Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
these aren't just five snowman, as anyone can see.
they're made from my handprint, which is a part of me.
now each year when you trim the tree, you'll look back and recall
christmas of 2009, when my hand was just this small.
Monday, 16 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
but how cute would the oven dress be with the matching grocery bag holder that i found over at the make it and love it blog. her tutorial is found here...
when it's not in use, you fold it up, roll it up, and tie it up. thanks sharla w/ my little gems for the idea and especially for sharing how to make it here.
my dh "model" didn't want to show his face, lol...
i was even able to find the fleece on sale at joanns for only $5/yd! so i paid $15 and spent 1 hr making it and it's TOTALLY worth it! i also added a pocket at the bottom for your feet. my hubby says he wants one with a pocket for the remote, lol. again here's the pattern.
Saturday, 14 November 2009
A Christmas Traditon here in the UK is Minced Pies and Mulled Wine. Traditionally Mulled Wine is Alcoholic which is why I dont drink it. See I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and one thing we dont do is drink Alcohol amongst other things. My husbands cousin though has made us a recipe of Mulled Wine which is non-alcoholic. OMWord. It is gorgeous! I asked for the recipe straight away and now cant wait to make it myself. In the meantime I thought I would share the recipe with all of you! It is so Yummy! Let me know what you think.
Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine:
Bottle of 'non alcholic' wine, red or white ( white will need less sugar added ) pour into large pan
Add twice the quantity of cold water ( ie if 2 bottles of wine, 4 equivilent of water )
3 or 4 cinnammon stick
6 or 7 cloves
2 large oranges, with the peel left on, sliced into rings and added.
Simmer for 2 or 3 hours...
Add granulated sugar 'to taste' half way thru!
Serve warm..FROM THE PAN, INTO CUPS/GLASSES. Sieve out the cloves etc.
This can be prepared before guests arrive then reheated in microwave, but you lose the' smell which is gorgeous when people come into house. May have to 'adjust' to get the timing right, ie less as it's non alcoholic, so none to 'burn off'. Keep tasting. Adding less or more sugar. Ensure sugar is FULLY dissolved. Enjoy.
CINNAMMON POWDER DOESN'T WORK!
I cant wait to make this. I am so having friends around for Minced pies and Mulled Wine!! Mmmmmm!
Thursday, 12 November 2009
wooden baby block (i got the whole alphabet in 1 box at the dollar tree)
hammer and nail (optional, depends if you have muscles)
screw eyes (CHEAP)
wallet size picture of your baby :)
sandpaper and ribbon (not included in picture, sorry)
- Wooden Craft Ring
- Pumpkin and Leaf Foam cut outs. You can either do them yourself or a lot of craft stores will sell them already cut out.
- Glue Gun and Glue sticks