Happy New Year! I saw it in with a mug of hot chocolate in front of Jools' Hootenanny. It was bluddy great this year - Annie Lennox, Adele, The Ting Tings, Dizzee Rascal, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and a band I'd never heard of but loved (five years ago I knew about indie music, now I haven't a clue!) - The Hold Steady. I could have done without Duffy's three songs though - really don't see what all the fuss is there.
Today I went into town to see if any Christmas bling was in the sale at Paperchase, one of my favourite shops. It was my first Christmas living on my own, and I only had a tiny tree and a few decs, so I bought a three-foot glittery green tree and a box of mirrorball baubles. It's against my upbringing to pay full price for decorations before Christmas, and it troubles my crafty conscience to buy what I could make, so these two purchases are 'allowed'!
I was busy with Christmas presents all the way through Advent, so it's only since then that I've been making myself a few bits. First off I wanted to use some vintage turquoise nylon and silver lurex yarn I found in a charity shop in the summer. That's being knitted into baubles. I knew I wanted a beaded felt star to put at the top of my tree - I'd had a drawing in my sketchbook for ages - and finally I've finished it (see top of post)! Ain't it pretty?