Well, Christmas is nearly here...how did that happen? It is the same each year; weeks to go and then all of a sudden it is almost here. Must remember to post overseas cards next week...I have family in South Africa and post seems to take so long to get there. There was a time when I made all my own cards....before motherhood! I still have the book I used.....
It is out of print now but used copies are still available on Amazon. It is full of the most incredible 3D origami creations, all made by cutting and folding white card. When I was a student I had very little money to spend on presents so I used to make fabulous cards and spend a lot of time wrapping gifts and making them look gorgeous and special even if the contents were very humble.
My little S is already really giddy about Christmas and has written his list to Father Christmas.....Lego features heavily!And it got me thinking about a list for me. Those of you with children probably put all your focus and energy into Christmas for the little people; I know I do. I can't remember the last time I actually thought about a list of presents that I would like. So....here it is...money no object....my Christmas wish list....
1. Alice Starmore's book of Fair Isle Knitting
I have wanted this for some time and am almost at the point of buying it when I think that I could buy more yarn with the money!
4. A pair of Durbarry Galway boots
Goretex and leather and a lot more stylish than wellies!
5. A book of textile designs by Henry Moore
7. A glass teapot
Ah....glass. Is there a more beautiful, ephemeral, magical material? Just look at this teapot by Wagenfeld. Magical.
Who isn't crazy about stationery? Ah the sheer joy of opening a gorgeous new notebook with all its possibilities....these journals are from Ecojot.
9. A pair of sheepskin slippers
Because there is nothing like sheepskin for keeping hands and feet toasty. These are by Wassbring.
What is on your wish list?