely fab!!

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  11. you son sounds exactly like my Emma ! all the upstairs rooms have "christmas" pics in them and on the room doors! She takes celebrations seriously! love the jumper and so much better than buying those ridiculously expensive ones. Good for you! xx

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  12. I want one - with a bow please! And I love your sons deckies. The boy has style!

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  13. Look forward to seeing the family photo.

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  14. Aw. How cute of him to put them everywhere

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  15. Oh yes , make those jumpers for the whole family!! I love how your son has decorated the house, that has to be the cutest decorating I've seen this Christmas.

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  16. That really is cute, all those drawings! He's a good drawer. I think Christmas jumpers for the whole family would be cute, maybe, just once?!

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