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Christmas 2014

Got to say I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the 'in-limbo' period between Christmas and New year. I love that it's not all over and I still have some time to chill out and switch off, but I hate the fact that it will soon be all over, I have normal things to do, and there's just a bit of an anti climax. This feeling is probably magnified this year because it's been a different and not entirely great Christmas.

The run-up to the big day was full of various of us trying to shake off the last of a period of bugs and colds, and a few of us were not really in the mood for normal shopping and xmas prep. First time in a long time that I've had 2 silly long trips to town at a weekend to finish my shopping, and Mum opted for shop bought pudding and mince pies.

Christmas Day itself is normally a drawn out handing out of presents, food, a bit of TV and these days, playing with my nephew. My sister alternates who she visits on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and…

Frozen Lipsmacker Lip Balm Review

A little bit late in coming, but if you're rushing around still searching out stocking fillers, or looking for a little treat for yourself then how about lip balm? Lip Balm is pretty much my all year round must-have but I use it even more in Winter.

I'm a big Disney fan so the opportunity to review anything Disney related was one too good to pass up, and topping up my lip balms is a bonus. Although I own the Frozen DVD, I'm not really sure what it is about the film that's made it such a huge hit above any other Disney film, neither am I the target for a lot of the merchandise which is everywhere, but lip balm? well why not!

I'm not really one for being swayed by packaging but this collection comes in a collectible tin with an image from the film. It's very cute and definitely something I would keep and find a use for. Inside there is:



Coconut Snowball (Olaf photo on tube)
Strawberry Shake (Anna photo)
Cool Vanilla Mint (Elsa Photo)

My firm favourite is the Str…

2 Craft Projects With Self Adhesive Star Stickers

Christmas is creeping up scarily fast, I've even ended up doing some online shopping to help me be a bit more organised, and I didn't feel like trawling busy shops feeling ill. But I have been Christmas crafting with some of the festive goodies Baker Ross sent me as part of their blogger network.

One of the items I was most looking forward to working with was the bag of self adhesive felt stickers they sent. Although not obviously Christmas I liked the range of colours and sizes in the packet and thought they would work well for a few ideas I had.

In the end I ended up with two different projects using the stickers which I thought I'd share in a blog. Both ideas are fairly easy to make, and cheap too! I wanted to create something different other than just putting the stickers on card, and hopefully I've achieved that.

Felt Stocking

The first felt stocking I ever made I did last year with a Spot the dog design for my little nephew. I really enjoyed sewing it up, and alth…