Thursday 22 December 2011

A Merry Message With Bells And Chimes

To all you amazing readers who have encouraged me since Millefeuilles was created shortly before the Summer Solstice with generous words or in discreet silence
I wish you a peaceful, joyful Christmas with simple pleasures abounding and a pinch of magic.
Merry Christmas to all BiG sOuLs
and LiTtLe sOuLs.

And if anyone can envisage how to make the small trees below into real hats please let me know!  I love them and they would make a marvellous challenge for next Yuletide. 
I was thinking felted wool, perhaps?
  I cannot wait to see you all in the New Year! I have a few surprises up my sleeve for you.

'Til then,

A bientôt,


ps I should add  that despite the fact our journey begins in a couple of days the only things we have packed and ready are: a sack of gifts, a crate crammed full of Christmas tea, Winter Solstice infusions, Christmas Coffee, proper coffee, Christmas beer, a damned fine champagne and finally, in true French style, a bag brimming with medication - mostly homeopathic -  for you cannot be too careful with three children ;-) 


  1. I love those mittens, and have loved reading you blog this year. I hope you have a great break, and awesome Christmas.
    I also want a Christmas tree hat!!!

  2. so cute; i am so glad i got to know you via your blog, looking forward to more catching up next year :)
    have a wonderful Christmas xo sandra

  3. Have a wonderful christmas, and a peaceful new year, thank you for being a lovely bloggy friend..

    Just love those mittens x

  4. Have a wonderful time.
    Much love to you.x

  5. Wishing you a magical & Merry Christmas!

    I love your packing priorities. You definitely packed the most important things first!!


  6. I wish you a safe journey and an absolutely wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!
    I'm so glad to have found your lovely blog and look forward to visiting you again in 2012!
    Season's Greetings my dear Stephanie,
    Vivienne x

  7. I wish you a wonderful christmastime and a safe and enjoyable vacation. I am sure you will come up with 'a recipe' for making those cute hats on the picture. Love all your beautiful knitting and the way you display it so lovely to us every time.
    Christmassy hugs,

  8. it's always so pretty over here. may you and your beautiful family have a very merry christmas, and may many blessings be yours in 2012.


  9. Best wishes to you and your family for a very Happy Christmas. It is such a pleasure to visit your site. I look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

  10. MERRY HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you Miss Stephanie!! SO glad to have made your blog acquaintance...what is this making winter thing you were telling me about? We can chat when you get back. The trip in the roulotte, yes? OH I AM EXCITED FOR YOU!! I want to know EVERYTHING when you get back! :) ~Melissa

  11. Wishing you all that is good and kind for Christmas and the New Year. Your blog is a delight and I have so enjoyed following along.

    Those little green mittens are too precious!

  12. Dear Stephanie,

    I am so glad you did start your blog, for many reasons - but not least for the book recommendations. (I am halfway through "The Ladies' Paradise" and am fascinated by how pertinent it is to today. I'm also glad that Denise has so far held on stubbornly to her virtue.)

    The little hooded cape is adorable, as are the Christmassy mittens.

    As for the charming print with the lovely tree hats - can you imagine any modern print showing children holding candles? Quel horreur! (I do but jest.)

    Have a wonderful time in your mountaintop caravan. May the remedies stay packed and the more pleasant beverages be drunk to the health of all.

    P.S. Your Christmas blog header is quite beautiful.

  13. Lovely mittens, thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. Have a very happy festive season to you and yours xx

  14. STEPHANIE!!!!!!!!!!! BE WELL MY DEAR FRIEND! ANd take a swig of that fine champagne for me!!! Oh how I love your little creations, blowing in the wind! BISOUS!!!!!! Anita

  15. Dear Stephanie ~
    Oh my, you simply amaze with all of your lovely knitty creations... magnificent!
    Wishing you and your dear ones a joyful holiday season. May your days be filled with laughter, love, and all things bright and beautiful!
    Warm holiday hugs...
    Judy xx

  16. Three cheers for Christmas Beer!
    Wishing you a lovely holiday

  17. Merry Christmas Stephanie, hope you have a magical Christmas yourself. I've really enjoyed reading your posts this year - looking forward to what 2012 may bring you! Have a safe trip, Jenny xxx
    p.s I want one of those hats too!

  18. As long as you have the beer, champagne and coffee packed that's the most important thing :-)

    It's been lovely to read your lovely blog, long may you continue!

    Have a wonderful holiday and a great Christmas!

  19. Have a wonderful Christmas Stephanie. Enjoy the break, and the Cluedo :D Surprises eh, sounds good to me. And I love the new embroidered header. Joyeux Noël my friend.

  20. Happy, Happy Christmas, hope you have a lovely time with your family xx

  21. a very merry christmas to you as well! Love the beautiful little glove! So pretty. Have a happy new year too!~

  22. Dear Stephanie,

    Just a quick comment, before icing the turban, to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and all the best for a Wonderful New Year!

    Veel lieve groetjes Madelief x

  23. Joyeux Noel (did I spell it right?) Have a lovely Christmas. Thanks for all your lovely comments this year :)
    Claire x

  24. Warmest wishes to you and your family Stephanie. Have a wonderful festive time over the Christmas and New Year.
    Kate xx
    PS - your jumper for Pierre is gorgeous, really really lovely x

  25. A highlight for me this year in blogland has been finding your blog. I love it, your work and your words. Wishing you a wonderfully magical Christmas time. xx

  26. Oh my dear, dear Stephanie,

    What a kind word you have left for me today...before you leave to have moments with your loved ones that who know, just may spark a memory in them so as when THEY GROW UP, they will remember WHAT YOU DID on this most sacred of traditions and celebrations. It has been an honor to know you and I WISH YOU A MAGNIFICENT NEW YEAR OF SUCCESS and most of all, the perfect gift. Anita

  27. Most wonderful blessings to you and your family... And I love those mittens!

  28. Happy Christmas, I think the hats would be lovely.

    have fun,


  29. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  30. dear Stephanie, thank you for this gorgeous post, if only it were not so incredibly hot here I would be tempted to knit some pretty green mittens too!
    taking all the potions is best and ensures they won't be needed I always think ...
    last photo is so sweet, love Barbara x

  31. Dear Stephanie,

    I am so glad I can now view your blog again as for a while it seemed to be closed and tried a few times to visit.
    I do love all your sweet Christmas pictures.
    Warmest wishes to you and your dear family for a merry and magical Christmas. Happy holidays and wishing you the most wonderful new year ahead.

    Sending hugs

  32. I hope you are having a truly wonderful festive time Stephanie. Those little hats are adorable.

  33. Aaah! Such beauties for all to see on your blog as always. I'm sure you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and so can now wish a very happy, healthy and creative 2012 from us all at Flutterby Patch.

  34. Hope your Christmas was wonderful and there was no need for any medication but the champagne!

  35. Hi, I'm your newest follower. Lovely knitting, great blog. Happy New Year! ... :0)

  36. I hope you have had a super smashing Christmas. I love all your knitting and oh, the dear little hats!
    Yes, you definitely packed the right things.
    I imagine you are still away and not in blogland but when you have time, do check this out if you haven't already seen it. http://www.e-magdeco.com/2011/11/l-univers-enchanteur-de-miss-clara.html Isn¨t it an absolute dream? Happy new year dear friend. xxx

  37. Dear Stephanie, I wish you the happiest of New Years, thanks for bringing all the prettiness and creativity into the world.

    I really hope you find a way to make these seriously cool tree hats! I want one or two or three!

  38. Happy New Year Stephanie! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and your celebrations were joyful. I think felted Christmas tree hats for next Christmas would be spectacular! I so look forward to seeing your journey through life this coming year Stephanie, your blogging last year was truly magical. Love Vanessa xxx


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