Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Holiday grump

Along the lines of "If you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all" I have been avoiding this blog for a little while. Seems that there is some kind of conspiracy to keep me from completing the few simple Christmas crafts that I set myself. Mostly because I have been poorly for the last week, my job insists on having away days at random hotels and my boyfriend thinks that I would want to spend an evening going out to dinner with his horrible boss and family and lastly but most annoying the piles of ginger bread and coconut ice I made came out hard and unappealing.

So the only thing I have to show for myself is a gaggle of mini stockings that I was intending to make for my friends Christmassy get together in January but somehow managed to get roped into making them all for someone else’s friends Christmas party. Not sure how that happened as it was supposed to be a joint effort and I seemed to have pulled the short straw.

Anyway before they go I wanted to show off my little stockings which if I get some time I will be making another 20 of to give to all those friends I don’t buy presents for. They will eventually be filled with (edible) coconut ice and gingerbread and any other small and inexpensive Christmas goodies that I can think off. They are made from corduroy trousers that I had in the attic and ribbons and buttons from my stash so at least im doing my bit for recycling

Sorry about the state of the photos did I mention that my boyfriend was mugged two weeks ago and the nice camera was stolen - can I add that to the conspiracy theory.

So hopefully next time I blog things will be looking up and in the mean time im going to do my best to cheer up, get over this annoying cold and think about all the wonderful things I have to look forward to!!


one wining wench said...

Oh boo.. its all sad... very sorry for you darling!

But on the up your stockings are SOOO adorable! Right out of Little Women! so Cute! and somehow your managed to get the corner above the toe not to crinkle up-VERY impressed!

Wendy said...

Wow, that sucks! I can't believe you're planning to make double that amount of stockings. So impessive!

dottycookie said...

I think you're entitled to be grumpy with that lot going on! I hope you feel better soon and that your boyfriend is OK now - and while I know it's uncharitable I hope the camera never works for the horrid muggers and they can't sell it on. What a mean thing to do.

Very, very cute stockings!