At 1pm. This year I did all the shopping for the kids in a 24 hour block … and I am still reeling from the shock of how much I spent. Even though I tried to stick to buying things that they need … rather than hamsters in the house, and hatchables, and the other crap they want (because they watch too much Go!). There’s a certain delusion in shopping over a 6 month period obviously (because I bought just the same amount of stuff as every other year).
Anyway … I have now moved on to a 24 hour cleaning frenzy. With only 9 hours left, because we’re having neighbours for drinks at 5pm. I like a target for cleaning so it doesn’t drag on endlessly!
Then we’ve got quite a relaxing Xmas day coming up where I am cooking something nice for only us and our respective parents … which will be a pleasure.
And then … this. And the beach …
My holiday book pile of second hand books is growing and I am looking forward to diving in.
My sister Merryn is a kinder teacher and she definitely appreciates a home made present from her kinder kids.
And of course I love home made! So I try to make something home made each year. This year I spotted some nice big wooden stars at Albi Imports and thought they’d be perfect ‘cards’ … Of the more permanent variety.
So yesterday I went up to school and got all the kids in Scarlett’s class to write a message/draw a picture for their teacher. And then I reduced them in size on the photocopier and pasted them on to both sides of the star. I had to reduce the pictures by 60% to fit them all on.
And then I mod podged them and varnished them … And half my day was gone! But the star looks good I think!
Are you sick of me yet? Banging on endlessly with 101 crafty Christmas ideas?
Never mind. There’s only 22 days til Christmas now, so it won’t be forever!
I am revisiting that old chestnut, the twiggy Christmas star. This time I am combining my glue gun with some coloured cotton.
What do you think?