Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas

My first Christmas cake is all decorated  and we have been sitting eating crackers, cheese and the sweet chilli jam I made in November.

Hoping  Santa will make an appearance later

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

snowman poop

Normally by this time of year I have made lots of different Christmas things, this year I've not been feeling well and  really  can't  be bothered,  but today I quickly made some bags of snowman poop.

Tags are from this website here  

The bags I used were small because I couldnt find my larger ones and ended up using cake pop bags. For the snowman poop I used Cadburys snow bites.  1 bag for each bag of poop.    I really should have made the tags smaller because I ended up with huge tags and small bags lol

I really will have to put a bit more effort in next time.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Sweet chilli Jam

My sweet chilli jam that I made at the end of November now has a jam lid cover and tag  and is ready to be wrapped and delivered.

the recipe for this jam is from the link below

looking forward to eating the  jar of jam I am keeping  with cheese and crackers.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christmas craft swap

I recently took part in a Christmas swap.  This is only the third time I have ever taken part in a swap and I always get panicky that people are going to think what rubbish is that she has made.

The item I made was a bunting garland type thing. I made one for myself as a bit of a test to see if it looked ok.

Here it is on my mirror in our living room

It is made from crochet stars and red felt hearts.

Apologies for the next photos which turned out blurry. I really should drag camera out of cupboard instead of using ipod. (maybe that could be my new years resolution)

This is the gorgeous item I received!!

It is currently on the back of my chair because the colours look lovely in my living room but I will be moving it to our table in kitchen on christmas day and at new year.

Monday, 12 December 2011

first attempt at decoupage stars

Today I had my first attempt at decoupage stars. I saw them at  and thought it looked easy and something nice I could make later this weekend with the girls.

I used an old magazine for the decoupage  (a Christmas one so there were lots of red and green),  cardboard from a box of cereal for cutting out the star shape and matt mod podge glue.

I still need to attach a ribbon or piece of string to it to hang it so in the meantime its just sitting in the tree

It looks a bit like there is a santa face at the right side of the star, there isn't lol

Friday, 9 December 2011

Hurricane Bawbag

Hurricane Bawbag struck us last night. The noise the wind was making was very scary. When I put on my outside light and looked out I could see my shed doors had been ripped off and it was just a matter of time before the fence went as well. I ended up sleeping on the sofa (not that I got much sleep).  The noise and the wind blowing through my closed bedroom window was too much to take.  Thankfully the kids slept all the way through it!!

While I was looking out the trampoline started moving off the patch it sits on.  If only it had moved earlier it could have held shed doors in place lol

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Diy Christmas tree chocolates

I saw these gorgeous little chocolate teddies in tesco. Attached a metallic string to the back of them and now I have lovely little teddies to hang from the tree.