Last-minute makes….

We are enjoying our Christmas Eve and I hope you enjoy yours, wherever in the world you may be.

I just wanted to share with you a few last-minute makes….

…a fluffy snakey pencil-case for Little man and little bags for three little girls to put their dolly things into…
zipped bags

mince pies, jam tarts and brownies

…mince pies, strawberry jam tarts and chocolate brownie.

Now I have to say that I did make some mince pies the other day. Little man wasn’t up for it as he was feeling a bit under the weather. I however, disappeared into the kitchen and made the most unpleasant pies you could dream of. Not intentionally of course! I got the mix wrong from the beginning, having being shouted every couple of minutes from the depths of the living room. The pastry turned to some kind of gloopy chewing gum. How on earth?? To top it off I burnt them. Big sighs and a return to the living room with a cup of tea. Sorry visitors, who didn’t have any!

 So until today nobody has mentioned more mince pies. Little man was on a chair next to me singing Christmas songs like a little angel. It must have been the singing that made it all better. These are lovely, light, crumbly textured little delights. My little man made all the stars to top them with too. All packed into tins now so they won’t be munched too soon! Says me who already ate two!

cheese flan

…and cheese flan. Mmmm, my most fave of all!

I will be busy lurking around upstairs with wrapping paper and tape for a bit now. This is the hard bit… where did I hide everything so it was safe from everybody else in the house, errrrmmm…

Have a fab Christmas everybody. See you back here soon. X

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Brrrrrr!

Oooohh, babe it’s cold outside!!! More ice and frost than snow, hence us mostly inside watching rather than playing in it!

We have been keeping busy with all kinds here, remember these snowflakes from last year? This time round we have embarked on a new adventure, soap making or rather soap melting and decorating. Some of our soaps have these tiny snowflakes inside them…

making tree soap decs

making tree soap decs

You simply have to try these super snow globe soaps from alpha mom with your kids, or by yourself if you fancy! What fun we had making those for the teachers and our friends!

making tree soap decs

Tree soap

I made the yearly wreaths too. Hubby and I went sliding on the ice to gather holly. What fun we had. All that fun isn’t just for little kids you know!

Christmas wreath

Christmas wreath

Some things that I’ve found and loved…

…a delicious circle sweater*enter me, the fiber junkie* here.

and a book to ummm and ahhhh over…here

I hope you are all having Christmassy fun. We are on a mince-pie make today. They will be ready for some of our friends who are visiting later on.

Merry early Christmas everybody 😉

Just to get you all up and dancing round your tree, here’s the song I was listening to on the radio as I wrote this post! Thought I’d find it on youtube and share it with you.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ARMUvcjOUQ 

The famous Quo aren’t doing too bad at busking in this video are they! Tee hee!