It's always a fairly intense time of year, December, and this one has been no different, what with end of year parties, meetings, work and school events and more. I love it though -- the weather is gradually seeming warmer and lighter and everyone is happy about their upcoming holidays.
I haven't made much time for homemade Christmas presents, I'm afraid. The teachers were given bottles of wine this year! Though, I must admit that if i was a primary teacher, I would pour myself a large glass of red this evening.
I've made some things for my nieces and newphew (also, excitedly, there's a new one on the way) including clothes and the velveteen rabbits shown above. I made a couple extra for my etsy shop.
In my family, we mostly focus on the children at Christmas though I'm hoping to make some edible gifts. Top of the list this year are these peanut butter + date balls, and Nicola's salted caramel chocolates.
Over the course of the year, I've also been tucking away special secondhand items I think certain people would like, including this beautiful wool blanket, embroidered cloth and a set of white linen napkins.
How are your Christmas preparations going?