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Here’s to a BoughtByGilly Christmas

Here’s to a BoughtByGilly Christmas

Christmas is a-coming and I am feeling super festive. Our tree is up, the cards are written, and last Saturday we had about 25 friends round at ours for an afternoon full of merriment, food, and booze of all varieties. I’ve been watching terrible Christmas films on loop, and drinking mulled wine on tap. I am as festive as I can possibly be!

This Christmas, as ever, I had great ambitions for gifting many beautifully crafted homemade wares – and this Christmas, as ever, I have run out of time to even start 99.9% of my planned projects. I thought I’d be making regular blog posts about my festive makes through November and December – I even had grand plans for a MadeByGillyStore on Etsy – but alas, MadeByGilly has been rather underperforming in the Christmas knitting, crocheting and general creating anything department.

That said, there was a VERY cute baby Eddie in his MadeByGilly Christmas jumper at the weekend, and there’s another version with baby Ivor’s name on it that should be finished for him this evening (you are never too young for a Christmas jumper). I’ve also FINALLY put a long overdue package in the post to Australia with some MadeByGilly makes for my Aussie friend who #keepshavingbabies. But to everyone else I know out there – your Christmas gifts this year will likely be lastminute.com purchases from Amazon. Just FYI.

I have in my defence been rather busy these past 6 weeks – having moved into our first proper house at the end of October we have either been decorating or assembling Ikea furniture almost every night. And usually when I finally sit down at the end of an evening I pretty much instantly fall asleep – often with my knitting in my hand as I make a feeble effort to complete a half started project… Also, there is festive drinking, dancing and general fun to be had.

So. It will not be a MadeByGilly Christmas, but I’ve decided that’s ok. I’ve done quite a lot this year already! There’s plenty time for MadeByGilly makes next year. Particularly because #myfriendskeephavingbabies – the number of cute children my lovely friends have now created is literally as long as Santa’s nice list.

Anyway, lots of festive love to anyone kind enough to read my ramblings – I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and fabulous New Year. See you in 2018. Mwah.

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