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Hello! Happy New Year!  Wow, it is a long time since I did a post! hopefully 2016 will be the year I keep on top of my blog! We shall see :) I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, we did, and I have quite a few photos to share with you! So I think I had better get started!

Since it is such a long time since I last posted, I thought I would share some photos from the Summer first, as we did have a lovely Summer and enjoyed so many nice days out, we are very lucky to live quite close to a few different lovely beaches, so we can always enjoy days out there, whatever the weather, but it is particularly nice in Summer ( even though our Summers mean wearing coats to the beach, lol! ), Julia loves the beach!

Julia turned two in October, goodness me! Where does the time go! We made her a special cake for her birthday, a Little Miss Sunshine cake, as she is our Little Miss Sunshine :)

We had a day out at a nearby petting farm which Julia really enjoyed!


And she loved the dolly I made her for her birthday too, I love making things for my little one!

Halloween was wonderful! Julia dressed as a super cute clown, and we all went to the seafront, to walk along the promenade to watch all the beautiful lights, have chips looking out to sea, and then walking in the park directly opposite the beach to see all the magical lights, with a certain Alice In Wonderland theme going on :)

In late November, John, Julia and I all went to Beamish Museum, and had one of the most wonderful days out ever! Christmas at Beamish has just begun, so everywhere was completely magical, very old world Christmas, I love Beamish Museum, I could live there! Julia was dressed in her beautifully snug red winters coat, with her red scarf and bonnet ( which I crocheted for her ) on, and she just seemed to fit right in with Beamish wearing this ensemble! She would not keep her mittens on though, her little hands were perishing bless her, so whenever we could, we would wrap her right up under her blanket ( which I also made for her, by cutting down an old throw which was beautifully soft, hemming it and adding a crochet border, Julia loves this blanket! )  in the pushchair, to keep her hands warm, but after a while, the blanket would come off too! Here are some photos of our perfect day out at Beamish..

We had a lovely Christmas day, as I hope you did too! I knitted myself and Julia matching Christmas jumpers which we both wore together on Christmas day, here is mine ( I did wear mine but have not got a photo :) )

and here is Julia wearing hers at Johns mam and dads when we went for Christmas dinner

Julia enjoyed Christmas morning so much, opening her presents, seeing Santa Claus has been and ate his supper Julia left out for him and his reindeer before she went to bed, Julia loved the gifts I made for her, a baby doll…

and a crocheted tea set, which she was particularly taken with!

I made the little bag for the tea set too :)

At the moment I am knitting Julia a Peppa Pig jumper which I am really enjoying doing and can not wait to see Julia wear this, she loves Peppa Pig!

Well, that’s that for now, I really hope you enjoyed my blog catch up, I will try my best to keep on top of my blog this year, promise :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, all the best for 2016!

Take care, bye for now :) xxx

9 Responses

  1. #1
    Michelle Palmer 

    Another wonderful post Melanie.
    I loved seeing Beamish again and all your knitted items.
    Loved Julia’s coat and that tea set is so special.
    Really miss you on Instagram, I struggle to keep up with Facebook.
    Love Michelle xx

  2. #2

    Thank you Michelle :-) Julia just loves her tea set! Xx

  3. #3

    I have just discovered your lovely blog. Your little girl is adorable, I love the pictures of her with her tea set.
    I long to go to Beamish but we live a very long way away. Maybe I will go one day.
    I look forward to reading future posts.
    Best wishes

  4. #4

    Hi Melanie. Happy New Year to you I love seeing all your lovely pictures and Julia is so cute but my hasn’t she grown :-) Sounds like you had a fabulous Christmas but didn’t it go too fast Look forward to reading another blog post soon Love Tracy xxx

  5. #5

    Hi Debbie :-) thank you, Julia is the apple of my eye!
    Beamish is so wonderful, no matter how many times we go I never get sick of it, I love the place! Hopefully you’ll be able to visit it too :-)
    I’ll try to keep on top of my blog this year so hopefully there’ll be another post soon xx

    Hi Tracy :-) happy new year! Yeah, Julia is growing so quickly now! We did have a lovely Christmas and I hope you did too, yes it went by too quickly! I love Christmas and try to make the most of it as it always seems to go by in a flash! Hopefully another blog post will be up soon xx

  6. #6

    Hello Melanie, Happy New Year to you. Gosh little Julia looks so grown up, a wonderful Christmas and Halloween. Love the crochet items you made Julia, always so nice to see handmade with love items. The teapot set is rather special.

    Happy days.

  7. #7

    Hi Bev :-) happy new year to you too!
    I know, Julia is growing up so fast!
    Thank you, I’m pleased you like the things I’ve made for Julia, I really love making things, especially for my little girl :-)
    Happy days indeed xx

  8. #8
    Pom Pom 

    Hello lovely Melanie! I miss you, too!
    Aw! What a sweet fall and Christmas you had!
    I am sure you are quite busy being a mommy.
    Sending love your way! :)

  9. Hi Mel! Oh my goodness, I’ve been looking for you for ages! I got a new laptop and there went all my bookmarked sites. Its lovely catching up with you after so many months. Your little girl is sweet! Last I heard, you were pregnant with her so it has been quite some time. I hope this finds you and John and Julia well. I plan on not losing your site address again, so I look forward to hearing more from you. Ali x

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