Friday, December 17, 2010
When I open my front door there’s a heady waft of exquisite which smells like Christmas and I will never mind that I’ll still be finding the odd pine needle in February. I have eaten a mince pie with the crumbliest of pastry. I have beamed at those glorious Grade 2’s reciting 20 minutes of perfect poetry, regaling a story of St Francis and the wolf. I have tackled Christmas shopping purchasings in one three hour stint (until I remember what I have forgotten). I have a mostly manageable list of handmade which will, because it always does and I know how to push a deadline, have me scrambling into the wee small hours of December 25th. Today is the last half day of school.
I bet you didn’t know toilet rolls could be mildly festive?
The Middle and I have been tackling a ‘together’ project which involves cut up loo rolls and pegs and twenty gallons of PVA glue and is inspired by this from this tipster. We’ve stalled, through want of PVA supplies but we imagine this little number could go on forever – thanks to the Small’s exuberant approach to loo paper and donations in the name of craft from this lover of mischief. Everytime the Middle and I work on it, the conversation is peppered with exclamations from both of us: AWESOME!!!
This is the fourth year we have purchased an advent stick from one of the school Mums. Parcels of tissue containing crafted and found loveliness that celebrate the festival of Advent: earth, light, animals, people.
Here is this year’s advent treasure collection in progress...
And finally, because I was itching to try some of the smooth! non-tangly! gorgeously coloured! Cosmos embroidery cotton (found at Amitié) and because I was coming over so festive and because I really am going to push that handcrafted pressie deadline, here is the beginnings of my Christmas Beetle...
Have a wonderful weekend lovelies.