Friday, December 9, 2011

Our Advent Adventure - Week 1

I thought I'd share some of our advent activities thus far with you. 
The boys are loving getting the next number each day and talking about the lead up to Christmas and Jesus birth each day.

Paint toe nails red and green
Put up Christmas decorations
Buy a present for someone who has less than us
Make Mary, Joseph and a donkey (the start of our toilet roll nativity set)
Read all the Christmas books we can find in our shelf
Choose the cake we are going to make for Jesus birthday cake
And yet to happen today - make shepherds & sheep.

I'll try to give another update next week but no promises. I might just be too caught up in the activities to remember to report in!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

A little sewing - a little late

Here is my most recent sewing project.  It has taken me more than a week to finish this one.  It is for my friends birthday that was more than a week ago.  I have been planning this for months but actually getting to it was harder than I expected.  I think if I sat down and did it in one go from start to finish it would have taken just over an hour.  If I had of used pre-made bias binding, instead of making my own, I think I could have done it in about 30 mins.  It's hard to believe that finding an hour to sew is so hard but lately it has been.

Anyway - here is my latest pot holder.  Made with fabric from the Venda tribe in South Africa.