Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Santa visits!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas?!!

We sure did!

Christmas Eve was a very relaxed day for us, albeit full of excitement! Santa visited the kids in our neighbourhood, hitching a ride on a local Fire truck… he does this every year and gifts the children with lollies (candy/sweets).

Fire Fighters in the suburbs of Melbourne are all volunteers and are such amazing people. I am in total awe of them, and to make these special visits each Christmas Eve in order to bring joy to the littlies, is just the icing on an already overflowing cake!

Xmas 10 santa collage

On seeing Santa - my DD, (complete with red antlers) - ran for cover, taking refuge in the doorway with her older brother! Santa is a jolly ole’ fellow but he’s still a wee bit scary to some wanna-be reindeers! :-)

However, St Nick was highly revered the following morning upon receipt of a pile of brightly-wrapped pressies! I was also praising the jolly old Elf for gifting headphones along with the whizz-bang keyboard he left for DS! They really do think of everything at the North Pole, don’t they?!! *wink*

I must have been a very good girl this year as well, because I received some beautiful gifts. Would you like to see some of them?

Xmas 10 fees heart

This gorgeous lavender-scented hanging heart was gifted to me by my lovely gumnut (!) friend, Fee! Thank you Fee, lavender is my favourite scent and I love it!!x

Xmas 10 vicki purse

This sweet floral (card-holder) purse was gifted to me by the lovely Vicki over at The Pickledish Patch. It also contained some scrummy buttons - thank you Vicki!! (Wait till you see what else Vicki made for me recently… I’ll share in a tic!)

Xmas 10 English gifts

Two darling friends of mine visited my homeland recently and both gifted me little treasures. Gorgeous English tea from my old Capital; and a red post-box key ring, together with Cath Kidson tissues which are too good to use! In fact, they match my daughter’s new outfit perfectly!

Here, I was trying to get a snapshot of her wearing the top today so that I could show you – but she was running around like a lunatic in her Elton John sunnies, so the pic isn’t too clear!

Xmas 10 Rosie acting bonkers!

Hmmm… not sure which is more crazy – my DD running around like she’s just won the 200m Sprint, or me capturing photographs to compare her clothing to a packet of tissues?!!! Ah well, I’ll leave that one for you to decide… ha ha! :-)

I shall share more pressie pics with you next time! As promised, here is a photo of the other delight that Vicki hand-made for me this year! The gumtree designers had an apron swap and I was invited to participate! Vicki knows my favourite colours are pink and green…

Vicki apron picnicked

Okay - I was trying to be tongue-in-cheek here but it didn’t quite work – what a show-off! Ha! (Actually, I was trying to cinch-in my waist!) The diet starts next week!

Isn’t the apron wonderful? Thank you SO much, Vicki!! I love it!!! :-) It is too good to wear in the kitchen, so will be worn when I’m ‘at work’ in my sewing room! :-) Hugs, Vic!

I am making an apron for Fee and progress is well underway, I really hope that she likes it! She’s a ‘shabby’ girl at heart and that is the only clue I’m going to give her!

Rightio – my little one is all tucked up in bed and Mr SUDs, DS and I are off to watch a Sci-Fi movie!

I’ll be back soon with lots more eye candy!

Hugs! Vikki xox :-)


Fee said...

Lots of goodies received. "Shabby" Hmmmm Sounds very intriguing - Looking forward to seeing it.

Hugs - Fee X

Joy said...

Ooooh, love your pretty apron dear Vikki, it looks fabulous on you too :o)!!!
Those are such gawjus piccies of your kids ... the one of Rosie in her sunnies is a hoot lol, what a character she is - Bless. So glad you had a lovely Christmas ...
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Dawn said...

Oh wow, some lovely goodies from Santa ... he he... Love the apron.. looks fab...and Rosie does a great Elton John impression...LOL
Hugs Dawn x x

KaHolly said...

Lovely treasures for a lovely lady. Glad you and your family enjoyed your Christmas. There's something special about the magic of Christmas when you have small children to share it with!

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely surprises for you, Vikki!
And your daughter looks really happy with her EJ sun glasses and new top. Mom did a great job taking the picture. You can see the movement.

C said...

The apron looks awesome! I love lavender too -- I think I might need to make some of those goodies.


Thanks for a glimpse of Christmas in Melbourne. Happy 2011.
Love Lesley XX

Wendyb said...

Those firefighters are just wonderful aren't they???
Love your goodies sweety, and diet......it's a four letter word!!!!!.....truly...you dont need it!....but the apron looks fab! Love those sunnies too!...and yes, Santa just 'knows' what to bring, doesn't he!!??? LOL
Have the bestest new year my lovely....hope your bobbins stay full in 2011
XXX big sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Rosie is so cute and I love her in her Elton John glasses.
As you know,I'm a big fan of the humble apron and I looooove this one Vicki made for you. It's perfect for the sewing room Vik.
Happy New Year.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Vicki ♥ said...

I loved reading your blog sweet Vik...such lovely pics and I do love the little Elton impersonator :) Sooo cute!! You look gorgeous in your apron and I am so happy you like it sweetie :)
Glad you had a fab Christmas too :)
hugs Vicki xx

Allie said...

What a lovely tradition for the firefighters - must be very warm in those suits, lol! And hey, let's hear it for headphones. I could not survive without them!
Such lovely gifties from Fee and Vicki, that apron is awesome and you wear it well! I'm in love with the post-box key ring as well....might have to find an importer for those, lol! DD looks absolutely adorable in her new sunglasses and top.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Vicki made a gawjus apron, Vik!! And girl, you look stunning in it!! :-)
Love Rosie's sunnies!!!

Elyte said...

Lovely pictures Vikki, full of Christmas spirit. Your gifts are great and I am sure that the apron will really inspire your creativity in 2011. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh about Rosie. You got some nice goodies. I know firefighters are great people, I married to one ;0)


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