Saturday, 31 December 2011

2011 ~ looking back

2011 has certainly been a busy old year for us here in our little family!

There has been so much crammed into this past year, and I thought that it would be fun to look back over the Button Tree Crafts archives and relive some of the lovely memories that 2011 has created ~

January 2011 ~ I loved this beautiful pink hyacinth which brightened up my days and my kitchen::

February 2011 ~ Banana and chocolate muffins, made from my new Nigella recipe book ~ very yummy they were too!

March 2011 ~ Brightly coloured Rico creative cotton and a lovely new needlepoint kit to keep me busy::

May 2011 ~ We revisited Disneyland in Paris and had an absolutely wonderful time::

May 2011 ~ We also had a lovely day in Paris and saw all the famous sights::

June 2011 ~ After a very long wait, we finally sold our little house and moved back to my childhood hometown near the seaside::

July 2011 ~ we had some lovely summery days and spent lots of time exploring and rediscovering our wonderful new surroundings::

September 2011 ~ I finally finished my colourful Rico stripey peg bag::

October 2011 ~ We found this fabulous Halloween decoration in a little village just along the coast::

November 2011 ~ The autumn weather was glorious and I had some lovely autumny walks amongst all the crisp piles of leaves::

December 2011 ~ I made a start on a cozy blue Granny Striped blanket for my boy::

I had such fun looking back over my little blog ~ I have never done a looking back post before and it was really lovely reliving the bits that made 2011 such a special year for me and my family. I love the fact that blogging allows me to keep all these special memories and that they are there for my children to look back on when they are older. Thank you all so much for sharing this little journey back in time with me ~ I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year when it comes ~ and I'll hopefully see you all next year :O)xx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Wishing you all ..........................

A very Merry Christmas!

Not long to go now ~ only 3 sleeps and I think I'm getting quite excited!

I am about as prepared as I'll ever be for the BIG day ~ the tree is up and decorated, the presents have been bought and wrapped (and have also been hidden well away from little people who have been doing an awful lot of looking this year!)

The only things that I have left to do is some (a lot!) cleaning and tidying and the dreaded food shopping. It's also our first Christmas in our new home so I want it to be extra special for everyone. I'm actually cooking the Christmas dinner for the first time in ages and I think I'm starting to have a little bit of a panic about it. But I'm quite sure that it will all go well on the day ~ here's hoping!

I'm really looking forward to getting cozy and snuggling up on the sofa with the children on Christmas eve to watch some Christmassy films. We always watch the same films on Christmas eve ~ The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol ~ and it has now become a little bit of a tradition in our house. There may also be a couple of glasses of mulled wine and some Christmas chocolatey goodies thrown in for good measure too!

Then it will be time for the stockings to be hung at the bottom of the beds and a glass of milk and some mince pies will be left for Santa, along with a nice juicy carrot for Rudolph.

I hope that Santa leaves you lots of lovely presents too and that you all have a very Happy Christmas and have all your Christmas wishes come true ~ whatever they may be! :O)xx

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Giveaway Winner

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments that you sent me on my Three Years post ~ they were all very much appreciated and made me feel very happy that I am part of this lovely Bloggy World.

I must first start by saying that I am sorry that it has taken me quite this long to announce the winner, but we have had some most unwelcome visitors to stay in our house in the form of some very nasty cold bugs who have very definitely outstayed their welcome! Cold bugs, if you are listening to me ~ I think that you should pack up your little bags and go now!!

Anyway, lets get back to the Giveaway winner! As I haven't a clue how to operate one of those Random Number Generator Thingies I just put all of the names of you lovely people who were kind enough to leave me a comment into my Cath Kidston Christmas House tin, had a bit of a rummage around and picked out one little piece of paper. All very technical ~ which these days is about as technical as it get around here!!

The name on the piece of paper which was drawn out of the little Christmassy House was Victoria.

Congratulations to you Victoria ~ I will send you an e mail very soon so that I can get your posting info and I promise to try my very hardest to send your Giveaway pressie out to you in the next couple of days so that you get it before Christmas.

THANK YOU all so much again for your lovely comments ~ I only wish that I could send you all a little present.

Hope you have a lovely weekend :O)xx