Saturday 24 December 2011
Sunday 18 December 2011
there was some gingerbread dough left over from the pinecones so I got out the other cookie cutters to choose a few different ones. apparently (according to the rest of the family,) it's not normal to have two large(ish) boxes of cookie cutters, and I have a ridiculously large collection of them. so many in fact that some escaped into the garden.
well I'm sorry but I beg to differ, we're going visiting tomorrow, and if I come across any cookshops I know what I'll be looking out for.
what do you have lots of, but can never resist?
Wednesday 14 December 2011
This post is inspired by Emma's making winter and her making winter pinecone tutorial
which looks fantastic, and I wanted to make some straight away but I didn't have the clay and was too impatient to wait......
but it's ok, I have an alternative, and it allowed me to indulge in one of my Christmas passions, and make pinecones too.
Tuesday 13 December 2011
take 2 chocolate logs, a Lot of melted chocolate, a tube or two of smarties and a bit of wizardry and you have one broomstick. perfect for a Harry Potter watching party, which captivated 6 boys for some of the time, leaving them plenty of free time to run round the house playing tig, leaping out from behind doors and shouting Boo, and giggling a lot.
now if only I'd learnt a magic spell that would tidy up all the mess................................
Monday 12 December 2011
It was Miss K's birthday on Saturday. we now officially have a teenager in the house.......
when she looked outide this was her present. well she got lots of books and music too, but the snow was hugely exciting.
later there was a sleepover, and giggling, and making snow globes, and cake. of course!
the car and I got a present on Saturday too - winter tyres. we are now prepared for the worst the British weather can throw at us, so hopefully from now on we will have the mildest winter on record.