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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

This last week has had some lovely Christmas preparations. Two nativity plays, card making, snow globe making, a final Christmas workshop (stocking making) over lazy mince pies, choosing a tree and decorating it, and, now, the end of term.

For those of you who didn't watch Kirstie's Homemade Christmas, these jam jar now globes were easy peasy and fun to make. Glycerin, glitter, and, in our case, some coloured bake in the oven clay for the penguins and snowmen, and a bit of bathroom sealant round the outside seal.

We're not bored of making them yet, either. The girls have asked to make Rudolf versions next. I am very happy to oblige. In fact, I'll admit, I have enjoyed giving these little jars of fun a little shake every now and again, even when the girls are not around.

Card shop (with button till)

Next up are some gingham place mats I made last night for a friend who is coming to visit today. Nothing like doing things a bit last minute, huh? Even worse, they were for a birthday last August. Oops.

So here are some hearts by way of a distraction from the tardiness of the original present requested. Look familiar? (Thanks, Kirstie)

The bunk bed project is coming along nicely.

Admittedly, it doesn't look like much here. I gave up taking pictures, as it is hard to make the process of sewing together two plain pieces of fabric look interesting. And it took a surprisingly long time, too. All those long straight lines and enormous strips of Velcro to sew on. 

And now, the donkey work is done. I have got a big screen ready to be embellished with fun things. And that can wait until next week, when a few friends are coming round for a final sewing night before Christmas. I'll have scraps and Bondaweb on hand, and see what inspiration happens over mince pies and other treats.

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