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More beautifully illustrated Eloise Wilkin books for Julia, aren’t her illustrations a pure joy! I can not get enough of them, they’re definitely some of the best children’s illustration’s I have seen, and Julia loves them too :)

Feeling Christmassy now, the This England current issue is packed with Christmas things, love it! We’ll be putting our tree and decorations up soon, Julia’s second Christmas, she enjoyed looking at the tree lights last year, but was too young to grasp what was going on, this year, she’ll be more aware, excited and will have an incline that something special, magical is happening. We have a fair  few things in for Julia, waiting to be wrapped up and popped under the tree on Christmas Eve, ready for our precious girl being carried down on Christmas morning, to open all her lovely pressies from Santa Claus, mammy, daddy and family and friends, our girl, so well loved, so well thought of, I adore her, love her so much! At the moment I am crocheting a rather special doll to wrap up for her, it is to be big enough to go in the wooden dolls pram and highchair that will be waiting under the tree for Julia come Christmas morning, a baby doll, but I am trying to make it a Julia doll, giving it the same beautiful blue eyes and caramel coloured hair with side parting, just like Julia has, the doll will be made soon, then I’ll crochet a few outfits for her, and then I’ll crochet some dolls clothes for the Baby Stella Doll that will be hiding nestled under the tree for Julia, and I’ll also crochet some tiny clothes for a little 6 inch baby doll that will be in Julia’s stocking :) How I love Christmas! As I type this I am listening to a Christmas songs playlist on YouTube, Christmas is magical, wonderful, and Christmas with a toddler in the house, a pure joy!

I crocheted a bonnet, beanie and mittens set ( with a crocheted cord to thread through Julia’s coat ) for Julia in red and navy blue with pink trims to match her coats as I could find nothing in these colours in the shops! So I just set too, and made them up as I went along, and thankfully they fit nicely, I got a very sneaky shot of Julia modelling her red bonnet, awww, little red riding hood :)

I am enjoying re-reading my Winifred Foley books, and am currently reading Back To The Forest which has been re-published as Shiny Pennies and Grubby Pinafores, it is a wonderful read, and I am thoroughly enjoying it all over again.

Julia had her last injections until she is 3 and a half this week, 3 separate injections bless her, she sobbed, poor bairn, but was very brave, love her. I’ve been poorly with the flu for almost a week now, well, ’tis the flu season! It is just starting to go now.

Poor Scrappy had to be taken to the emergency vets as he was vomiting blood poor boy, turns out he had a bacterial virus causing him to vomit, but with vomiting he burst a blood vessel, causing him to vomit blood! When we saw all the blood we were worried sick! All kinds was running through our heads, but the vet gave him a good examination, said he is fit and healthy apart from this virus, gave him a shot of antibiotics and tablets for at home, and he is a lot better now thank goodness. We have to take him back for a follow up next week, so fingers crossed all goes well, poor Scrappy, we’re all so happy it was nothing more serious, we love our fur babies so much.

It is a cold, grey gloomy day here today, I am looking out of the window as I type this and can see the golden leaves falling to the sodden wet grass, a day for snuggling up indoors, and on that note, I am going to make myself a nice cuppa hot sweet tea, and give Julia a bottle of warm milk, and snuggle down under the blankets, nursing flu’s and legs poorly from injections.

I hope you have a lovely weekend, bye for now :) x

I hope you all had a good Halloween :) We did, it was wonderful actually, we put Julia in her cute little pumpkin outfit

Then put her coat and hat I crocheted on her, nice and cosy

And we all went to see the illuminations on the seafront and park, including the pumpkin, lol

It was truly magical, the park was transformed into a magical wonderland and Julia was mesmerized, she was in awe with the lights and kept saying ‘wow!!!!’, love her so much!

And it was a perfect moon for Halloween too

Happy Halloween 2014 Everyone! :)

Julia’s books are arriving thick and fast now, and all are utterly perfect! I could not resist taking a few (ahem ) photos for you all to enjoy with us :)

The fabulous ‘ My Crochet Doll ‘ book also arrived, can’t wait to make dolly and her outfits from this for Julia :)

Maybe for Christmas :) And speaking of Christmas, I got these out to look through to seek inspiration, though I already have quite a few idea’s of things to crochet for Christmas

And tonight I’m going to watch Eloise At Christmas, I love Christmas films!!!!

I hope you have a lovely weekend, bye for now :)