Thursday, December 23, 2010

December...what a joy

what a huge month December camera is full of wonderful celebratory photos still to be downloaded,....SO. MUCH. BAKING. has been done and enjoyed; kids prizegvings and shows, Sunday schools concert, Christmas presents made, brought wrapped and awaiting tomorrow...a momentous sweet neice entered our world and lives - welcome my dove, you will bring us all so much joy.... a wee nephew celebrated another year of life - much love to you special brother, his wife and babies have come home for the holidays...December is just SO BIG.
Christmas for us will be the smallest it has ever been...with just the 6 of us....I'm still trying to get me head around that, and determined it will be a fun-filled feasting special day....remembering Christ's birth and the reasons for it.
I confess to being rather sentimental today, a tad weepy and lots to do....
we are in the process of moving house (like on the 27th!), and I am still trying to do all the pickling and jaming that this time of year sewing machine has a small coat of dust on it and calls forlornly, but we will hang together next week....

I will be visiting all your lovely blogs, but taking a wee break from this one for a couple weeks.

May Christ's love wash over you, bring you joy, peace and happiness as we celebrate His birth.
much love

Sunday, December 12, 2010

christmas creating...

for the last 3 years I have made something 'new' for our Christmas decorations and an effort to get away from plastic baubles etc (nothing wrong with em! just wanting someting a bit more handcrafted) the year before last, I made sweet little bird ornaments out of re-purposed fabrics and wool batting, last year I made new table runners and clothes, felt hearts.

this year I have made this wee angel garland out of a re-purposed woolen blanket, old crochet doilie and ribbon...and then as I had lots of pretty ribbon left I thought I would up-date the inside would love to have finished all the other things I had planned, but are also in the middle of packing to move so, yeah, not gonna happen this year!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

crafting with my buddy

tis always nice to hang out, cut,paste, sip wine, eat brownie, chat a while, be inspired to make some more.....a card crafting night with the lovely Frithy the other night. Yay.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


from this to ...

...this, to this...
a belated guy fawkes at our lovely friends farm, was so much fun, and as it was on the big side (ahem!), we gave up on the idea of roasting marshmallows and sat and ate them instead....poor Mr Man (on crutches) had to be transported to the bonfire in the bucket of the tractor - a noble stead indeed!
ps promise we all stayed far away from the flames!

lions and tigers and bears - oh my!

tis not very often you get to hang out with just one of the sproglets, so when then opportunity came up to go on the kindy trip to the zoo, both Jose and I were very excited, a bus ride and a zoo trip, with my mum joining us is pretty special round these parts!.....usually Mr Man and I, have a minor sqabble over who gets to go and be then cool guy on the trip - but poor him, has ruptured his achellies tendon, so hes' outta action for the summer - boohoo!...its really dumb for us all, him mostly! We had a wee icecream for him though!...

Friday, December 3, 2010

homemade ravioli

1st go at homemade pasta- a bit thick as rolled by hand and not enough rolling at that! but not bad for a first attempt....stuffed with feta, bacon and spinach from the garden - you can't go too wrong...YUM!