December 20, 2009

December 19, 2009

Today I...

...slept in. YAY!

...finished this for here. Only 3 days late, and clearly not keeping up!

...played Monkey-Plunk. Our favourite.

...went to the haircutter and got the kid short back and sides.

...tried to make a wreath but failed miserably!

...started making a couple of pocket gnomes from "More Softies" for the Toy Society Christmas drop this weekend.

...demonstrated that actually I still have WAAAY too much time on my hands by making these. One of them twice (unpicking and all!). For DOGS. Someone else's dogs.

Currently cooking round three of teeny weeny mince pies and listening to Carols in the Domain! Joy!!

December 18, 2009

Nothing says Christmas like...


At our house, we have decided that "Ikea" is the Swedish god of gingerbread... This is how we spent this afternoon!

December 16, 2009

Here it comes... the REALLY silly bit of the silly season...

Although I am finally on holidays, it feels like I've hit the ground running this week... Friday night - work breakup at our house, Sunday was the first of two family Christmases we are hosting, now trying to make inroads into the mound of UFOs that is overtaking my sewing room so the next lot of rellies can sleep in there... I'm making up for six months of being snowed under, and I'm hoping to get it under control in a week... I am NOT holding my breath!!

Seems like ages ago now, but I have to comment on just what a fabulous night out the Brown Owls Christmas break up was! The company was splendid, the food was tasty (mine anyway!!), but best of all was the Kris Kringle of handmade goodness!

Further proof of the talented ladies you all are! I was lucky to get this gorgeous package from Megan - Cookies in a Jar (white choc and cranberry, no less!), hidden away in the cutest red spotty lunch sack!!! My favourite on both counts!

Oh - and our house is turning into a forest... we've been pumping pine trees out at a rate of three a night! Next year I'll start earlier and make them as Christmas cards, I think! I got the idea from