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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

WOYWW......

Here we are....the last WOYWW before the man in the red coat arrives.  The running around doing all the last minute things will be coming to an end very soon and I hope we can all enjoy the festivities with our feet up at least some of the time.  I shall be shutting up 'Sewing by Annie' tonight and have no plans to open up again until Tues 3rd Jan so am planning at least a little 'me' time  :-)

I am able to show you a few of the things I have been up to over the last few weeks because they were opened during our family celebrations last Sunday [you can see a few pics in the post under this one].




Here you can see the two knitted dollies that I made for Phoebe and Louise.  I really wish I could have captured their faces the moment they opened them.....Lulu just said the biggest WOW  :-) [she's only 20 months old so says it just as she sees it.....what more could a Nanny wish for Christmas? ].


I made these for their Daddy for a bit of fun....he tells them Goldilocks and the three bears as one of their bedtime stories so just knew these would add to their fun.
On the label I had written....A little something for bedtime.  Amy says you're bigger than most so I hope I've got the size right......I can't imagine why you're all giggling.... he does have rather large hands so I knitted them in double knitting instead of the 4 ply!

My 'to do' rail is empty and I can't show you what I'm making at the mo because, as you can imagine, I am still busy making the last of the presents and they wont be opened til Christmas day  :-)  

I would just like to say a huge Happy Christmas to you all and hope 2012 brings you all everything you wish for yourselves.  Stay well and happy and I will hopefully 'see' you all next week.
Hugs,
Annie x

44 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Cute little creations. Enjoy your "ME" time you deserve it. Hope you have lovely weather to get out and about.
May you and yours have wonderful merriment this holiday season. Enjoy every minute of it. Happy WOYWW

Helen said...

Fabulous!! Enjoy your "you" time - you certainly deserve it. Have a Happy Christmas, I know you will - with all those gorgeous grandchildren to dote on!

Twiglet said...

Fab little knitties and I am sure D will put the FINGER PUPPETS to good use!!! x Jo

Suz said...

aaaaah! love them all and l'm sure Dad will love the puppets for bedtime
**MERRY CHRISTMAS**
hugs xx

Suz said...

ps...you really deserved the 'Me' time...have fun xx
**MERRY CHRISTMAS **

sandra de said...

Ohhh they are gorgeous. You certainly deserve to put your feet up and have a lovely christmas.

triciasconfetti said...

Enjoy your 'me' time. You dafinately deserve it - you are so prolific with your creativity. Thanks for all your encouragement on my blog and look forward to 'seeing' you next year.
Have a joyous Christmas.
x Tricia

Di said...

Wonderful Annie! Hope you have a fabulous Christmas and a great year in 2012! Di xx

okienurse said...

Way to go Annie! I love all the knitted goodies and I about choked on my tea when I read the label for your son in laws gift. Enjoy your free time. Hope you and your family enjoy a Merry Christmas holiday. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #44

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Hello :) I couldn't find you on my blog list anywhere and I know that I follow you so I have rectified it forth with! Love the knitted stuff, so good that a beautiful handmade gift can produce so much delight over commercial stuff. Hope you and your family have a lovely time (you certainly deserve to after your eventful year.) Hope you get lots of you time. Merry Christmas x

JoZart said...

Well I had a good chuckle when I read about Goldilocks and the 3 bears!!!
It must have been wonderful to see the faces of P & L when they saw their cutesy dollies. You really are a great nanna and it's lovely that you treasure them all so much.
Enjoy you Christmas, you deserve it!
Love JoZarty x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh I do miss knitting for the kids. So may bunnies and teddies and even a Shaun the Sheep or two. Your little family of bears is very sweet.


Happy WOYWW and have a joyous and merry Christmas!
Mary Anne (#1)

jude said...

Well youve certainly given me my morning chuckle hun!Oh boy love to see his face when he opens it!
I wish you all very merry christmas and enjoy the family nanny!
Have very Merry christmas and please pop by i have candy on offer
hugs judex 22

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, you know what they say about men with big hands...????!!!
Lovely knitted goodies there, am sure they will all be loved a lot :)
Wishing you joy and happiness this Christmas,
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Karen said...

WOW I love those knitted dolls and puppets, they are gorgeous :)

I hope you get to put your feet up at some stage over the Christmas holidays and I wish you and your family a very, very Happy Christmas. I hope you all have a fantasic time, Karen xxx (#66)

Sunshine Girl said...

They are all lovely. Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the me time! Sunshine Girl – No 38

Mrs A. said...

Can't think what you are possibly implying!!!! He he. Had to give up on making my finger puppets due to circumstances beyond my hand so Mr duck is sitting in my pencil pot all alone until next year. Have a super christmas and wishing you a very Hsppy New Year. Hugs Mrs A.

Ann B said...

No wonder the girls loved those dolls, they are fab, so colourful and fun. Like the finger puppets also - making memories for children is so special.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
Ann B
#28

FoFo said...

How cute!!!

Karen said...

hahahaha I am still giggling here!!!!! Love those little dollies...perfect for little ones xxx

SueH said...

You’ve been busy right up to the last Annie so I think it’s only fair that the sewing is put aside until the new year and you take some time out to enjoy yourself and your family.
I love the dolls and the finger puppets are perfect for that bedtime story.

Thanks for all the precious moments you’ve shared with us this year and I wish you a Happy and healthy Christmas.

Sue
x

butlersabroad said...

Lovely home made goodies for the tots, and obviously really appreciated too! And thanks for the chuckle, lol! Have a wonderful Christmas and time off, it's very well deserved.

Hugs
Brenda 71

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such cuteness! Enjoy your time off.

Jingle said...

Oh, these are just wonderful! Have a very Happy Christmas!

Doone said...

Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year,

take very good care, see you next year,

dxxx

505whimsygirl said...

Cute, cute, cute!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

WOYWW #82

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

So adorable! A blessed Christmas to you and your loved ones! Patsy from
HeARTworks

minnie_mac said...

Good for you, taking some time off. Enjoy ! These little puppets are fabulous and I bet dad and the girls will have such fun with the bedtime stories.

Have a very happy christmas.

Marilyn

Neet said...

Thanks for a lovely post Annie, and I wish I could have seen the expression on Lulu's face when she saw her knitted dolly. Love the Goldilocks set, what a perfect gift.
Wishing you a very sincere Happy Christmas, may you enjoy the time your shop is closed.
Hugs, Neet #4 xx

May said...

How Cute, Merry Christmas, Hugs May x x x x x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Annie, ah do so love the wee little dollies and can see why they said wow! thanks so much for popping over. Happy WOYWW! and thanks for being a blessing to me through 2011.
All the blessings of the season as we celebrate the birth of the dear Lord Jesus and the greatest gift of all, love Shaz in oz. x #20

RosA said...

Thank you for stopping by! I love the little half-teddies!! They are gorgeous! Merry Christmas! RosA#2

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Just dropping by to greet you and your loved ones a joyful and blessed Christmas season, Annie! Your projects are wonderful and I'm sure will be enjoyed a lot. Enjoy your Christmas break! Thanks for sharing your life and projects with us in your blog!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Bridget Larsen said...

Just too cute you have A merry christmas
Bridget #21

Sarah said...

I'm sure your festive celebrations will be a truly wonderful time together - what a year of babies and dresses! Enjoy the rest and fun and thanks for all the wonderful blog posts and stories! Thanks for sharing in such a busy week! Hope you have a very festive and wonderfully merry time - see you in 2012! Sarah at 11.

Angie said...

Sorry I am posting by pasting the same to everyone …I hate to do this but it saves on energy that I lack and time, as I am a slow typer.
THANK YOU so much for your good wishes …they cheered me up so much. I will up date you all on my health issues after the festive break but at least my balance problems have sorted them selves out and I think I shall be well enough to enjoy the Festive Holiday break. I enjoyed reading your post as I always do.
All my good wishes to you and your family. xx
btw ...those finger pupets are BRILLIANT ...you will have so many little ones experiencing their first Christmas ...have fun xx

S said...

Cute in a half-dozen different ways!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh, WOW! I can totally understand that reaction, and your joy! Bet the hand puppets made him roar!! Have a happy and restful Christmas Annie. Xx

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

those little puppets are so cute and they will be treasured I am sure... hope you have a wonderful holiday season...xx

L00py's Craft Creations said...

sorry need to stop gigling!! Oh dear sometimes I just revert back to teenage years!!
Happy belated WOYWW and if I dont pop back before, Merry Christmas,
Lou #34

The Crafty Elf said...

Have a super time together...nothing like family and friends over the holidays. I love your knitted cutties, great job! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas with family and friends and All The Best for a Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Those finger puppets are ace! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Love Shaz #19

Elizabeth said...

Hello Annie, just popping in late to say I've really enjoyed visiting your blog, and admiring your handiwork throughout the year. It's been fun getting to know you, virtually that is :) An the little cuties in the next post look adorable - I'm edging towards Santa's little elfin helpers as my favourite but the teeny Santa's are gorgeous too. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Elizabeth x #46

Sam said...

Those finger puppets are brilliant Anne and I hope you post a video of them in use!! LOL! Hope you had a FAB Christmas!!