Saturday, 31 December 2011

End of 2011

Christmas has been & gone already although all 4 of my girls were here for christmas day it has for the most part been a one child household, very strange!

We went to Eden and the little one made a stocking & some reindeer food.
And for the first time I made a gingerbread house using the Good Food online recipe, which makes plenty enough for cookies as well, all decorated by my 5 yr old.

The holly berries were plentiful this year probably because it has been so mild, I had lots to add to my wreaths.

I did a big 2 day craft fair at Pencarrow house, which went really well & got me in the Christmas spirit making & selling lots of these owls
A string quilted cushion that I made for myself.
My 21 yr old is mad on the Grinch so I made these Grinch pills & hearts using fab Grinch fabric for her.

I also managed a little bit of thrifting the day before christmas eve & picked up this green Woods Ware tureen,

a really sweet ornate chair and
yet another fire screen! My 5yr old even said 'How many fire screens do you need'
And finally the glass set & stand.
I also got quite a few craft books in my stocking, these should keep me busy for a while.
Sadly my cousin died suddenly from cancer a few weeks ago, she was 48 & a mother of 4, this came just months after her mum (my late mums sister) died. It certainly puts things in perspective, R.I.P. Sonja.
I hope you've all had a good Christmas and I wish you all a Happy New Year, may 2012 be a good one xx