I must admit, I do love Christmas - I am counting the days down to December 1st which is the earliest I have allowed myself to start decorating the house! A couple of years ago we bought a really nice quality artificial tree which looks almost real - it's the biggest size we could squeeze into our cosy lounge, I really regret having to take it down in the New Year! We also have a small real tree in the dining room - can't beat the smell of fresh pine, luckily it's a laminate floor so we don't have a problem with the needles other than having to sweep up several times a day :)
I'm busy making stock for the shops again - my workbench is a mass of pearls and sparkly crystals at the moment! I'm looking forward to a break to have a play with the wire - I have lots of sketches dotted around but never seem to find the time to create. I just don't know where this last year has gone!