Friday, 20 December 2013

Bookish Christmas tree and all that

I have spent yet another day delivering Christmas cards to the 'wrong' address, or I should say the 'right' address, but not the one on the front of the envelope. It never ceases to amaze me how many people don't know where their friends live. But this evening we are finally getting festive and our Christmas tree this year has been made of books, this way we save a tree being pointlessly chopped down and can spend the £30 on more books instead.
Tish has been making this most fabulous santa sleigh with a knitted santa and three reindeer and a pile of tiny presents.

I have been knitting too; I started this sweater back in the summer when there was the offer of a move to management and I needed some 'smart' clothes. Since the Royal Mail selloff fiasco however that's all gone down the toilet been put on indefinite hold so there was no urgency to finish it. The pattern is called Corrina and it has been done with some more lovely wool silk from Kingcraig Fabrics
These are the Squirrel mitts from Fair Isle Style by Mary Jane Mucklestone that Julie and I invested in together. They are so lovely and snug but now I am just going to be too worried about loosing them to wear them out. 


  1. lovely tree, santa, jumper, mitts - why not attach the mitts to a prettily crafted string and put them through your sleeves? They look too nice to just wear when watching telly (or reading) ... xx

  2. That's a very special 'tree'... Wish you a happy reading Christmas! :)

  3. I love your book tree! We have a living Christmas tree, once Christmas is over we'll return it to Crafty Green Boyfriend's mother's garden and we'll get it back next Christmas!


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