Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2019

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2019

All of the Christmas things, Blog
This year my Christmas wish came true when I was selected to take part in Kirstie Allsopp’s Channel 4 series ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Competition’.   As a keen crafter, and a massive fan of Christmas, I have long been a fan of the show (and Kirstie’s other crafting programmes – Handmade Home, Vintage Home, Fill Your House for Free, Celebrity Craft Masters), and have always thought how amazing it would be to craft at Christmas HQ. But until last summer I had never even considered that it might actually happen! I still can’t quite believe it happened, the day of the competition was a very surreal day, but more surreal was actually seeing myself on the telly! me on the telly! So how did it all come about? Sometime around…
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Hurry up, Christmas!

Hurry up, Christmas!

All of the Christmas things
Halloween and bonfire night are done with, which means we can now focus on my favourite celebration, Christmas – hoorah! I love the countdown to Christmas almost more than the day itself. There may still be a little way to go, but it’s definitely time to start choosing how you’re going to count down those final 24 days. Personally, I’m a fan of the advent candle, but recently I have started a new tradition to mark the passing days: #christmasalbumadvent, where I play an album from my Christmas vinyl album collection (yes, I collect Christmas albums – currently up to 36 ­– but more about that in a future post) each day from the 1st December. But where does the advent calendar tradition come from? It is believed that the…
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I wish it could be Christmas everyday

I wish it could be Christmas everyday

All of the Christmas things
I have a confession to make. I love Christmas! And, in the immortal words of Wizard, I wish it could be Christmas every day! Ok, maybe not actually be Christmas everyday – that would be exhausting! But I do love it and I’m constantly thinking, planning and doing Christmas-related things! Why do I love Christmas so much? There are just so many reasons to love Christmas! Obviously, there’s the magic and the excitement. Everyone gets at least a teeny bit excited, don’t they?? It requires lots of planning – a list-lover’s dream! There’s shopping lists to be made, gifts to be bought, cards to be sent, food to be prepared, and activities and outings to be planned and booked. Then there’s the crafting. There’s just so much you can make…
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