Happy New Year!

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and a well earned break. I can now show you some of the presents that I made this Christmas.

Creative pixie sister scarf

creative pixie infinity scarf

I made an infinity scarf out of James C Brett chunky marble yarn for my sister. Here is a close up complete with one of my labels.

creative pixie hubby scarf

My husband had requested I crochet him a ‘scarf of many colours’. Well he got what he’d asked for – ha! I could only work on it when I was at my parents house waiting for him to finish work.

creative pixie needle case

For my friend Vicki (a keen cross stitcher) a made her a needle case.

creative pixie felt and crochet coasters

For Miss P’s teacher I made some felt/crochet coasters. I like to hand make teachers gifts as they can only eat so many boxes of chocolates.

creative pixie crochet coasters

I like the colour combination of these 4 and may make them again for myself. If you’d like I could post a tutorial on how to make them?

I was blessed with many beautiful gifts (Cath Kidston and Kirstie Allsopp products included) but I’ll not take up any more of your time with any of that stuff.

I did however treat myself to some gorgeous nail polish (followers of my Facebook and Twitter feeds will have seen this already).

creative pixie Ruby nail polish

Beautiful isn’t it! I love this photo, who’d think my fingers/hands could look so good.

We’ve mostly spent Christmas/New Year at home. The weather has not been good, there have been storms and floods but thankfully we’ve not lost any electricity. We did get out on a couple of dry days and the girls have had fun with their Didicar Christmas presents.

creative pixie Winter walk

creative pixie P and E present

So while I’ve been stuck indoors I’ve been thinking about my blog and what I want to do with it this year. I’d like to post more regularly (will maybe have to set posts to publish for the future) and have some regular features, the first of these will be a regular post called ‘Make-It Monday’. I’m really looking forward to what 2014 holds for my blog and and hope you will follow me through it all.

Jean x

ps. don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. I’m really enjoying chatting to some of my fellow bloggers in real time.

18 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks, I didn’t make as many gifts as I wanted too (I just didn’t start early enough). The labels were a surprise birthday gift from my husband earlier in the year.

  1. Such wonderful gifts, Jean! I’m sure they were loved and appreciated. You really are a creative pixie 🙂

    May your new year be happy, healthy, and prosperous.

    Marianne xo

    1. well Mrs, I think it’s time you started a blog – you make the most wonderful crocheted gifts, why not give it go. Jean x

  2. I have that same nail varnish! I love it, although it doesn’t seem to last long before it chips (I think I need to stop doing the washing up!!) I love the coasters you made – I had loads of chocolates from children in my class, so the non-chocolate presents were very much appreciated! Hope you have a great 2014 🙂

    1. I’m hoping that it’s not too difficult to take off. Happy new year to you and I hope you enjoy the rest of your school holidays.

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