Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Not only are December and Christmas creeping upon us oh too quickly, we are just one sleep away from Chanukah. Chanukah fluctuates every year, as the Hebrew calendar is lunar. December 1st is the earliest it ever is and it throws me every time it is this early. We are all geared up commercially for Christmas and when Chanukah comes 24 days earlier, it's more than I can manage. We don't celebrate Christmas so you would think it wouldn't matter. But, it's there everywhere and also, obviously, my business is centred around Christmas.

So now I'm panicking. I did a big Amazon shop last night (thank goodness for Amazon) and
fortunately I got an early start with some of my handmade gifts, but I still have the Poppy Doll to do for Ruby.

All the family are coming over to us for candles, presents and dinner on Friday and whilst we normally only buy the children gifts at Chanukah, I wanted to give each of the ladies a gift - a gift FOR the ladies, but for the men to USE, obviously...

I've made each of them a pretty tea towel to match each of their kitchens. The pink one above is my Mum's. She has the prettiest palest pink kitchen.

This yellow one isn't actually for anyone, but how I could sew something and not do a yellow and grey version? It will however be in my Etsy shop, along with several others very shortly.

Can you guess who this one below is for?

I'm feeling a little more relaxed and prepared now that I have these made.

But no relaxing just yet...it's our wedding anniversary tomorrow too...and I haven't done a darn thing about that...

6 comments:

Jill said...

oooo - they're so pretty :0) I love the one with the 'cup' fabric trim.

I've been busily purchasing presents over the internet - how did we all cope before Amazon came along????

Jill x

Tara said...

omG. i need the red cups one! With my soon-to-be-painted aqua wall, red and sparkly soon-to-be-hung chandelier, blackboard and wooden furniture, it would finish it off perfectly!

Goodness it all comes at once doesn't it! Happy Anniversary for tomorrow! And Happy Chanukah! And happy everything!xx

Jo said...

They look really pretty! I have a load of tatty old large tea towels that I want to cut down and trim with something (you can tell I've thought this through), and your versions are lovely inspiration.

Kylie said...

Oh Karen, you are so organised! I haven't even started yet and I tried to order something from Amazon last night and they flashed up a little sign saying it wouldn't arrive till after xmas now... (this living on the other side of the world thing can be really annoying). How can it be December already? Love your tea towels :) Kx

nickynackynoo said...

LOVE, love, love these.

Naturally Carol said...

Oh WOW! these are the coolest tea towels, especially love the grey and yellow one, but would happily live and work with any of them. Inspired!Have a wonderful celebration with your family!