Tuesday, November 02, 2010
A hotchpotch of stuff
Firstly, I feel the need to apologise for the dreadful quality of the pictures you will view today - I don't know what's wrong with me but I haven't been able to take a good picture for days!
Anyhow, first a few from Halloween:
Rosie in the witchy dress she designed and (more or less) sewed by herself. She did it out of a couple of Tim's old tshirts and put gold glitter-glue bats on the front. Turned out pretty good I thought!
I woke up on Halloween morning to find this on my toilet .....
..... and this in my kitchen! Rosie had been busy before we even got up!
April made (with a little help from her mummy!), orange jelly pumpkins
.... and played a yukky Halloween game Rosie invented which involved pulling plastic spiders out of a cup of gunge (flour and water coloured blue!)
I made cupcakes and the kids helped me decorate them
.... and we all had tea by the light of the pumpkin :)
So that was Halloween :)
Yesterday I finished a sewing project I've been working on. I had to cross stitch a heart onto gingham - I've never cross stitched gingham before so it was a bit weird! More tricky than sewing onto Aida but it turned out ok in the end. I sewed the whole thing into a heart shape stuffed with toy stuffing and dried lavender (picked back in the summer) and hung it over the door leading from the hall to the living room. Cute :)
Finally today ........
What can this be all about?
.... of course! Operation Christmas Cake Phase 1! Soak the fruit in large quantities of brandy - phase 2 tomorrow :)