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I quickly knitted up a little Christmas tree star ornament this morning, I’ve been thinking about knitting some for a few days now, so I though today would be as good a day as any. I love its five balanced points and I’ll be happy to share the pattern here on my blog if you’d like to give knitting it a try. Just let me know in the comments and then I’ll post it here soon:)

Shark Pattern

I’m also busy with a new Mamma4earth pattern, guess what it is! (Nicole Spring any ideas???) xx

If Only they Could Talk

I’ve been enjoying the James Herriot books, they really are so sweet. My mom is reading them too.

Joining in with Ginny today for the Yarn Along.


Creative Friday

Christmas Eve

Setting the Christmas Eve table (Instagram)



Richard and Linda1

Christmas 2012

Christmas day table


Wooden Horse

What a special few days we have shared with family and close friends. I love this time of year, a time of coming together, just being and enjoying one another’s company. We had a lovely Christmas Eve dinner and a wonderful Christmas. Richard’s cousin and his family have travelled down from Zimbabwe to visit for a few weeks, we haven’t seen them for years,  it was amazing to see them again on Christmas day.

Please feel free to share your festive posts here today as part of Creative Friday:)

Welcome to Creative Friday

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful links here today:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely:)

Have a wonderful day,




Natural Suburbia Christmas Ornament Swap 2012

Right, the girls have been taken to rehearsals for their town play and I have finished preparing  a roast chicken for lunch, it’s in the oven, such an amazing recipe and smells amazing! I just Googled Jamie Oliver Roast Chicken and there it was! Anyway now I can sit down and tell you all about the Christmas Ornamnet Swap:)

I love the season of Christmas and can you believe that it’s just around the corner? I am sure many of you have already started your handmade Christmas gifts for family and friends. I want to try and make each family member at least one handmade gift, but we will see…

Last years swap was so much fun so I am very keen have another one now in 2012.

If you would like to sign up for the swap here are a few guidelines:

-this is an international swap open to everyone.

-the theme for the swap is Christmas ornaments, you can use any craft technique as long as it has a Christmas ornament theme.

-If you would like to add a few extra items to your parcel this is totally up to you.

-please feel free to email your swap partner and get to know them if you wish.


How to Join:

If you would like to take part in this swap, this is what you need to do:

Leave a comment in this post and please email your:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address (please include your email, otherwise I have to go and search for it:)
  • Blog link if you have one

to my email address, and I will pair you with a swap partner.

This is an international swap so wherever you are, you can join:)

Please feel free to add this photo to your sidebar of your blog with this page link.

Very Important:

Please, if you decide that you no longer want to take part, just send me an email so that I can pair your partner with someone else.

Swap Angels:

If you would like to offer to be a swap angel (someone who will send out one extra swap item to anyone who has not received their swap for whatever reason) just add that to your email you send to me.

I have created a Natural Suburbia Flickr group for the swap, here you can upload photos of your swap items. To join the group, please send a request here.

The closing date for signing up for this swap will be the 15th of October.

Your swap parcels will need to be sent out by the 28th of October if you partner is overseas, if your partner is local then your swap can be sent out by the 15th of November.

I am so looking forward to this lovely swap.


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