Homemade Christmas: Tablescaping

Last year I had bits and bobs to put together a heart shaped themed Christmas table.  I used white cotton table cloths over our large table top (made by Gary), overwhich I placed a smaller red and white heart one.  I also had a couple of potted firs and some heart napkins. I had already…


Home-made Christmas: How to Make Your Own Crackers

I often make my own crackers.  For this you need the cracker outline card (which I got from Amazon), a glue gun, cheap and nasty crackers, decorations such as ribbons, felt hearts and heart shaped buttons: I made the present for inside by simply popping some sweeties into a gift bag and sealing using some…


Homemade Christmas: Name Signs

If he had the time Gary was going to carve these as well, but the other signs took so much longer than he thought they would we needed to  come up with an alternative.  Enter a couple of sharpies and a wife.  Gary cut and sanded the wood before it came to me.  I wrote,…


Homemade Christmas: Storage for Hats and Jewellery

The girls were thrilled with their present from their Daddy.  Gary had been working away in all his spare time creating beautiful and personal gifts for the girls: For C13 who loves her hats, he made a peg board which he had cut, sanded and carved out the letters H A T S.  Underneath he…


Homemade Christmas: Name Hangings

I made these for the girls for their Christmas stocking present.  I bought four slate hearts for a pound (!) from The Works and wrote each girls' name with the meaning underneath.  We chose the names for their meanings so this was a meaningful present for all the girls to receive: They were the perfect size…


Precious Holiday Moments

Apologies for the long post, I'm attempting to cram four weeks worth of memories into one post.  Here's what we got up to over Christmas: Youth Group Christmas Fun We host the youth group once a week at our house.  As they had mock exams close to Christmas (they are 15-16 yrs) we decided to…

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