Illness, wreaths and my Handmade Christmas Fair favourites – #Littleloves

So unlike me I was in bed for the most part of two days this week. I’m not quite sure how illness managed to tie in with Win’s nursery days, but it did, and I was so grateful. Ru and I slept three hours both afternoons and I was in bed by 8pm. I felt better yesterday and spent the day with my mum. I’ve ordered a pregnancy pillow because I officially can’t sleep on my back anymore. I am so sad to wave goodbye to sleeping on my back for a few months! I will miss you.

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Jared and I haven’t seen each other much this week so I think we’ll be planning our Krakow trip on the way to the airport this morning! I have printed our boarding passes off at the eleventh hour – as usual.


About the UK’s upcoming involvement with Syria. I really don’t envy politicians having to vote on such huge decisions. My initial feelings are that it’s not a good one though – I can’t see an end to it all and I feel there is going to be so much heartache.


Now Ru can talk and understand lots of different questions I love watching the two of them play together. Of course, they still wind each other up, but Win has taken much more of an interest in Ru, and they’ve played quietly for long periods of time over the last few weeks. It’s added a completely new dynamic to their play.


I’ve had my first few sessions listening to Christmas music. More is more – I say! I’ve also got a few choir items planned for the church choir, so I’m excited to get started on those.


On Monday night I had ten friends and family member round to make wreaths and it was such good fun. I love having people in our home and I loved seeing how different everybody’s turned out.


I made cinnamon rolls and caramel shortbread for the evening – both of which definitely need improving!


Literally the same blacks jeans and same few jumpers all week! Plus, pyjamas and my glasses for two days. All rather unattractive.

and lastly…

I wanted to quickly share a few things I loved from The Handmade Christmas Fair:

1. geo-fleur – all the items are handmade by such a lovely lady. The most incredible hanging planters and terrariums using leather, glass, concrete, copper and wool. So, so beautiful. My mum bought me a macrame kit for Christmas and I can’t wait to open it!


2. Block Craft – I loved these Indian block crafts and spent a ridiculous amount of time at the stall trying to decide what to buy. They are so beautiful and so versatile. Donkeys, camels, fruits, plants, ferns, plus so many patterns and prints.

3. the eternal maker – I loved the patterns at this stall and decided to buy a babygrow pattern for our newest addition. They sell amazing printed jersey too.

Happy weekend lovely people!

E xx

Linking up for #Littleloves with Morgana from Coffee, Work, Sleep, Repeat.




  1. 4th December 2015 / 9:25 am

    I love the idea of a wreath making evening – I bet your house smelled amazing too – pine and the scent of cinnamon rolls – divine! I love those little glass terrariums – I always gravitate towards that sort of thing – just wish I had somewhere to display such a thing. Have a great weekend Esther X #littleloves

    • Esther
      8th December 2015 / 9:21 pm

      I must admit it did smell rather lovely. I love the smell of pine. I agree – I would absolutely buy one, I just have no where at all to put it and appreciate it xx

  2. 4th December 2015 / 11:39 am

    I love your wreath and the sweet treats sound good too. I hope you enjoy your trip.

    • Esther
      8th December 2015 / 9:21 pm

      Thank you Claire xx

  3. 4th December 2015 / 2:11 pm

    Oh my goodness homemade wreaths and handmade Christmas fairs you are killing me with all these lovely amazing things. I would love to make a good wreath for our front door but I am not good at that kind of craft. I need to buy one still tho oopps cheating I know yours looks amazing. I thought the same when MM starting walking B really took more notice of her and became the closest friends. So cute isn’t it. Lovely round up hope you have lovely weekend ahead. #littlelvoes

    • Esther
      8th December 2015 / 9:22 pm

      Jenny – it is literally the easiest thing to make EVER! Now I know how easy they are I will never buy one again! 😉 Thank you – you too xx

  4. 4th December 2015 / 10:50 pm

    So sorry you’ve been poorly, have a wonderful weekend lovely! x

    • Esther
      8th December 2015 / 9:46 pm

      Feeling much better now – thank you! x

  5. 5th December 2015 / 7:17 pm

    Love your wreath and very impressed that you made it. I REALLY missed sleeping on my front when I was pregnant and have SO enjoyed being able to get back to it over the last few weeks. Funny what simple things we miss!

    • Esther
      8th December 2015 / 9:46 pm

      Absolutely! I love front or back – soooo good! xx

  6. Natalie
    5th December 2015 / 9:16 pm

    Lovely round up. Sorry to hear you were poorly. That and pregnancy and caring for small kids really isn’t a great combination. Love the idea of your evening of friends and craft, and yes to the babygro pattern, i need to get my sewing machine back out, would live to make make make more! Xx

    • Esther
      8th December 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Agreed! Feeling so much better now. I love my sewing machine, but I definitely go through phases. I’m so much better in the summer with light nights xx

  7. 9th December 2015 / 11:22 am

    I love your wreath – so pretty. I can’t wait to make mine soon 🙂

  8. Morgana
    9th December 2015 / 8:03 pm

    So jealous of your wreath making evening! I’d love to go along to something like that. Especially when there’s cinnamon rolls, yum!
    Hope you’re feeling 100% better now, and that the pregnancy pillow is helping you sleep better xx

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