Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Oh no!

It's only 2 weeks now!!!!

Sorry I'm being such a bad blogger - I just don't seem to have time to write posts and lots of the things I should be working on are presents so I can't show them.

I do have some Christmas-sy Little Locket photos though

first up is poor Cinder-fred-erella cleaning out the fireplace


child labour I know - but he looks fairly happy with his lot doesn't he?

Then we had a visit from Father Christmas himself this evening!


He came to help raise money for the Rotary Club as he does each year - but he's never actually come to our door before - I think he took pity on the littles in their p-js!


and whilst the littlies were being entertained by the big man himself, my gorgeous Dotty Locket was at her first disco at "big school"

I know I'm biased - but doesn't she look gorgeous?


And here she is modelling the new hat I knitted from this tutorial and the scarf she knitted for herself! This chunky self-patterning wool was so cheap but absolutely beautiful!

And talking of beautiful things leads me to a wonderful discovery....................

Amy Butler fabric at our local John Lewis!!!!!


I just couldn't resist!

And today's closing photo illustrates the fact that children just love cardboard boxes!

I just wish I had a photo of when Daisy was "harnessed" to the box (with my scarf) complete with musical reindeer antlers while "Santa" Fred (complete with hat) sat in the box directing her! Unfortunately the box died before I got a pic :o(

26 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

I'm FIRST, I'm FIRST!!! Has that ever happened??? I LOVE little Locket photos -- they all look so cute. Dotty is adorable -- she's growing up too fast. And she knitted that scarf??? Great Job!!!

Moogsmum said...

Pah! Thought I was first then but Anna snuck in when I wasn't looking!!

Lovely Little Locket photos missus :-)
Dot looks gorgeous and I hope she had a fab time at her first big school disco.

Glad to see Fred being put to work sweeping the chimneys :-)

Great cardboard box fun too! Mine are like magnets to anything bigger than a cereal box!!
xxxx

Dionne said...

I love all those photos. Happy kid photos hold a special place in my heart! There is just some kind of magic about smiling children!!
cheers,
Dionne

Ali said...

The stuff Christmas memories are made of. Especially the box bit!

Two weeks!! Why am I on the computer? I have yet to write a solitary card. Yikes.

Lina said...

I recognise that hat! And no, you're not biased, she looks gorgeous!

our shabby cottage said...

Yes, she does look gorgeous and yes, you are allowed to be biased!!
Love those Amy Butler fabrics - great colours.

Michelle said...

our santa comes around every year in the local firetruck...the kids just love it...my eldest is in the firebrigade and last year i took lots of photo's as he went around with santa...i was so proud...
and dotty look gorgeous and her first real disco...wow if i try really hard i can sort of remember mine...but i'm sure i very looked that pretty...

Sal said...

Was that before you sent Fred up the chimney..or afterwards? ;-)
Dotty looks lovely!;-)

Rachelmp said...

Beautiful photo's Lucy. Dot looks SUCH a big girl x

Katy said...

Dot does look gorgeous, and soooo grown up!

Great pics, Locket!

Gina said...

Wonderful photos of the children Lucy... and doesn't Dot look so grown up and gorgeous!

trashalou said...

All small children should be put work in mucky, 'orrible places. He is jolly lucky not to live here at Trash Towers as Ck would undoubtedly demand the chimney swept as well!




P.S. Have you put a block on my blog? Even now (12hours later!) this post hasn't come up in my reader.

Why? Why do you hate me so? Is it because I is going off on TGTH??

Marie said...

LOL @ the cardboard box. My kids do that all the time. Makes me wonder why I even bother with the presents at all.

Miss Dotty looks very beautiful, and very growed-up! I love her dress and it's perfect with the snazzy red shoes.

xMx

Simone said...

Lovely pictures of the Locket children. I do like the cardboard box one though, a timely reminder for us that very often children ( little ones) prefer to discard the present in favour of the box!

wonderwoman said...

Dotty looks gorgeous - i hope she enjoyed her disco! the other pics are lovely.

xxxx

Charlie P said...

Amy Butler at OUR John Lewis?!?!?!?! Hooray!!!!!!!
Pre-Christmas in the Locket household looks like fun and Dotty Locket does look absolutely gorgeous. Her dress is beautiful too :-) Did she have a good time?

JuliaB said...

ahhhhhhh.... Dotty Locket looks lovely!! we have our first school disco tomorrow (well not OUR's .. Jimmy's) .. Hope she had a wonderful time! xx

monkee maker said...

Hope your biggest little Locket had fun at the disco .... they all look very happy .... must be something to do with it being Christmas in THIRTEEN DAYS!! HELP!!!

:O

Alison Boon said...

Dotty looks so grown up. Very pretty indeed, love her dress and bolero. Lucky you with the fabric find. I'm still hoping some might end up in a shop near me.

silverpebble said...

I lurked and saw this gorgeous post a few days ago and was called away by the tots. Well done Fred on being Cinders - perhaps a panto role soon? Ace that FC turned up - lucky lockets! Cardboard boxes ARE ace. We used one to make a Christmas bauble the other day. Hmm, credit crunch eh?

Dotty Locket must have been the belle of the ball looking like that. What a gorgeous boho outfit complete with knitty magic.

Michaela said...

Dot looks beautiful, so grown up. As to the child labour. Shocking there Mrs Locket. Send Fred down to us and my two will teach him a thing or 2 about not helping out. No, hang on, I think I'll send my 2 up to you, so you can teach them not to be so darn lazy!

Heleen said...

How sweet your pictures are! Love the knitted scarf! Yes my kids could play in a box for ever!

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Kellie said...

Hey Lucy! How's work going? Are you coping? I love your Cinder-fred-ella!

Annie said...

I have very fond memories of playing in boxes when I was little. Dottie looks fab and so grown up....and I am a fully fledged believer in child labour - especially when you have a "dog!"

nicky said...

Dotty looks lovely, dont they just grow up too fast?
Nicky