I’ve got a group of friends who I met online when Maddy was tiny, using now wildly outdated ways of connecting with like-minded souls such as yahoo groups (before Facebook and Twitter, imagine!). They became real life friends remarkably quickly. We did our first camp together, some of us, when Amelie was 4 months old […]
Next up on the Christmas Crafts list was these Beaded Elves. I bought some wooden beads from another eBay seller (trying very hard to support small businesses this year where I can). I had planned to make Fimo faces but the beads were cute and easy. The girls made the hats though. These are the […]
Josie had a belated birthday party this week with her friend BB. I’m a bit of a party failure and Josie was always going to be upstaged by BB’s amazing playable Angry Birds cake, but I made her some Fimo penguins to go on a (oh the shame) bought cake and she was very delighted […]
Last year Christmas was such an effort; after the joy of enjoying the run up to it in 2009 so much (heavily pregnant but finally free of the desperate rush to pack parcels and run the business all on my own) last year was a major kick in the teeth. Making Christmas festive while you […]
And then I’m done. Painted wooden trays using acrylic paint. The idea was for them to paint a design but we ran out of time s I’ve temporarily added wooden shapes – we can finish them another time. This pompom wreath is a work in progress but I really like the idea. It was going […]
I’m not sure where to credit this idea to, although I got it from my friends Katy and Sarah. It’s great. (When i find a link, I’ll add it 🙂 ) Fill a sports sock to nearly the heel with rice and tie a knot. Then tie a white string (or a scarf) around the […]
Lovely again. I’ve chucked the rest of the cranberries in there now as well and it smells divine. Here are my two favourite glass bead snowflakes. Enjoyed making these very much.
I love our light tree; I bought it last year and it amuses me to hang silly things on something otherwise intended to be ‘terribly tasteful’. I had though, this year, added two ornaments, two lovely birds I bought months ago, in memory of Freddie and that other missing child. Hard to believe only 2/3s […]
The morning is best drawn a veil over for now but while I stomped off in a huff, the girls made gingerbread. We ate it all, so perhaps we’ll add a photo of more tomorrow and Fran has promised to send me the link. We can go for an edit then 🙂 (And here it […]
Well, if I’m honest, we’ve not done it but here is a whole batch of Christmas Hama Bead Patterns from days of yore, with a special appearance by “Santiclors” designed by a very young Gwenny.