This year both Guy and myself were invited to join in a “Secret Santa” in our respective workplaces. I can not remember the last time I participated in one, so I had a little fun with it!
The rules were pretty much the same for both of us, except mine had an additional rule. We were both given a name. We both had a $20 limit. And they both were to be gifted this week. The additional rule for mine was that whatever we bought had to start with the recipients initial – either first or last name initials.
So Guys was easy, and he had an idea straight away. His recipient was obsessed with sausage dogs! And so he requested I make him a sausage dog.
For mine, I had to find something that started with “C”. Easy. Tooooooooooooo easy! Sooooo many ideas! I could have gone with something cute like a cat, or clever like a cactus, instead I went for something a little crazy – A Crochet Christmas Camel! It is a secret Santa after all! They are meant to be a little out of the ordinary! (I may have taken the “has to start with their intial” thing a little too far hahaha)
As for the $20 limit? The materials were way under that, and I’m not adding up the time it took me to make them :). That’s just one of the joys of being able to create stuff. Your time is the real gift! And I think that is one of the most precious gifts you can give!
You can find me by following the gently hum of the spinning wheel, purr of the sewing machine or the click of my mouse as I design and create all the Christmas presents for my friends and family. Unfortunately that means there is a few things I can’t share with you just yet!
The house has been (somewhat) decorated, The tree is up at least! My tradition is to get it out on the first of December.
A beautiful glass rainbow represents mine and Guys first Christmas as a married couple. I found it rather fitting after our colourful wedding 🙂
Some new watermelon lights add a little bit more charm 🙂 I have some sparkly ribbon I keep meaning to wrap around them.
I was excited when I found some little ornaments I got in South America last year. I had totally forgotten about them!
And of course I have a Christmas pink flamingo chillin’ out!
Ahhhh! I love Christmas time. It’s the end of the year, the weather is warm, and work shuts down for two weeks. There is amazing food to be shared with friends and family. The best bit though? Colourful decorations and bright lights!
Enjoy this time, and feel free to share with me your traditions and decorations 🙂