Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Wednesday again, where does the time go?
Desk first:

On my table today we have a small selection of the million Christmas cakes I have to finish, these have been marzipanned and will be iced today and tomorrow, plus I have two more to marzipan. There are a couple of Christmas CDs, you can't Christmas craft without the appropriate music. There's a Mr Ripley book to go back to the library, this one didn't grip me as much as The Talented Mr Ripley. There are two almost finished Christmas trees and a pack of ten thank you cards. Then there's a brown paper bag and a cardboard box containing who knows what?
Would you like to see what's under my table?
My poor rabbit has got cabin fever she's been in the hutch so long so I thought I'd bring her in for a hop. She's doing a lot better than the guinea pig, he died on Tuesday :-( He was almost seven which is ancient in guinea pig terms. RIP Shaggy, reunited with Scooby Doo at last.

This morning was absolutely freezing but it did provide an amazing sky for us to look at whilst my 12 year old scraped the cars!

Time to go mix up a pile of royal icing.
Hop over to Julia's blog to see a wide selection of festive surfaces.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

WOYWW and The Woman Who Saved Christmas

Here we are again!

Today I will mainly be making bunting and tending to a child with tonsilitis! I sold all my Christmas bunting at the weekend and urgently need to make more.

I survived the madness of last week's back to back activities. 

So the day went something like this:
07.55 leave home with son number one.
07.56 go completely round the roundabout to return home to collect his bacon roll
08.20 leave home with son number two
08.20.30 re-enter home to collect bacon roll to replace cheese and chutney roll he was attempting to eat (my lunch)
08.25 leave child number two at school after giving him the usual lecture starting with 'When I was your age....'
09.20 leave home for Hove
14.08 leave home after charity fair and head for Surrey
15.10 arrive at Busbridge school for card making class
17.00 set up stall for craft fair
18.00 Sit down (finally) for a meal at Prezzo in Godalming
20.00 Watch (or listen to) my first ever orchestral performance staring my son by another mother (I was there when he was conceived)
00.30 Go to bed
11.30 Arrive at school for craft fair
16.00 Arrive home with the new title of 'The Woman who Saved Christmas'

Photo: Jaki
This is me at the charity coffee morning in Hove. I shizz you not the house was like something from Hollywood Housewives

Right, enough of me hop over to Julia's blog to see what everybody else is up to

And if you want a laugh have a look at this blog it's called Anti Elf on the Shelf and I am one of the contributors.