Thrifty Christmas is Coming…

Ok don’t shout at me! I know we are only in October so I’m doing a soft launch of this year’s ‘Thrifty Christmas’ now. That way it’ll give people time to make their gifts over the next couple of months.  In fairness I’ve not written or made anything yet, but I’ve also been hording tea cups, buying bulbs from the market and looking at crafty kits on Ebay. I’ve also been Pinning some ideas for inspiration on my Pinterest.

You can see my Christmas Board here.  Just let me know if you like a Pinterest invite in the comments and I’ll send you one.

This year it will be a little different as I’ll be giving Thrifty Christmas it’s own mini site (*cough* in theory. Blog in Blog is not being my friend at the moment!) or something!. So not only will there be a linky for people to link their posts to, I’m also looking for guest bloggers to share their crafty goodness too.  All ideas are well welcome – Presents, Decorating and Recipes just leave me a message on the blog or mail me

And for those without the time or who aren’t crafty there will also be posts about inexpensive interesting ready bought presents. So if you see something a little different and you think it’s cool let me know and I’ll put it on the site.

I’m hoping to get the site up in the next week or so, sorry for the delay! I’m so looking forward to seeing everyone’s ideas 🙂

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  1. Brilliant idea, I’m really looking forward to reading more. I’d love a pinterest invite too please.

  2. yah!! I have been making items for our holiday faire right after the Thanksgiving holiday! from cashmere fingerless gloves to scarves and wraps to feathered headband (all the little girls are wearing feathers right now)
    Can’t wait to see what gets posted!
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  3. I’m planning on doing lots of baked gifts, this year. I’ve already borrowed Nigella Christmas from the library!

  4. I have discovered the delights of quilting, and with the the fabulousness that are mug rugs! These are kind of elongated coasters so you can put your mug of tea and a couple of biscuits on it too. Quick and easy to make using scraps, I will be making my boss and some friends some for Christmas 🙂

  5. Hello there to you, the delicious and delightful Liz.
    I won’t shout at you! LOL Instead I shall tell you that there are only 73 sleeps until Christmas 🙂
    Decorating and creating the atmosphere is half the fun – as a housewife with no children – and I love having people visit in the run up to the day.
    Thank you for your post today as it keeps us on our toes for seasonal crafty projects.
    I might just have to get my berry wreath blog-make up and ready!
    Love Lella xx

    Oh, please may I have a Pin invite. xx

    1. Hurray!! I love Christmas too and preparing for it – all part of the fun 🙂 There is a Pinterest invite winging it’s way to you now! x

  6. I started in July *coughs* jam, chutney, flavoured oils and piccalilli.Starting Christmas pudding next week and mincemeat for pies.Also got fudge and other Christmas bakes lined up in November.I’ll also be doing decorations again.I’ll start posting next week and send you the link 🙂
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  7. I have been busily preserving since July! Quince jelly, quince cheese, quince marmalade with rosewater and ginger, apple and mint jelly, fig and ginger jam, pear and cardamom chutney, orange rum liqueur, mulled pears baked in jars…….and much more! I will be making truffles and cakes too, for friends and family……it has been all go! Pinterest ~ I think I signed up but have not done anything yet! Not sure how to fit it in with a daily blog post and twitter and FB, what should I be doing?
    Great post Liz!

  8. Great idea! I love thinking about Christmas early- it’s all part of the run up for me.