Has anyone else been watching the new series? There have been two episodes so far (both available on All 4) and they're so inspiring, as always - although I can't help feeling Kirstie doesn't seem her usual chipper self this year, and in part of the first episode you can definitely hear she's got a sore throat! But the programme is still fantastic and it always makes me want to try loads of crafts. There are a number of competitions in each episode including wreaths, gingerbread houses, cakes, and advent calendars (which I would have loved to see last month, in plenty of time for the start of December!); plus Kirstie gets shown how to make things, some of which are fantastic.
I'm still too unwell to do much more than go online or watch TV for a little while, so for now my Christmas crafty inspiration is staying in my head. But I still love watching the programmes and having loads of ideas; it's a great distraction if you're not feeling great.
On a side note, one of the advent calendars was made of balloons - a balloon filled with treats for each of the 24 days - and I couldn't help thinking that many of them would look more like prunes by the time they got popped.