Sunday, 19 December 2010

O the weather outside is frightful,

but the fire inside's delightful
and we've really no place to go
let it snow, let it snow, let it snow . . .

Friday, 17 December 2010

Advent Slippers

I just fell in love with these slippers when I saw them a couple of years back - not a great photo of them I know.  The first year I filled them with little toys and sweets and then last year we didn't get them out - too much going on I think.  But this year I thought we must have them on display and started to think what to put in them.  I didn't really want to fill them with toys and sweets when the little ones will be having so much of that anyway.  So I decided to put a piece from our nativity scene in a slipper each day.  Flopsy Bunny just loves our little nativity scene and has really enjoyed adding a bit everyday, and I just love how she has arranged everything - entirely without prompting - very neatly!!

So a week to go to the big day and I've been doing a bit of totting up of what needs to be done.  Two presents need finishing off and one started (and finished!).  Oh and I was going to print some wrapping paper too - Hmmm I wonder how that is all going to get done with two little ones skipping around the place!  Hope your Christmas preparations are going well :)

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

A flutter of butterflies

Some more butterflies waiting to be made into bunting - for an order!!  I know I've already shown you the completed version but this fabric is just so gorgeous that it is worth a second look - don't you think?  Anyway the fabric is by Tanya Whelan and it's from her French Hatbox collected - I just LOVE it and I have pretty much used up every scrap I have of it.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Dinosaur Cake . . .

. . . every little boy should have one on their birthday!  Wow hasn't time flown.  I can't quite believe I have a two year old now.  Poor little boy we had to cancel his birthday last week as we were all so ill.  But he got his party and he got his cake - which is all he really wanted!  OK so the cake wasn't the masterpiece I had envisioned - but then I only make a cake once a year so what do I expect really?!

Then I thought - hold on a minute if Little Roo is two then this blog is two too!  So I've completely missed my blog anniversary which should have been in October as it turns out!  So just wanted to say thank YOU for reading!  Have a bit of cake on me.

PS I used this template for the cake - so very easy and if your icing abilities are better than mine then very effective too!  The cake was baked by my brother and is yummy- thanks Bro!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Cosy up your eggs!

I'm not sure how it got to be the 11th of December without a post but here we are, excuses at the ready!  It has been a sickly old time in our house recently with everyone succumbing to various bugs and viruses.  So not much craftiness has been done.  Although I have had a few little orders from my Christmas Fair which I'm very excited about.  Then I found an egg cosy that I didn't manage to sell and here it is!