Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Festive food.

Cocoa with chocolate squirty cream after Midnight Mass

Marzipan-ned and fruited Christmas Cake. I forgot to take a pic of the pudding before we ate it!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Getting ready . . .

I have learnt two new skills to decorate the tree this year!

Needle felting with the lovely Jane at Tea and Crafting at Camden Lock:

Easier than I thought, and great fun, and I only stabbed my finger twice!

And with Poppy Chancellor, ( http://poppychancellor.com/papercuts/ ) after seeing her demonstrating on Sunday Brunch on television, paper cutting at Selfridges.

Again, easier then I imagined, and no injuries!  I just need to get myself a nice sharp scalpel!

One cake ready - for Mummie.
Hope you are having a lovely Christmas Eve!

Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Fayre at School

On Friday evening we had a jolly Christmas Fayre; persuaded Mr Rooke the Chemistry teacher to be Santa, and had mulled juice, mince pies, carols, tombola, raffles and games.

I had my Rainbow Crafts stall - here is a little selection of goodies I made. (Plus six jars of peach jam, which I forgot to photograph!)

 Aren't these sweet! Mummie gave me the pattern from the Operation Christmas Child Boxes appeal we support. They only take me about an hour to make. 

We popped some stripey tiny candy canes in as well.

And some cards as well, which sold out really quickly, and I had a commission to make 10 more! I will show you them as a gallery on a separate post.
We raised over £1100 for school PTA funds, ultimately the children will benefit from subsidised school trips, etc. Jolly good show, girls! 

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Advent Sunday

As we get ready for Christmas, time to make the cake! Fruit soaked in spiced rum and tropical fruit juice overnight.

Two hours in the oven, and then feeding with more rum, marzipan-ning and topping with fruit just before Christmas!  
I shall spend this evening making Christmas cards and finishing a few things for our school Christmas Fayre on Friday: show you when they are finished.