Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Getting Into The Festive Spirit!

Sorry for the time passed since my last post! We came back from a weekend with my mother in law last Sunday morning so had to get a wiggle on with the decorations as it was already December 1!  We put the tree up with the lights on so I was ready to decorate on Monday. I decorated the kitchen and the living room mantle plus a few other festive nik naks, other jobs had to wait until after yesterday.

This is because I have been getting ready for my stand at the Saddleworth Creative Network craft fayre, plus planning our own family Christmas. I have had to shelve the idea of creating a December Daily this year - just not going to have the time as I did not get my base book finished quickly enough. I plan to create an album for our trip to Lapland. Eeeeek !!! Starting to get QUITE excited about it now! 

In the run up to the fayre I was busy making jars of DIY cookie mix, mincemeat for pies I for the fayre and to go in the hamper I made for the school fayre, plus tomato chutney. (Kicking myself as I forgot to take a picture of the hamper) I managed to bag a 6lb box of ripe, vine tomatoes from the greengrocer; the chutney recipe is one my mum gave me and it generally works rather well.  

I helped out at the school fayre on Friday night - Tombola is a frightening experience at times  -and then came home to finish most things for leaving cakes to be wrapped and labelled on Saturday evening when Jon took to boys to the cinema.

So here at last are the photos of my table at the craft event. I was really pleased now it looked and I had a good pitch just inside the main door. They were taken by a very talented local photographer and you can contact Jenny Martin on Facebook at or on her website here.



I am going to post this now because it has been so long and I will hopefully get few more in before December 22. Oh, don't forget to follow me on Twitter and see my Christmas tune choices each day!

Catch ya later!

1 comment:

  1. You have really been busy:):) I love it all. The gifts looks so festive and delish!!!! Merry Christmas louise!!!!


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