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My christmas gifts!

I am a big fan of christmas and I love looking out for thoughtful gifts for people. I have a hidden board on pinterest to keep all my ideas! (which you can't see - sorry!).
For christmas this year I spent a couple of months knitting some of my gifts! I knitted five scarves and was still knitting furiously on 23rd December! I got them finished in time though.

I was very fortunate to be given some really thoughtful and useful gifts myself this year including

I got this book from Gary - Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong. As someone who teaches both Psychology and jewellery making I have become increasingly interested in how I can link these two parts of my life together.





Gary is a photographer and he also gave me a calendar he had printed with images of our 2013 trip to Venice. It's a lovely daily reminder of our holiday which is hanging right by my desk.
(I took the dodgy photo of the calendar by the way!)







My niece gave me this lovely box of bracelets and hair clips and temporary tattoos. It was thoughtful of her to put this together for me







My Mum handmade this fabric covered noticeboard for me. It's got a lovely owl print and the colour goes so well in our study.
You can either tuck things in the ribbons or pin them on.

My Mum and Dad also gave me this lovely hair oil from Liz Earle. It's fantastic.











My brother and his wife got me some shea butter hand cream and body lotion from L'Occitane. It's a lovely range and grat to get as a gift








So I was very lucky indeed and luckier still to spend christmas with all of my family, including my two grandmothers (both in their 90s). That's what's best about christmas time for me.

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