December is upon us and there is a sense of excitment in the air here as my children open the doors on the advent calendar they made. The Christmas cake is made and I am feeding it a little tipple of brandy each week, the letters to Santa have been sent, the house will be decorated this coming weekend. I love Christmas, the sense of occassion and celebration, the chance to relax, spending time with family and friends, watching old movies and eating lots of delicious food. Everybody has their own little traditions and that is all part of what makes Christmas. I am sure lots of you are busy making things to decorate your homes and planning recipes ready for your own celebrations.
The Winter issue of UK Handmade is now available and is full of festive inspiration, tutorials and recipes and as always has some excellent articles for small creative businesses and you can read about fellow designers. So go make a nice cup of tea, grab a mince pie and have a read!