The Traditional Christmas Video Message – 2014 stylee!

I’ve made another of my festive video greetings. Watch me forget the word ‘presents’! Happy festive holidays, one and all.

I am sooooo getting my hair choppedย when I get back to London. Assuming these ferocious winds die down and the ferries are running.

Do you have any thoughts on sewing blogging in 2014? And what’s to come?

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58 Responses to The Traditional Christmas Video Message – 2014 stylee!

  1. Anne says:

    Hi Karen, Merry Christmas from an avid reader and occasional sewer. I don’t know how you blogging ladies manage to sew so much, write so much and inspire so much, very often while holding down full-time jobs. But thank you! I am sure I am just the tip of the iceberg of thousands of ‘lurking’ and generally silent readers. Just wanted to pop my head up for once to say that. Looking forward to your adventures in 2015! Anne

  2. Louise Lewis says:

    I love your video message! A massive happy christmas to you too! Nice blouse! Happy new year aswell!

  3. Jeanne says:

    Hi Karen, don’t know if you’ve done video before, but I love this one, feel I have actually met you now, somehow! Been enjoying your blog for a while now, thanks for all the info, inspiration and fun…have a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

  4. I really enjoyed your message and love your blog – I joined the “vibrant community” this year and looking forward to getting more involved as my skills at both sewing and blogging grow. I have to add that your facial was worth every penny – you are positively glowing m’dear! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and Ella!

  5. Rehanon says:

    I bloody love the annual DYMT Christmas address. So much more fabulous and dignified than any of the official ones ๐Ÿ™‚ How beaut is Ella looking? As for your locks I think you look smashing. 2014 has been a cray, cray one my end too some seriously high highs and some equally cavernous lows. As always though I’ve found my salvation through the needle (yes I know how dodgy that sounds) and moreover fellow users of it ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re a damn fine bunch us sewists and I’m happier than ever to call so many of you friends. Have a beaut of Christmas my darling and see you for all sorts of hi jinx in the New Year ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  6. Alice says:

    Thanks for the message and for another year of your fabulous blog. My intention is to restart my blog as it’s been an intense year of change and I want to get back to the regular blogging of a few years ago. Oh and also, your hair looks really nice, it’s grown so much!

    Merry Christmas to you Karen!

  7. Caroline says:

    Hello and best wishes from a silent reader. It is nice to hear your ‘real’ voice because when I read your blog I imagine a voice that sounds very different from yours. I very much look forward to reading your blog updates when they come into my mailbox. I love the mix of expertise and wit. Please do feel free to unleash your creativity in 2015: do not restrain yourself! I have many sewing projects in my head and I don’t know how many will get done next year. I did pick up my needle this morning at a time when I felt very cross. It helped me relax. So sewing soothes the mind – this is my motto for 2015!

  8. surreyjan says:

    Thank you for your Christmas greetings video and how nice it is to see your lovely smile. Thank you too for all your blogs, I read every one, they are always thought provoking and so well written. Wishing you all the best for 2015 and to all your other readers!!

  9. Alison Jackson says:

    Hi Karen, Lovely video message really enjoyed it. Alison

  10. Hila says:

    Merry Christmas! Lovely message!

  11. SarahStar says:

    Happy Christmas to you & Ella! Thank you so much for a wonderful year of inspired sewing & blogging, yours is one of my very favourite sewing blogs and I never miss a post. Agree with you that 2014 – let’s kiss this one goodbye!! Can’t wait to see what you get up to creatively next year!

  12. Marie Noelle says:

    Thanks so much for your xmas greetings. I am really looking forward to 2015 to see all your creativity express itself. I must say that I am both surprised and delighted to hear the sound of your voice.

  13. Nicola Crawford says:

    Hi Karen. I thoroughly enjoyed your Christmas message. Your enthusiasm and optimism is as contagious as your creativity. It is a hot summer here in Queensland, Australia and high humidity and heat make sewing seem like an extreme sport. Still you have inspired me to tackle my next project- a sheath dress in a silk/ cotton blend. Thank you so much for your blog. I don’t know how you manage to sew so beautifully, blog and work full-time but I am so glad that you do. I hope you and Ella have a wonderful, joy- filled Christmas. Peace and blessings to you both.

  14. SingingSinger says:

    Loved the video message. A break with my sewing machine and my dog sounds just perfect to me after a rollercoaster year. Happy Christmas!

  15. Jane says:

    Hi, Happy Christmas. Your new blouse is looking fabulous! Thanks for a great blog I thoroughly enjoy reading. Here’s to a great and creative 2015

  16. Happy Christmas to you and Ella too. Thanks for all the interesting posts. All the best for 2015. Xx

  17. Great video Karen! Happy that both you and I made it through! Hope 2015 is as vibrant you you warn ๐Ÿ™‚

    Merry Christmas!

  18. Fadanista says:

    Thank you Karen, I, too, loved hearing your voice – I tend to imagine all the bloggers I follow with an Australian accent! Ella is looking adorable, and I can’t wait to see what you both get up to in 2015.

  19. Chloe says:

    Merry Christmas Karen – thank you for the lovely message! So nice of you to share with everyone. All the best for 2015!

  20. Miss J says:

    That was a lovely video, let’s hope that 2015 is even better for you than 2014

    Glad to see I’m not the only one who takes time off work and spends it sewing!

    I’ve only been blogging for five minutes, so probably not qualified to comment on the future of sewing blogs-and I don’t know what I’m doing-but
    what I’ve noticed from blogs in the UK and overseas is the rise of sewing celebrities, more blogs spinning off into sewing pattern companies and tie-ins with fabric shops.

    I’ve seen a great and positive sewing community that I never knew existed and glad that I discovered as sewing can be a very solitary activity.

    I predict that we will see more sewing bloggers turn into lifestyle bloggers and talk about how they did their home/hair/dinner/makeup etc.

    Then again, I’m not known for my accuracy in predictions…..

  21. Merry Christmas! I love that you did a video, so nice to hear you and your dog’s a sweetie. Best of the season to you!

  22. stgilbert says:

    Merry Christmas Karen and Ella! I may have squealed out loud when I saw Ella on the video – she is so adorable! Good for you for getting away to the Isle of Wight (?sp). It’s been a helluva year for almost everyone I know and much rest and relaxation is in order.

    My sewing/knitting for 2015 is totally dependent on my treatment for my psoriatic arthritis. Right now, I’m just starting out, so it’s not so hot. But I have hopes that it will get better and I can gradually get back to where I was.

    Bring on your new projects!

    PS: Inertia! Great word!

  23. Jane B says:

    Hi Karen, I took am a silent reader, but I look forward to your blogs so much. I so enjoy your sewing and style and am now eagerly awaiting your 2015 makes. Wishing you a very happy Christmas and an excellent 2015.

  24. Katrin says:

    Hi Karen,

    thanky you so much for your posts and your lovely Christmas message. I enjoy reading your blog so much and can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2015!

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year


  25. Claire says:

    Hi Karen,
    Thank you for your brilliant blog, I’m glad our Island is relaxing you down ready for Christmas. I find a winters walk along the beach clears the cobwebs out of my mind and I’m sure Ella loves it too!

    Have a great Christmas and I am looking forward to reading about your sewing adventures in 2015!


  26. louise says:

    Merry Christmas to you and Ella (great name, biased here its also my daughters) Have a great holiday break. It so nice to hear voices of other blogger. Could it start a trend?. My Bernina packed up again on Tuesday, and I’m wondering if I’m throwing good money after bad getting it repaired. It might be a bit late in the day asking Santa for a new one for Christmas, but fingers crossed. So sewing could be a slow start in 2015 for myself after Ive just bought a batch of new patterns and rearing go ๐Ÿ™

  27. Ahhhhh get you!
    Ella of course is the star?.. loving this idea (sooo very brave of you.)
    We are spending Christmas in the beautiful city of Bath in a hotel no less…then back for sewing at home and sewing at work…and then blogging about most of it.
    I blog for me, but having recently discovered there are other sewer’s out there, I am really enjoying the ‘sharing aspect’ of being a sewing blogger.
    Bestest wishes to you and Ella
    (enjoy your haircut)
    Daisy J

  28. Thank you for another year of wonderful wit and sizzling sewing. Best wishes for the festive season and I am, like everyone else, waiting to see what your new sewing year brings but I hope that it will be filled with lots of creative joy for you and lots of long walks for Ella. Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Julia says:

    Really enjoyed your video and always enjoy reading your blog. It’s great to take a break away from real life, and there is nothing like a beach walk to clear your head and put life in perspective. As a Derbyshire girl, now Yorkshire dweller, loved to hear that London living hasn’t taken your accent away – love that northern pronunciation of Butt!

  30. amcclure2014 says:

    Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you, too.

  31. Elaine says:

    Merry Christmas Karen. Lovely message. I’m still tempted to go find that man outside Sainsbury’s when I’m next down from Edinburgh – does he know how famous he is?

  32. Joen says:

    Cute video – Ella is adorable! I too am looking forward to 2015 and plan on spending more time in my sewing room next year! I have some lovely fabric purchased on a recent trip to NYC fabric district – can’t wait to get started! Merry Christmas and enjoy a nice relaxing holiday with Ella!

  33. carly927 says:

    Merry Christmas to you as well. I love video posts because you can hear people’s accents, and yours is lovely.

  34. Karen S says:

    From one Karen to another–Merry Christmas!!

  35. symondezyn says:

    Thank you for taking the time to do a lovely video message – it’s that much more personal and touching ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s to pampering yourself – you deserve it! Look forward to sharing a place in the sewing community with you for another year and seeing where we can all take it! ๐Ÿ™‚ XO

  36. Rhonda says:

    Hi Karen (and Ella), hope you have a lovely Christmas and really looking forward to seeing what you get up to in the New Year!

  37. redsilvia says:

    Thanks for the lovely Christmas message, much better than your Queen’s because you bring your puppy! She should make a note there…

    Here’s to a much better 2015 and enjoy your time off. Sewing, knitting and nice wine would be my choice too. Best!

  38. scottygrrl says:

    Merry Christmas to you as well! Love your blog & look forward to reading more sewing adventures in 2015.

  39. Mary says:

    Thanks for the video. It’s neat to hear your voice here in the USA! You are so talented and I enjoy seeing your creations. Keep them coming. Best of luck to you with everything in 2015.

  40. Anne-Marie says:

    Hi Karen, thank you for your good wishes. I hope that 2015 will be a really good and enjoyable year for you. I’ve been following your blog for a while now and thoroughly enjoy your witty writing! And of course, following you on your sewing journey. It’s been fun, enlightening, informative, and has brought me a lot of joy. Thank you.

  41. enquireendeavourexcel says:

    I’ve had enough of 2014 too. Keep up the great work!

  42. Susan says:

    Loved the video & that you always include Ella in your blog. I’m kind of partial to that. ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas to you too & looking forward to the exciting things you have to bring next year!

  43. Carolyn says:

    Happy holidays, Karen and Ella! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to hear you’ve been enjoying some relaxing down time. Here’s to a great year ahead, filled with lots of sewing and more stimulating debate!

  44. A great Christmas message, bring on 2015.

  45. Tia Dia says:

    Merry Christmas, Karen! Here’s to a lovely 2015!

  46. Louise says:

    Hi Karen, I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the time and energy you put into writing your blog. It was one of the first sewing blogs I found and I truly appreciate the inspiration and information I find each time I stop by. I wish you a very happy Christmas and hope that 2015 will be filled with joy for you.

  47. Sheree says:

    Always enjoy your blog, Karen. Thought I would check in today, not expecting a post because of everyone being so busy with Christmas so close. What a lovely surprise to see your video! Good for you that you have managed to have a relaxing time at the Isle of Wight. I love to be along the coast in the winter. Look forward to being inspired by you in 2015. Have a good Christmas.

  48. Birgitte says:

    I really enjoyed seeing you “live”, and hear your voice! Thanks for your ever-inspiring blog, can’t wait to see what this surge of creativity has produced, and a very Merry Christmas to you too!

  49. Stacey says:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year … hope you find plenty of fabulous new fashions under the tree this year!

  50. liza jane says:

    Merry Christmas, Karen! (and Ella!)

  51. Lesley Shedwick says:

    Merry Christmas Karen and Ella. I love reading your blogs – find them incredibly inspiring. Best wishes to you both and hope you have a great New Year.

  52. Amanda says:

    It’s so cool to hear your voice from across the pond. It’s like you’re real and not just something that lives on the internets of things;-) Thanks for sharing. Happy all-the-days to you too!

  53. Kathy Lynch says:

    Happy wonderful Christmas, Karen. I so love your blog…even when I’m busy & don’t have much reading time, I make an exception for yours! So “Thank you”! I hope 2015 is filled with good health, good fortune & lots of laughter for you! Best from sunny Brisbane, Australia. ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Monica says:

    How wonderful to hear your voice. Merry Christmas; keep those wonderfully inspiring outfits coming our way. Blessings to you in 2015

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