Friday 24 January 2014

Christmas makes

Have been doing odd bits of crafting throughout the year, but not done much scrapping and am way behind with my monthly projects but am hoping to catch up with that.

So what else have I been up to while not posting.

I started doing my family tree, which is mind blowing in trying to take it all in. The parent/carer drop group I help run for carers/parents of special needs young adults, is coming along nicely and with hubbies help set up a web page. Which you can find here but again, it's having the time to keep up with that. Oh and I've started doing Zumba once a week and even dug out my old bike so I can cycle there. OK had to put some new tires on it, not because they were worn, but because they had perished with lack of use lol. To be honest I really love it, it does blow away the cobwebs and have been lucky weather wise, as there has not been many Wednesdays that I've not been able to ride to Zumba.

Anyway will stop boring you and leave you with a few of my Christmas makes, still need to find the photos I took of my Christmas cards.

Firstly I managed to finish my latch hook rug, I started a few years back.

Also tried to make some snowmen cakes, hopefully I will make a better job of them this year.

I was asked by Sue and Gina if I would supple them a gingerbread man and tag for the 'sleeps till Christmas' blackboards, as they loved mine.

And lastly I cannot remember the last time I made a Christmas cake, but last year I made 2. In which one of them was cut into 3 before I marzipan and iced it. These were for my mum, auntie and sister, as they all love Christmas cake, but no one in their family does, so don't bother to buy them for themselves. OK I should have made them one each, but it was the spare of the moment idea and but didn't have enough ingredients for 3 small cakes. (This last 1/3 is mums as she was poorly over Christmas).

Do you love my sleigh decoration from Lakelands, I brought that the year before and it was because of that I just HAD to make a cake for it to go on, lol


Unknown said...

Happy New Year Maria!
Also huge congratulations on becoming a nanny!
Hope all is well with you, Steven and the rest of the family!
Hugs Alyson and Sophie xx

Hi it's Maria said...

The below comment was made by Valerie-Jael as I pressed the wrong button my my new tablet and deleted it, sorry Val :(

Great Chtistmas decoratons and cakes, they will be ready early if you keep them for this year! Hugs, Valerie

Hi it's Maria said...

The below comment was made by Susan as I pressed the wrong button on my new tablet and deleted it, sorry Susan :(

You have been busy (as usual), the rug is so cute, love the smiley faces :) xx