Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Crackers

The preparations are nearly finished.

The turkey has been delivered from the farm, the presents are almost all wrapped (it wouldn't be Christmas if we weren't still doing a bit of wrapping late on Christmas eve).

The list for today looks like this:
Ice cake
Ice gingerbread house (this task has been started... see below)
Make mince pies
Finish making Coco's present
Finish wrapping
Make crackers

Presents wrapped with homemade wrapping paper, papermash tape, string and homemade tags www.somethingimade.co.uk

I made this Christmas wrapping with a bit of very unwelcome help from Henry. Toddlers and gold spray paint do not mix. The paper is crinkly as it's packing paper we've saved over the year, mainly from (whispers) amazon orders. I used last years Christmas present (a silhouette cutting machine) to make the star and snowflake tags with string and some gold tape from Papermash.

Making homemade wrapping paper www.somethingimade.co.uk

As I didn't manage to make nearly enough gold star wrap me, Coco and Henry made some more with star stencils and white paint. Some of it looked quite good. Henry didn't quite understand the concept of 'dabbing' the paint though, so a lot looks more like general white splodges.

Icing the pieces of our Christmas gingerbread house www.somethingimade.co.uk

This mornings work - the pieces of our gingerbread house are drying and awaiting assembly. This was a pre-made back up house I bought in case Coco's birthday house hadn't worked.

I've caught the icing bug www.somethingimade.co.uk

And some other icing... I've really caught the icing bug.

SO... We are just about to head out for some fresh air (and to maybe just buy some crackers...!?) before settling down, lighting the fire, maybe watching the second half of Annie which transfixed Coco yesterday and getting down to the serious business of enjoying Christmas.

Hope you all have a lovely time, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

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