Festive gifts from my five-year-old son


bell
The beautiful bell from Tadpole

Last year was the first time Tadpole got really excited about Xmas. This year is the first year he’s shown any interest in joining in any traditional fun activities associated with the season (apart from decorating the tree – he’s always enjoyed doing that with Daddy!).

First was the craft afternoon at school where he took a bauble and stuck Santa hats and glitter on it. I would have a picture, but he gave it to Mama and Pop as a gift, so it’s right at the top of their tree, under the star.

Second came a beautiful bell-shaped dough ornament decorated with a big, red “X” which was immediately hung with pride on our tree.

It is officially my all-time favourite tree decoration!

snow globe
Tadpole’s cute little snow globe

Finally, after his party last night, he stayed over at Mama and Pop’s house, and this morning he made us a gift which he insisted we open straight away. Tadpole made us a gorgeous snow globe with a snowman inside and pastel blue glitter that falls all around him. It’s now sitting right in the centre of the mantelpiece looking stunning.

I’m already having a fabulous festive season!

On a side note, I’ve begun making tree decorations for next year. I’ll reveal the first one when it’s finished, so I hope you’ll all like it!

Start stitching for Christmas!


There’s still plenty of time left to stitch something for Christmas, whether it’s a gift for someone else, or to decorate your own home. Either way, here is the first of my FREE festive designs which will be released over the coming weeks.

I like to keep things simple (especially when I’m short on time!) so this is charted for a single colour. It would look very festive stitched in red on white fabric, or you could reverse it and stitch it in white on red fabric. Or do one of each!

Download the FREE chart from my Kincavel Krosses blog HERE.

Christmas Assisi Sampler - stitched view