I tend to find that when I make a wishlist, I babble on about what the things are I want and why I want them. The truth is, I want them because they’re pretty and because they’re Disney. However I’m trying to be really good with money right now and so I’m not buying anything. Some of these items appeared on my last wishlist post and some are new. It’s probably not even everything I’d like. However they are a combination of Beauty and the Beast items (my favourite) and Christmas decorations.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be offered some Hobbycraft Christmas Crafts to kick off my Christmas festivities. The girls and I were so excited to get crafty – not only because we love to make things, but also its a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.
One of the main things we were sent, was a Hobbycraft Advent Calendar set*. It comprises of a Christmas truck, complete with 24 little doors. As well as that, there were paints, glue and numbers to decorate and stick onto the advent calendar. This is such an awesome idea – making your own advent calendar and filling each little door with a gift of your choosing. Having two girls its a great way to only need one calendar, as I can place 2 treats in each. Sadly we didn’t get ours finished before December 1st so we’ll have to save it for next year!
As well as the advent calendar, we were sent two decoration kits. There were some felt owls and some pom pom reindeers. Both kits come with everything you need and while they definitely required some adult supervision, the kids loved making them together.
I would definitely recommend a look at the Hobbycraft site – they have some lovely Christmas stuff. Unfortunately the light is too rubbish in the house tonight to take pictures of our decorations but I’ll post pictures soon!
As much as I love Disney, shopping on the Disney Store website is usually solely for my kids. Yes, I occasionally pick up something for me, but 99% of what I purchase is for Megan and Lily. This Wish List however is completely, one hundred percent for me. I can’t tell you how many times I was distracted thinking “the kids would like that” but I have managed to get myself a list together – and here it is.
First up is the Elsa Animator doll. I love her and Anna, but Elsa would definitely be my first pick. I have a Belle one, that the Disney Store no longer sells and while the way she seems to always be staring at you can be a bit creepy, I still love her.
In Belle’s hand is Chips, which leads me onto my next item – Mrs Potts and Chip soft toys. Beauty and the Beast has always been one of my favourite Disney movies and Belle one of my favourite princesses. As such, I love the whole cast. Mrs Potts and Chip are definitely two of my favourite side kicks and this soft toy which includes both of them is pretty awesome.
The next item shows my love for Disney Villains, with this Evil Queen mug. I’ve always been a lover of the Villains and recently I’ve noticed it more and more. Of the ones available – Captain Hook, Jafar & the Evil Queen – this is definitely my favourite. I only wish there was an Ursula one though, as I’d snap that right up!
Christmas is just around the corner and from my selection of decorations, you’ll see I love the unusual and quirky most. These hanging decorations, including Olaf sunbathing, Alice in Wonderland and Pascal dressed as Rapunzel, are awesome. They would all go perfectly on our Disney tree, plus its nice to add to the pieces we already have, with something a bit different.
Finally comes the Disneyland Paris Signature Collection of dinnerware. Made up from an espresso set, mugs, small plates, large plates and even bottle stoppers, I honestly wish this was my every day plates. Sadly that’s a bit of a dream… but hey, Dreams Really Do Come True, right?