Friday, 14 December 2007

sing choirs of angels...

This week we have been mostly doing christmas concerts. The children have been angels, Mary, Joseph, a star and a cowboy!! I didnt get many photos from the concerts themselves- why do I always end up with a seat at the back?? So this was a little home concert Lucie did for me (in pretty bad light, it has stopped getting properly light here these days)...because angels always wear berry hats, or didn't you know?

christmas tree

I have been trying to post this all week but have not been able to upload the pics. either blogger is playing up, or it just doesnt like my new(ish) camera. really annoying anyway, but at least it has worked now.

I always find it hard to photograph the christmas tree, it never comes out looking as twinkly and pretty as it really is. This year we have a teeny real tree on the windowsill, and I have left all my usual ornaments in the attic, deciding this year to have a change. I wanted to keep it really simple,because it is so small, and have just got white handmade decorations. Me and the kids made these, using cookie cutters, rolling pins and Das clay. we made patterns by rolling the clay out on (free!) textured wallpaper samples that I got from the DIY store when we bought our tree. I am really pleased at how they turned out. I found the sweet pompom garland at paperchase.

Saturday, 8 December 2007


Granny has been really busy, these are the lovely paper advent calendars she made and sent for the children this year. Each day they find a chocolate coin, a tiny handmade card, or a little toy and a sweet. They look really festive on our door too!

Monday, 3 December 2007

I can show this now

Took Julias pressie round to her today, so now I can show you. It is a crochet hook roll, for her new hobby (well, possibly, she has a book on it!). On the front I embroidered mushrooms with cake on (of course), following my 6 year olds picture guidelines...she had seen my sketched ideas lying around, had coloured them in, then asked 'why are you drawing aliens Mum?'!!! So I thought it best she drew up new ones. Inside I put in a few hooks to start her off, with Fimo Mushroom ends - a great idea that I stole from my sister-in-law.

I had also given Julia a little green bird from the country living fair, and she had been on a shopping trip to cardiff, and bought me...a little green bird!!!

And I wanted to show you this picture that Esme drew yesterday during a visit from Nana and Grandpa, I found it once they had gone, and it makes me laugh each time I see it. Look at my Dads great angle, and his big feet!!!