One of my favourite presents I received this Christmas was a beautiful hand-knitted jumper from my mum. It's made from a Rowan pattern in their 100% pure wool Scottish Tweed yearn. It's soooo cosy! Thank you mummy!! x x
Sticking to my Challenge of the Utmost Kind proved difficult at Christmas time. A few of my presents were handmade but I ended up making a last minute purchase of a shirt on Christmas Eve for my husband after I made a mess of the scarf I was knitting for him. It's a lovely shirt and something he needed. I feel a little bit guilty.... but not too much.
Unfortunately I didn't have time to take pictures of all of the things I made. The only thing I did photograph was this star garland which I made for my mum. The pattern for the stars is from Michelle at The Royal Sisters and I had the idea of making it into a garland from Tina at Rubies' Place. The stars are made from hemp which I bought here.
It's such a lovely feeling giving someone a handmade gift and this is a tradition I think I'll continue even when my challenge is over.
Happy New Year everyone! I'm back fully refreshed and recharged after a wonderfully fun and relaxing holiday in Scotland.
I'd like to start off the New Year by saying thank you to all of my followers who have supported me over the past year and to welcome all of my new followers. When I started my blog I never believed that so many people would actually read what I write. You continue to inspire me with such an amazing variety of blogs and I love hearing from you all.
2010 was an extremely happy year for me. Here's a little re-cap of what I got up to.........
Hi, I'm Sarah Elizabeth, a Scottish girl living her dream in Umbria, the 'green heart' of Italy with my Italian husband and our wonderful brown-eyed girl. This blog is our family's story of leading a simple and green life in the beautiful Italian countryside.