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Jingle Belles, Jingle Belles!!!

Where has December gone?? It has disappeared in a flurry of early Christmases being celebrated with many friends and the need for lots of naps because it is warm and humid.

I have been doing a little crafting: some tealight candle holders inspired by Kootoyoo.

Reindeer lights 

And when it is a little darker...

Glowy reindeer

I am inordinately pleased with them, though sadly I don't think they are for posting!! These can be posted though: two reindeer for MrsDrWho's niece and nephew.


You need wonder no more. The other day it was very quiet, and when I looked around, I saw Lorelai Gilmore with her head stuck in a box. Being a good mother, did I rush to her and whip the box off her head and comfort her?? No of course not. I went and found my camera and took some photos. Then I rescued her.

Gilly in a box

Peri had fun on her walk doing her favourite thing: rolling in something smelly!!

Rolly Peri

Harki played in the diminishing creek and got unusually dirty, but loved every minute!!!

Grubby Harki

And here is Gilly being her usual self, ie not in a box, but 'helping' me make an I Spy quilt by rearranging the bed and the squares!!

Gilly quilting

In other news I have Five Kilometres of my favourite lime green cotton. Nothing like feeling you can sew for five kilometres!!

5km lime 

And Christmas Rock!!!

Rock around the Christmas treat

If you are wondering if Santa's Six White Boomers are ready to go, well they are. They are right here in the Apple Isle, ready to be harnessed tonight. We have the Boomers because the reindeer can't stand the terrible heat.

The Labradors are very excited because they have presents ready to unwrap. Not that Lorelai Gilmore hasn't already unwrapped some belonging to other people!!! MrsDrWho is overseas, so I am going to visit The Kittens in the morning and unwrap their presents with them and take some photos. I'm thinking by Boxing Day I should be 'untired' enough to face my Inbox and reply to my comments. Tonight I have to make some Cherry ice cream, with chopped up Cherry Ripes and Real Cherries too!! Yum!!!

The Labradors and I wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas!! We hope you and your family and friends have a wonderful day celebrating in which ever way you choose. I am off to a friend's house to share the day with her family. I count myself lucky to have so many friends who ask me to their Christmas Day!!!

Jingle Bells, Christmas smells like it’s on its way.
The Labradors are searching for their presents every day. Hey!
Jingle Bells, Tinsel tells Christmas time is nigh.
The Labradors are looking out for Santa in the sky.



I had a feeling I'd find a post from you when I logged on tonight - and for once, my feeling was right! Hurrah!

Your Christmas crafting is so cute!! Love it all!

I have just finished cooking a pavlova, have all the good china etc out for lunch tomorrow and am sitting with my feet up, watching the end of the Carols on telly. Not far out of bed I think.

Have a lovely lovely day tomorrow and best wishes for a fab 2010 full of good things.


the things you have made are fabulous Cindy! I have been thinking of you for days thinking "I want to email Cindy and thank her for all the lovely comments she has left me this week" thank you.
I hope you are feeling more spritely, I am just getting by and it's not a good week for that is it? Here's to us getting through xmas and then resting xxxx hope it's a good one for you


Those softie reindeers are so cute....& the tea light ones are lovely too!!

As usual I love seeing the individual exploits 'the labradors' get into :)

Such a vibrant lime green cotton....I love it! Happy sewing with this Cindy.

I had to give up my Christmas preparations....my body wasn't keeping up. My Hubby & DS2 just spent 4 hours wrapping pressies. (we have 50 immediate family to accommodate....it is quite a job being creative in present selection on a very strict budget!!)

Have a wonderful Christmas Cindy, Harki, Peri & Gilly :D


The candle holders are adorable! Gilly is just too funny, and as long as we know they wont expire right that minute, we can take the time to get the camera!

Sounds good the way you'll spend your day.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas!
Hugs to the pups!


I love the tealight reindeer - clever girl - hope you and the puppies have a happy day - see you soon x


Merry Christmas to you Cindy and the Labradors! Wishing you all the best for good health and happiness in the coming year. The reindeer are just gorgeous, both the tea light covers and the softies. Excellent work they are all beautiful.


Merry Christmas! I hope that you have a wonderful day with your pupsters!

Laurie (Moo!)

Those reindeer are absolutely adorable! I don't think they can even be topped by Gilly with her head in that box! LOL!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!


Merry Christmas to you too! And have a lovely Boxing Day contemplating your goodies, your family and friends, and of course what to do with the leftovers!

Lynne S of Oz

Merry Christmas (if a little late) to you and yours, Cindy! And yes, I too would let a silly doggy wait to get a box off her head until after I took a couple of pics, not that they can be shown around to embarrass her at a birthday party or anything.

Jennifer Rose

happy holidays :D

and those xmas rock reindeer look like little aliens lol creepy o.0


I especially love those tea light holders, what a great idea! You should make some labrador ones too, for other times of the year. Merry Christmas to you and the labs and Happy New Year too!


Merry Christmas Cindy and darling labradors! I think your tea light holders are BEAUTIFUL!! I'm bookmarking for inspiration next year!
The I spy fabrics look cute - I think it would be a lot of fun to arrange and re-arrange those too!
And hooray for Christmas rock! Santa brought us some too, stuffed right in the bottom of our stockings!
Wishing you all a safe New Year, and lots of puppy fun and love for 2010! xo


cute embroidery on the candles - they look lovely with the light coming through them too :)

Happy New Year - looking forward to following you and the beautiful labradors adventures in 2010!


I've only just found this post and now it's way past so I am hoping you took that box off that doggie with a full belly.....

Always love your photos, your thoughts, and a reminder, in kms, of how long you have to knit.


Hahahahha! That piccy of Gilly wihristmas crafting...the candle holders look so pretty lit up, are they around jam jars? The reindeers are so cute too! You all look like you're enjoying the sun there anyway! Hope you have a great new year!

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