Sunday 3 January 2010

A belated Merry Christmas & a very Happy New Year!!!

One of my resolutions this year should be to surely improve my time keeping skills!!!

Anyway, I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas (I did!) and a really happy New Years Eve (I did!) !!!

My only real resolution for 2010 is to have a fantastic and fabulous year!!! And I am GOING TO!!!

Leading up to Christmas I made nine bags, 5 of the kind I showed you in my last post and 4 of these delicious (if I do say so!) doily bags for the ladies in the family.

Today I am reunited with the Princess, Babes (who I need to find a new name for!) took her away on holiday to his Dads beach house on Boxing Dad. Oh my goodness, I missed her so much.

I can't stop kissing and hugging her today, I am just so happy to see her!

I also went away on Boxing Day to house sit for my brother and sister in law. Their beautiful home overlooks a bay and has a path down to the beach. It has a wonderful big deck and a real holiday home feel to it.

I took sewing and stuff to do and did none of that, in fact did not even get it out of the car. Had a relaxing time with friends, eating yummy food, drinking wine, watching movies, doing puzzles and beach walks. It was great!

Its summer school holidays here, the Princess finished school on 14 December and does not go back until about 5 February.

We have a fun filled January planned and I am going to try and do a little post daily for the rest of January (hmmmmmm!) to tell you what we are up to!

Need to go check the Princess, she is tucked into my bed!

Wishing you all a fabulous and fantastic 2010, like the one I am going to have!!!!

take care

p.s I have 607 Google Reader posts to catch up on - forgive me if I don't comment on each one!!! lol


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

God stuff beach food puzzles and gorgeous bags.
Glad you and your little girl are happy in each others company enjoy the holidays

LiLi M. said...

Hi Rachel! Great to hear that you had a fab Christmas and a great New Year! It's best to start the year good, don't you think? I love your resolution and you just have to live up to it, ok? Wishing you and the princess a very happy and healthy 2010!

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Happy New Year, Rachel. May it be all you expect it to be and more.

Jen said...

pleased you had a happy new year and christmas :) and yes I did! :)

"My only real resolution for 2010 is to have a fantastic and fabulous year!!! And I am GOING TO!!!"

Me too!!!!!!

those are LOVELY bags - u r so clever

its hard when our precious littles are at their dads isnt it - D4 came home yesterday and hed been gone the same amount of time as Princess
We are like that and he particularly likes to hold me :) Mind one cant blame him - I would too had what happened happen to me

what a lovely holiday u had

cant wait to read what youre up too

I have missed blogging so much

D4 has been having difficulty sleeping since he came home too - he started the night in my bed too :)

so pleased to catch up with you here this morning

heres to a great 2010 Rachael :)

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Rachael

Happy New Year to you!!!

I love your bags - they are absolutely gorgeous, how clever you are

Wishing you the very best for 2010.
I have a very similar resolution to yours

Gail xo

Barbara said...

...i could think of a few you doll!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND THE SWEET PRINCESS!!! lovely LAVENDER bag!!! wow wow wow!!
hugz and LOVE

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

I wish you a joy filled and happy New Year, Rachel ~ and for the Princess, too! Your crochet pieced bags are GORGEOUS! WOW! Love the colors and textures! =)

Secondhandrose said...

Your bags are wonderful. I haven't seen anything like them. It sounds like you are having a wonderful time with family. Enjoy!


Lori said...

your bags are gorgeous Rachael, i bet all the girls were thrilled to receive one!!! Happy New Year to You and the Princess!!! and yes, i like your surely deserve to do just that!!! said...

Lovely bag!! Happiest of New Years to you!

Miss Rhea said...

Those are really special and unique ! Happy New Year Rachel ! :)

Hen said...

Hi Rachael,
Happy New Year to you! What a gorgeous bag, love the lavender shade of the crochet lace. Wishing you all the best for 2010 - feels funny saying that!!!
Hen x

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh my goodness, Rachel, I so need to go for a walk on the beach! It has been so cold here lately...the low was 9 degrees the other night. Brrrrrrr!

So glad to see you are happy and enjoying time with the Princess! She is such a pretty girl and has a very loving Mummy!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

You sound so positive Rachael. What a great way to start a new year.

I hope it is a wonderful year for you and the Princess.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne