This week I released my final Free Festive Friday El-help crochet pattern back on Monday because I wanted to give you a little extra making time! We are now so close to Christmas and, hopefully, finally at the stage where we get to switch off, relax and enjoy the season.
Back in November, I set myself the challenge of releasing a Free Festive Pattern every Friday in the run up to Christmas. Well, by my calculations, I have one more to go! Seeing as today is exactly one week until Christmas, I decided to bring it forward a few days to make today Free Festive Monday instead. Mostly because I wanted to build in some making time for you. This week is when we really get hit by the storm of crazy last minute preparation, parties and generally having to be in 3 places at once with 3 times our actually bank balance. But before you know it, the eye of the storm will suddenly arrive things will calm down and you can just enjoy yourself.
That time WILL come – hang in there!
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It was sometime in my 20s when my housemate at the time first introduced me to Vegetable Fuckloads. The perfect solution to those days when my body rejected anymore junk food, pasta or bread (the staples of the student life). It basically involved a wok and all the vegetables available, irrespective of what they were or whether they complemented each other, a bit of oil and some spices. To this day, whenever I feel the need for a health kick (and the desire to feel a bit of virtue) I go for Vegetable Fuckloads.
This was the precise attitude with which I approached the Festive As Fuck Wreath. It’s basically Christmas fuckloads.
As regular readers will know, since I started this blog I have been renovating my little home. Finally I am so pleased to say that nearly 4 months later than planned it is (sort of) finished.
All those “oooh that’s a lot of work” comments I got at the start, and dismissed, turned out to be true. Not because it was actually a lot of work, but because it was a bit of a can of worms!
This year it seems that Christmas lights have reached a whole new level. Long gone are the days where you had to go through every single light checking they were all screwed in properly and finding that one broken bulb so you could get the whole lot to work.
I’m so joyful about this week’s Free Festive Friday pattern. It’s so simple but makes me so happy! I was looking at some beautiful weaving pictures on Instagram which use sticks to hang the weave off. At the same time, I was in the process of making a pom pom for another pattern I am working on and just put both together. My guru James Altucher would call it idea sex!