As promised, today's posting includes a couple of 'makes' that I have been working on for Christmas. The stocking cost me about 30 pence / 65 c (probably would have cost £2 in the shops!) and the table decoration was about £5 / $10.50 - just goes to show that making-your-own is not only more original and special, its so much cheaper too :-)
The red squirrel was a prized find in Hobbycraft in early November and I found the hedgehog a couple of weeks later so thought they would be an unusual Christmas centre-piece with the scented candle and glittery pinecones that I found under the tree on the other side of the lane, when I went for a walk in the late summer.
Will do a more detailed update with additional photos shortly
Hope everyone is having fun in the lead-up to Christmas and the holidays ahead
PS - San, I hope you get my cards, but let me know if you don't and I will send another couple in time before you leave for Lille on 20th!