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Sunday, December 16, 2012

getting merry


The Christmas branch is up! My lovely neighbour came over on Thursday afternoon to drill holes in my ceiling so that I could suspend my branch above the dining table. On Friday morning I hung and decorated it with twinkling fairy lights, floral bunting and a few store - bought baubles and a very special hand / father christmas, made by my small person at daycare. Too cute. I sat under my branch feeling happy and festive and sewed all day.

Yesterday I invited a few girlfriends over for afternoon drinks. It was so lovely to relax and enjoy the sun after such a busy week. Everyone had headed home by 8.30, and the small person was asleep on the couch so I decided to play dress-ups for a while, as you do when you have had a few drinks and are stuck at home by yourself. After 20 minutes in the mirror I was looking a bit like Amy Winehouse. I still had lots of energy so I got to work on my market dresses - and proceeded to sew straight through my finger!! I am always buying bandaids but they do not last long in this house if the small person gets hold of them. I had to fashion a bandage from toilet paper and washi tape to stop the bleeding...

I inspected my sewing this morning and I am happy to report that despite my obvious mild intoxication and my injury, I still did a good job on the dresses and there are no blood stains to be seen...

I am making good progress on the market dresses. More updates to come in the next couple of days.

Happy Sunday! Bec x


  1. This is such a fabulous idea!!!! You're so smart! I'm def doing this next year - it's so squishy in my tiny place with my tree!

    Looks great!!

  2. Wow your "Christmas Branch" is fantastic! I have put on my wish list to buy one of your beautiful dresses in the new year

  3. GO the washi tape bandaids!! i love a good washi tape bandaid!!

  4. Wow, that looks really great. Ouch! I've never sewn my fingers, but I have stuck pins under my nails somehow.

  5. This post made me giggle! Your branch looks just lovely! :)

  6. Toilet paper held together with washi tape is so "in" right now! ;)

  7. LOVE your Chrissy Branch Bec....!!

    Lets hope the SILLY season doesn't bring any more sewing mishaps your way....!!!!!

    Cheers for a bit,
    Tamarah xx