Christmas Tweakings, thinking inside the box.

We’re having a bit of a rough ride this Christmas.  Quite suddenly and shockingly Beloved’s Mother has been taken seriously ill and is in an isolation ward in our local hospital. The staff are wonderful but, because of infection control, we can’t decorate her room for Christmas.

Beloved had the wonderful idea of taking a whole room in a box, already decorated, and the ward staff have said we can sneak it in, so,  Son and I have made this:

Take a box
Cut it to size









Cover your walls with magazine pictures and free printables
Cut a carpet tile to fit the box












Slide your carpet in place
Slide your precovered cardboard chimney into place.









Let small boy loose with dolls house furniture and decorations.
Add lights and there you have it. Christmas in a box.



Whatever you’re dealing with, wherever you are, I wish you all a peaceful Christmas, x

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Philippa says:

    So clever and so caring.
    She will love it.
    I feel proud to think that you are my friend, Kathryn and much respect to Small Boy.

    Christmas blessings to all your tribe.

    1. V. Kathryn Evans says:

      You are lovely Philippa, thank you x

  2. What a wonderful idea. I’m sorry to hear you’re having such a difficult time all round and hope 2011 sees things turn a corner. I’ve loved all of your blog posts for their warmth.

  3. Judy Dyble says:

    That is so sweet, and what a wonderful idea.. a Happy Christmas and a splendid New Year to you and your family xx

  4. Nick Cross says:

    This is a lovely room box and I’m sure will bring her some cheer through what must be a very frightening experience.

    Stay strong and I hope Christmas will still hold some fun and good surprises for all of you.

  5. Nancy says:

    You are so clever and loving.

    Just for your interest, I am attaching a link to “Caring Walls”, a product line created by a friend of mine who was in a similar situation. It has developed into a successful business.

    People need to be surrounded by love and we just need to find ways to make that happen.

    Bless your gift of giving this Christmas.

    1. V. Kathryn Evans says:

      What a great idea nancy x

  6. JaneyV says:

    That’s just the loveliest thing ever. You are so thoughtful.

    I hope your Christmas is a happy one and that the love you so clearly have for each other brings you much joy in the coming year. xxx

  7. Tracy says:

    This is such a thoughtful and wonderful idea.
    But more than anything I hope she is soon out of hospital so you can all have a special Christmas all together – toasting marshmallows and opening presents in front of a roaring fire just like that one.

  8. Mariam Vossough says:

    This proves what I’ve always known about you – you are utterly lovely. It appears to have rubbed off on Archie too 🙂

    With your family around you, you’ll still have a magical Christmas.


  9. V. Kathryn Evans says:

    She loved it! She’s so tired but the expression on her face was just a picture :O)

  10. cemil says: is good decorations and turkish decoration models 🙂

  11. This is such a wonderful, loving and caring idea to have created! And I’m so glad she loved it – that must have been an abundance of thanks and blessings for you and small boy.
    You’re a very good and special soul, Mrs E – and small boy too.
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. xxx

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