As everyone enjoyed the lizard story yesterday I've been given permission to show case the picture itself on the blog (Sally- L is chuffed it's found fame in Aus and agrees with your daughter about the benefits of doodling at the end of exams; Weaver, he agrees that he deserves a gingerbread for it and CJ he is pleased it made you laugh. None of this of course will encourage him to behave more soberly in future, but to be honest I'd be rather sad if he did!).
The Handmade Christmas Theme continues here. A while ago I bought some tape measures for 49p with the idea of decorating them with lace and fabric and turning them in to presents. I spent a bit of time this morning making them up and you can see them in the pic above. I think they've turned out well. Poppy was keen to be in on the act and thoroughly checked out everything by sniffing it first.
I've also become addicted to Kirstie Allsop's Handmade Christmas and felt inspired to have a go at making a Christmas stocking. I'm pretty chuffed with the way it's come out (although don't look too closely at the top which is a bit bodge it and scarper. I have made a mental note to work the top differently on the next one). It took several hours and has a wadding inside with orange stars for the lining and a patchwork facing on the back which you can see in the pics above. What do you think?