We have had the first snowfall of the season...damaging winds, followed by freezing torrential rain that led into a couple of hours of snow. Thankfully it didn't stay around for long but it was pretty in the short term and encouraged thoughts of Christmas.
The organizer is out, so the lists have started.
I work well with a list.
I have been busy in the kitchen replenishing meals needed for busy/lazy days for the freezer, quiches, soups and a couple of casseroles. I have also made the Christmas puddings and mincemeat. Quite a boozy mincemeat this year with nuts so not really suitable for the children but they prefer ginger cookies anyway.
I have been busy in the craft room helping Santa with some gifts and sorting all the bought gifts out. They are all now ready for wrapping.
My husband and I have once again joined forces to make tags/gift toppers, we certainly had lots of fun and filled a couple of cold wintery afternoons making them.
We have also personalised some for the children, which will go on their own little trees another year.
They were the wooden ones made, there was also a stack made from card stock.
Sometime ago I bought a big bag of old dolly pegs with a view to painting them to store some of my vintage lace. We have finally made a start and will paint a few each day until they are all done.
I have made the girls a throw each in preparation for the colder nights. Frozen is still one of their favourites. I have also made them a fleece cushion with a photo pocket to put a picture in of meeting the Princess's.
Babies are still featuring on a daily basis, we now know that Amie and Matt are expecting a little girl, a baby sister for Bertie. He seems to be alright about having a sister and said he will buy a baby brother from the shop, not quite sure how that works!!!! It certainly works for a 4 year old. He had a birthday while we were in Florida, so everything now is about being 4.
I have added to the pile of burp clothes and crochet for a couple of hours each evening.
Every girl needs a little Cath Kidston...
Where would we be without somewhere for our shoes?
I am working on a couple of storage bags. Are you getting ready for Christmas, or are you a last minute type of person?
See you soon.