Sunday, 14 December 2008

10 days to go and where am I?

Not doing too bad actually!
we have bought a few presents, but not silly ones. particualr requests for particular family members, of which I can not reveal or it gives the game away!

yesterday was a productive day, on the made list were 2 tote bags (reversable) a lunch bag and 6 appliques on t shirts (to make pj tops)

on the partly finished list are 6 pj bottoms, need to get some waist elastic to finish those, and a Calorimetry cast on.

todays list of things is to finish writing cards (half done already, yes I found the box!) wrap secret santas (x2) to get in the post tomorrow and finish the Calorimetry. I also plan to marzipan the cake and sew the leg casings on the pj's.

the kids want to put the tree up today, but I still think its too early - lets see how the day goes!

I may also try to get some soap made today, its DD2's last Brownie meeting of term tomorrow and it would be nice to give the leaders a home made gift.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

o dear!

just re read the 1st entry to this blog made nearly a year ago. So I did buy a box of cards wonder where they are?
and a new years shindig eh? may re think that one!

Time to get this blog out of retirement!

As we are reaching that time of year again!

So how's it going with my plan? O.K my end, not sure how my recipients will feel but ho hum!

No Christmas cards bought in the sales, I have plenty in the loft left over from previous years. I did cave in and get some wrapping paper, in case my plan to make fabric gift bags didnt pan out.

I have made a start (and finish in a couple of cases) on Christmas presents, but obviously I cant publish those here - it would give the game away, but I will keep photos of them all to 'show and tell' after the event.

However it was my Mums birthday on sunday, and she had handmade presents. some stitch markers for her knitting (not made by me, but still handmade) a felted specs case and some handmade soap (the latter two I did make!) she appeared happy with them, but thats a mums job isn't it?