From our family to yours,
Love and Best Wishes,
Chris, Mel, Kayla, Zac, Kloe and Jarred xxxxxx
Monday, December 19, 2011
This afternoon it was time to build and decorate Gingerbread Houses. This year, I made three smaller houses, so the kids could decorate one each. After school we went shopping and they each picked out 2 bags of lollies. We came home and started building and then decorating. Oh yes, I do have 4 children, Zac has no interest what so ever in the actually making of things. He does appear, when it's time for the eating part!!!!
|Jarred hard at work|
|Eating as you go, adds to the fun|
|Kayla making bows out of Sour Straps|
|Kayla's Friend Demi, was thrilled she was here to help|
|The house that Kloe built|
|The house that Jarred built|
|The house that Demi and Kayla built|
|They did a great job and had lots of fun!!|
Now don't fall off your chair, I actually made some cards last night. At one stage I had so many cards, I was giving away bundles of them. The other day I went to my card container and there wasn't much in there to choose from. I actually went and looked at cards in the shop. Kayla was disgusted with me LOL!! She said "Mum there is no way you are going to buy any cards. It's just not the same" So last night, with a spare few minutes, I pulled out some bits and pieces and had a little play.............
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Kloe had her friend Emmah over today and the girls did some baking. They made Stained Glass Cookies
|Lots of dough and lollies were eaten in the process|
Friday, December 16, 2011
A few weeks ago, I asked the kids what they would like to bake for Christmas. Shortbread was something they all wanted to
make eat. Yesterday afternoon was Shortbread baking time. Jarred and Kloe has a lovely time making it and then eating it warm out of the oven, with a glass of milk. I love standing back and watching them..........................
Thursday, December 15, 2011
|The decorating of the tree|
|Zac made this rocky road at school. He didn't like it, so it actually made it's way home. It's White Chocolate, Cranberry and macadamia. It was so yummy. You can find the recipe here|
Monday, December 05, 2011
I made the easiest cupcakes ever this afternoon. Mix 310mls cream, 200g caster sugar, dash of vanilla and 2 eggs together with a wooden spoon. Add 320g sifted SR Flour, mix well. Place into a lined 12 x muffin tray. Bake at 180 for 20-25mins. They have a great texture and are perfectly shaped.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Quick, cute and easy - my kind of party food.
Mini Milky Ways, mini Candy Canes, Tiny Teddies and a little bit of melted chocolate.
Use the melted chocolate to glue the Candy Canes to the bottom of the Milky Ways, allow to set. Turn over and gently squish the tiny teddy in the top.
My kids loved them. I surprised them with these on Thursday afternoon, to celebrate the countdown to Christmas.
This year I really wanted to give handmade gifts whenever possible. I started making gifts early January and have been doing so, ever since. It's December and I've still bee making presents!!!
|Handstitched for someone special|
|A quilt for my niece|
|A pillow for a new bubba and a cushion for my nephew|
|A mug rug and journal cover|
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Over the weekend I made a start on some Christmas sewing. It's never too early. That time of the year seems to come around faster and faster each year. Especially when you want to make lots of handmade gifts. I made three table runners using Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater by Moda Layer Cake from The Sproutz Etsy Store