I must admit to being one of those infuriating people who are 'ready early'. This year, obscenely early. But you know, however early am I, however ready I think I am, December always has some surprises in store to keep me on my toes. December is always so, so busy!
The schools have broken up too now, so along with the fabulous relief of not having to rush to get up in the morning (loving that!), comes the task of Entertaining the Child. Now that my Little One is a little older (she's 6 now), a rather fabulous amount of things can be done that entertain us both at the same time.
Yesterday we made tissue paper lanterns...
Today we both spent many a happy hour on our Decopatch kits.
I don't know if you've ever come across the company, but if not have a look at the link above because I can really recommend it as a craft for all ages. My 6 year old was very able to cut her papers and merrily stick away with no help at all, and as for me... yep, I loved it too!
I finished my little heart quite quickly and really wished I had some more to do. It's very addictive!
And here is my poppet's cat. We gave her little flower eyes and a nose.
I love the patchwork look of Little One's cat, and I do think we'll be doing this again.
Then, on to tomorrow. We have a witches broom to construct out of old wrapper paper tubes and some Melting Snowman biscuits to make.
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Don't they look awesome? That'll be good fun too.
And at some point we'll be making a batch of these darling little Christmas Pudding Sweets from Nigella.
I made these ones last year. Mr P loves them and requests them every year. I'm pretty sure Little One will love to help this time!
Well, with all that and more to keep us busy up until Christmas itself, I dare say I won't have another moment to chatter away to you all again for a while now.
So, with very many thanks to all of your for your wonderful support and love this year, I shall wish you all a very merry and joyous Christmas and look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!