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Advent Activities

Advent Activities

As Christmas of My Make Do and Mend Year approached a couple of years ago, I had a rant about advent calendars, and blogged about my idea for doing an activity each day with the Smalls. I totally LOVE this idea, probably more than the kids do. They have been bought Lego calendars by a … Continue reading

Rudolph cupcakes

Rudolph cupcakes

I’m ridiculously pleased with these, and couldn’t wait to share…! SmallSmall’s pre-school had their Christmas fair this weekend, despite my protestations that it was still November, and therefore ILLEGAL to do anything Christmassy (everyone knows it’s not Christmas until the 1st December…), and the request went out for cakes for the cake stall. I knocked … Continue reading

25 Alternative Christmas Trees

25 Alternative Christmas Trees

Since our inaugural egg box Christmas Tree, during My Make Do and Mend Year, we seem to have started a bit of a tradition of ‘alternative’ trees for the festive season. Last year we did lampshades, and this year, we are attempting a pompom tree. For the last few years I have searched Pinterest for … Continue reading

Stir up Someday….

Stir up Someday….

OK, so i missed Stir Up Sunday. I just kind of thought it was always the last Sunday in November, and that it was next weekend (30th), but it wasn’t, it was on the 23rd. Christmas is ruined already!!! Not really. I was at work all day on Sunday, and by the time I realised … Continue reading

Make Do and Mend Christmas Linky

Make Do and Mend Christmas Linky

We’ve had a great thread going over in the Make Do and Mend-able community FB group, about Christmas, and ideas for homemade, handmade, buy nothing new, make do and mend type presents and cards etc. I thought that it might a nice idea to do a linky, for people to link up their blog posts … Continue reading

Christmas 2013-the post-match analysis

Christmas 2013-the post-match analysis

Ooooh, this is a bit like Match of the Day. Only without Gary Linekar. Or any football…. OK, so is today Twelfth Night, or was it yesterday? I can never work it out. But whatever, I hope you have de-decked your halls, and removed the holly (and the tree and the fairy lights). If you … Continue reading

Paint it, plant it…

Paint it, plant it…

This is another Christmas make, admittedly far too late to be of use to anyone for Christmas 2013, but it makes a nice gift anytime of the year, or you could go crazy and treat yourself… This is what you need: terracotta plant pots chalkboard paint and brush (I used a sponge applicator thing, which … Continue reading

Happy Christmas!

Wishing you all a wonderful, peaceful Christmas. Thankyou so much each and every one of you for all your support and kind messages, inspiration and encouragement over the last year. Here’s hoping that Christmas brings you more than presents-that it brings you love, and friendship and family, good times and happy memories. Happy Christmas everyone!

Last Minute Gifts #2

This one is a bit of a cheat, and is an update on last year’s Ginger Fudge,  which was an adaptation of Nigella’s Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Fudge from Nigella Express. This is Christmas Pudding Fudge, and it is quite delicious! This is what you need: 350g dark chocolate, or a combination of milk and dark-the more … Continue reading