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Every day is Christmas – Part 1/5

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I am being thoroughly spoiled by my lovely Advent swap partner Zara.

Day 1 – a cute little notepad; day 2 – red and blue washi tape; day 3 – handmade bunting (so cute!); day 4 – vintage threads and domes; day 5 – some lovely merino socks.

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And from me she received: Day 1 -a Little Golden Book: Aren’t You Glad?; day 2 – Christmas Cards made by a woman from my church featuring a detail from one of the lovely stained glass windows rescued from the church before it was demolished post-quake; day 3 – Jasmine Soap; day 4 – a vintage handkerchief and doily; day 5 -a vintage tea towel.

Zara collects lots of fabulous things, for instance Little Golden Books and vintage linen, so it made it quite easy to get her the little everyday gifts for the period of advent.

I only took photos of the gifts I made sorry but Zara is doing a bit of documenting at her end if you want to see more.

Oh, and don’t forget to enter my giveaway here.

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It’s my party

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It was my birthday this week. I’m a big fan of birthdays, mine and other people’s.

It was particularly good one this year (although last year wasn’t too shabby either). Drinks and morning tea with lovely friends, a family lunch with my the family where the nephews wanted to know what games we had planned. We played Musical Statues and then they popped 40 party poppers!

On the actual day my lovely husband took me out for lunch in the sunshine and gave a beautiful necklace he bought for me in Cambodia. Instead of a card he made  an acrostic poem of the entire alphabet about me. *LOVE*

Outfit breakdown:

Silk dress – second hand; belt – borrowed from Mum; tights – birthday present from one of my GFs; shoes – Number 1 (very old); necklace – birthday gift; birthday high – stylist’s own.

(Considering the need for more makeup after seeing these photos. I am getting on a bit I guess!)

Joining in over here:

The benefits of unemployment

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For the last ten months I’ve been unemployed. Not by choice, but by law. But just because you aren’t allowed to earn money doesn’t mean you can’t be productive. So here’s the list of what me and my trusty sewing machine have achieved since November 2011.

For me:

2 pairs of trousers

1 pair of shorts

2 dresses

1 blouse

2 long sleeved t-shirts

4 skirts

3 sleeveless tops

2 t-shirts

1 caftan

1 tunic

3 pairs of underpants

A quilt

6 napkins

For other people:

2 dresses

1 pair of African print trousers

2 pincushions

2 embroideries

1 gardening apron

1 pair of shorts

2 blouses

6 bags

7 purses

1 baby feely-mat

1 Christmas decoration

A wallet on a strap (for under clothing) for our travels

And a garter for a bride-to-be

And I’ll be off-line and having a blogiday (blogging holiday?) for a month or so, so thanks for you support and comments over the last few months and I look forward to connecting with you from the Southern Hemisphere in September some time.

Inspired by Red

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Bookclub tonight and at the last minute both of the other organisers pulled out and I’m flying solo! It’s one of those occasions where you need a little wardrobe confidence.

I love wearing red but this is one of those tops that really needs the right underwear, both in terms of colour and seam placement. As it happened I was already wearing what was required! Perfect.

Top – Noon (a shop in Amsterdam); jeans – Cheap Monday (a gift); shoes – super cheap from the market; earrings – from Korea (gift from little sis)

See what other lovely ladies are wearing over here.

Wardrobe Wednesday at SailorSpy.co.nz