You may have noticed a lull in posts from me of late. I'm not going to apologise for that, but let you know that I was thinking of you all over the festive period, but the urge to write just was not with me. However, already this New Year I've got some ideas, plans and posts lined up!!
It also meant that I could enjoy my festive break, for the first time in a long time, taking the opportunity to self care, listen to what my body needed, and, where I could, oblige!
As you can imagine, my house has also taken up a lot of my time (as I knew it would), and I'll be updating you on how it is coming along soon!
New Year's Eve
In the past, this has either passed unremarkably, or with more drama than you can shake a stick at!
Instead of paying over the odds to go and queue for hours in a bar somewhere, we collectively decided a houseparty was best. Whilst I would have loved to have had people over to mine, it just would not have been ready!
Of the whole night, the easiest thing for me to decide on was what to wear, having ordered it as soon as it was released by Domino Dollhouse:
I learnt my lesson from past DD purchases, and carefully scrutinised the size chart. I went with a 1X, in the hope that the stretchy material would be forgiving enough:
It really was.
The leopard print was stretchy, and VERY see through - and the black material was equally stretchy and fitted!
The pockets are a great addition, but I do feel like it effected the way the dress lay... something which if it really bugged me, I'm sure I could sew the pockets up. Which I won't be doing any time soon!
So, with the dress sorted, I was keen to get off on my way to my friends, with my Christmas presents in tow (yes, I know they were a little late, but you try planning a meet up in the lead up to Christmas!?!).
And what presents they were:
I 'won' these in a competition, but had already bought one for the 6 of us. This now means we got 2 each!
As only Holly, Jackie and I were there, we only made the one, saving ourselves for when the gang gets back together!
What we were really surprised about was the fact they were actual crackers - I mean, seriously? Very cool indeed!
And in the cracker you got real cracker things, like the hat, the joke and, this was a really nice touch, a Tatty Devine box to keep your creation in!
Now onto the making!
It's a good thing we started these early on, as I'm not sure if post champagne we would have had the dexterity needed to assemble our beautiful necklaces!!
The finished article? Just as good as a shop bought one!!
Aren't they all just BEAUTS!
So, after curry, champagne and Jools Holland, we all went home very happy Tatty Devine owners, and having had a very Merry New Year.
May your New Year be filled with Sparkle and Smiles
Much love my lovelies,