It’s almost time to go away in the caravan so it’s only right and fitting that the caravan has to be decorated for Christmas too. Just in the door a cheery Redwork Santa is waiting to welcome guests inside.
On the ledge above the door I have a collection of small Santas. The three on the left are hand made, known as “table Santas” However, in this case they are “ledge Santas. Also hanging up is a lovely little stylised Pohutakawa blossom. The Pohutakawa tree is known as the New Zealand Christmas Tree as it bursts into crimson red flowers over the summer.
It’s time to change the cushion covers for the Christmas ones I have stitched. Even more redwork Santas .
And don’t let’s forget Santa Bear. He is a Polar Bear of course, and came with a bright red hat and jacket edged in white fur. Oh no, that won’t go with burgundy furnishings, will it. So I unpicked the jacket and hat, used the pieces as a pattern to cut out a nice new outfit, stitched it all together, adding the white fur trim. Now Santa Bear comes out every Christmas to sit up on the couch just waiting for a cuddle.
When we get to the motor camp we will string up some Christmas lights around the caravan. The youngsters in camp love to come and see all the Christmas lights flashing in the evening.