Sunday, 11 November 2012


Hello Ladies,

Holidays are officially coming, the coca cola advert has been on along with the John Lewis advert so it's really coming and I'm ridiculously giddy and want to jump up and down like a child excited! One of the lovely things about Christmas is the preparation, writing lists, writing Christmas cards, posting Christmas cards with Christmas stamps, drinking mulled wine and eating mince pies. Most importantly though is being with family and friends. I think that people are just more happy around the festive season!

Anna over at Skin and Blister has created something wonderful as it is of course the most wonderful time of the year (see what I did there) she has created #shareadvent. I have known Anna for a good few years now as my boyfriend and her husband are brothers, they are typical boys and don't quite get our love of craft. They can't quite understand our love of vintage or keeping a bit of ribbon just in case we might need it in three years time for wrapping round a jar to make the pasta in it look a bit cuter. (and yes I have done this) anyway she always has the best ideas and #shareadvent is no exception. It looks like this

A little prompt each day for December!

Anna made an advent calender a few years ago and I remember thinking it was such a lovely idea. Last year I made an advent calender for our flat to try and get my housemates to bond instead of arguing about the washing up. It was basically something small to do together everyday through December to get us excited for Christmas. Here are some pictures of the calender 

 On one of the days we went down to the seafront to watch Morris dancers it was pretty cold but we drank mulled wine and ate mince pies! Yum. SO if you want to be involved in share advent you can, here's how......

I quite frankly am super excited eek! holidays are coming!! 

Gemma xxx


  1. So pleased you're joining in.
    Think this is something I'll do forever now!! x

  2. Im really tempted to join in this looks like fun - or even just for the mulled wine part! I love your advent calendar Iv been looking everywhere for little envelopes to make one and have had no luck. What is yours made from? Card? Its adorable!

  3. Lovely to have found you via #shareadvent New bloggy reads to follow... Am so excited about Christmas too :-) Hazel x