Posted in December 2012

Deck the Halls…

Deck the Halls…

Now the excitement of the tree is over, I will share with you some of our other Make Do and Mend decorations that we have made for this Christmas! I can’t take any credit for these fabby knitted snowmen-my lovely mum made them! Made from vintage book pages. For those who missed it, you can … Continue reading

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…

Having made and decorated The Great Make Do and Mend Egg Box Christmas Tree, we needed a suitable adornment for the top. The eagle eyed among you may have spotted the star sat proudly atop our ‘lovely’ tree. There is, as ever, a little story to go with it… My mother in law came round … Continue reading

The Great Gift Exchange-the Big Reveal

The Great Gift Exchange-the Big Reveal

Today, SmallSmall and I ventured out to the wilds of Devizes, to meet the lovely Becksie and Lizzie from the great blog A year without supermarkets, for our Great Gift Exchange. We had originally intended to make presents that could be posted, but following a little bit of e-mail chatter, Becksie and I decided that … Continue reading

The tree!!

The tree!!

I am sure you are all very excited. We have made our tree… And decorated it…. Just in case you have no idea what I am on about, I refer you back to this post here with all sorts of ideas for alternative and upcycled Christmas trees, given that we were unable to buy one … Continue reading

A mending moment..

A mending moment..

Amongst all the frantic making that has been going on for Christmas (remind me to start in June next year), I had to pause briefly last night for a few ‘running repairs’… Firstly, the buggy snuggle. SmallSmall seems to like kicking this off and the zip has ripped: So, I pinned it all back together, … Continue reading

Homemade Christmas clay decorations

Homemade Christmas clay decorations

Our Advent activity yesterday was to make clay decorations (you can read all about our Advent calendar, and some of the ‘things to do’ here). This is the post from The Woodside Kitchen, that is the inspiration, and this is what we are aiming for…. They are similar to the salt dough decorations that I’m … Continue reading

Scrapstore Wonderland…

Scrapstore Wonderland…

Today was our last morning of ‘Make and Play’ at the Wiltshire Scrapstore for this half-term (you can read all about our 1st ever trip to the Scrapstore here). We donned the tinsel and the Santa hats, and set off having been promised a “big surprise” the week before. We made all sorts of ‘beautiful’ … Continue reading

Festive Rocky Road

Festive Rocky Road

The Advent activity today was to make Rocky Road. And not just any Rocky Road, Festive Rocky Road…. Here it is in all it’s glory: Can you spot what might be festive about it….? It’s not just the sprinkles, we have added a few ‘festive’ extras too. It is based on the lovely Nigella’s Rocky … Continue reading

The Great Gift Exchange-an update

The Great Gift Exchange-an update

As you will know as you have all been paying close attention (!), I am doing a Christmas Gift Exchange with the lovely people over at A year without supermarkets. These were “The Rules” that we came up with between us: We will each produce a gift for the other family – it must be … Continue reading