a merry little christmas

Hello my dear blog readers!

So sorry for my absence lately. It has been too busy for me to blog! But I’m sure you understand. Crafty people have a tough time around the holidays ;)
To top it all off, I have been ill for a few days now. I really *really* hope I’m fit in time for Christmas…

Last week was so hectic for me that I even didn’t have time to blog about the wonderful fact that beberouge gave me my third blog award! You can read about it here: http://beberouge.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/christmas-is-about-the-giving/
If you don’t know her blog yet, be sure to head on over. It’s filled to the brim with good things :)

Now I have to pass on the award to other beloved blogs. I always find this so hard to do, as I can’t choose between all the great blogs out there!
I give the award to these 5 blogs, in random order:

  1. Rainbow Bunting by Saritha
  2. Haakmuts (Dutch blog) by Claire
  3. Sarah’s CreaCorner (Dutch blog) by Sarah
  4. Liefgeval by Nikki
  5. Greedy For Colour by Kate

Congratulations! :)

Can you believe that getting the blogaward wasn’t all that I got in December? I also won a giveaway over at Made In K-Town and the goodies came in somewhere last week. This is what I got:

I know right?! I also couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened up the envelope. So what we have here is a bookmark (in colors I chose), 5 awesome big buttons with cool prints on them, a Christmas card with a lovely written message from Barbara, two glass heart-shaped hangers, 5 heart-shaped wooden buttons, 5 glass beads, a crochet stone (my first!) and last but not least, a bracelet that she took with her from her trip to Egypt. Can you say spoiled?? Thank you so much Barbara, this was such a cool giveaway to win! I really love the crochet stone, I never had one before and this is definitely a good one to start off the collection :)

I did a little Christmas decorating around the house. We live in a 3-bedroom apartment which fits us like a glove, but I just didn’t want a big ‘ol Christmas tree in our living room! So we setled on this one from IKEA. Originally I wanted to crochet all the ornaments for it, but I just didn’t have the time to do that, unfortunately. So I just went out and got myself some colorful ornaments :)

I found some star-shaped lights that I think fit this tree perfectly! I’m really happy with it, and I think I’ll be setting it up again next year.

I also put up some lettering, following an idea I found on Pinterest. I simply cut out the words I wanted, traced them on silver paper, applied glue with a paint brush and added glitter to the letters. About an hour of effort, and a few weeks of fun! :)

I wish you all a very happy, merry, creative and loving Christmas!


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  1. Have a wonderful Christmas!
    May all your wishes come true in 2012 even the craziest :)
    Big kisses,

  2. Hi Marinke! Wow, a big post, so where can I start? First of all Congratulations to your award, you’ve really deserved this one! Sorry to hear you’re ill, hope you’ll feel better soon! I’m glad that my goodies have arrived just in time before Christmas, happy that you liked them! Your Christmas decoration looks great, it’s simple and stylish, just the way I like it best :) And last but not least: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! :)

  3. Merry Christmas, Wink! Thank you, thank you for reading and commenting on my blog this year. Now that I see you have a blog, I will try to come and say hello as often as I can. I love bloggie friends!

    Have a wonderful and safe holiday! XOXO

  4. Oops…I meant to tell you that I really love your spiral Christmas “tree.” Very cool! I want one. :)

  5. I love the letters! I’ll have to put that on my to-do list for next year :) Merry Christmas!

  6. Congrats on your award and your giveaway win. Love your little tree. :)

  7. Hi Wink, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a message. I hope you recovered in time to enjoy your day. I love your tree, the little lights are so sweet.
    x Sandi