Making Raindeer

πŸ™‚ for those who wanted to know, they are upside down ginger bread men, I am not a fan of ginger bread so I used the stained glass cookie recipe http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/551/glass+window+biscuits+england the eye whites are white chocolate the nose is a jaffa that is held in place with a blob of chocolate underneath and the antler are just piped chocolate. Just use a zip lock bag to pipe the chocolate.

and a photo to show that they are upside down men πŸ˜€

Reindeer cookies

I saw this great idea on facebook πŸ™‚ for Christmas cookies, I am not a big fan of ginger bread so I used a stain glass biscuit recipe instead. Β THe little people and I are off to play groups Christmas Party tomorrow and we have to take a plate of Xmas themed food πŸ™‚ Β I think that it is the first time ever we have been ready to go the night before normally it is a mad dash to make some thing that morning, anyway here is our plate of cookies ready to go.

πŸ˜€ I just noticed the crossed eyed one at the front πŸ™‚

Family photo’s

My Photographer of choice Rachel Richter πŸ™‚ is having a Christmas give away , check it out as it is a great prize πŸ™‚ Her work is wonderful and very natural.

http://rachelrichter.com.au/blog/?p=4152

We had family photos taken a couple of weeks ago so I thought that I would share a sneak peak with you all πŸ™‚ from Rachel’s blog Β http://rachelrichter.com.au/blog/

Helping Lucy

I have been helping a friend make some Christmas presents over the last couple of weekends, so I thought that I would show what we have been up to πŸ™‚ Β I would say that we are doing okay, Lucy is learning to sew and I am learning about quilts or blankets πŸ˜€

Two quilts the same one with a star back and the other with hearts.

Quilt 3

and the back

We only have 2 more to go πŸ™‚

A blue bird

I thought that I would share a couple of photo of a nappy that I made this week, with out a doubt the little bird is what makes it so cute too me πŸ˜€

Back nappy

front nappy

funky retro flower inner

Shorts for Lachie

I thought that I should make Lachie some thing Christmas to wear. Β Off to the fabric store we went I was brave any let him choose his own fabric πŸ™‚ and what a great choice he made πŸ™‚ There is the shorts now have to work on a top πŸ™‚ Β But it will have to wait a day or two I have another project to do first.

Lolly tree

πŸ™‚ Lachie and I made a Lolly Christmas tree today a little thank you Chrissy present for daycare. Β He thought that it was pretty great sticking all of the lollies on πŸ™‚ Thanks to the girls on S&P for the idea πŸ˜€ Β I think that I will have to make a couple for Christmas day. couple for

A Christmas outfit for Rachael

I found this very cute top pattern πŸ™‚ http://fiddlehead.blogspot.com/2009/06/finally-let-beach-parties-begin.html Β Well it seemed like an easy pattern until I decided to fully line it πŸ™‚ I will save it and use it again it sits beautifully and is very sweet πŸ™‚ any way I thought that it was make a great Christmas top some thing nice and cool πŸ™‚

Front of top and shorts

Back of top

inside of top

Christmas Craft swap

I have posted off my swap and received a lovely dress for Rachael πŸ™‚ it is so very sweet. I have a couple of photos but Miss Rach did not wish to play along with the photo taking tonight πŸ™‚

Big THANK YOU to TIna for the very cute gift πŸ™‚

Tis the Season

Well tis the season to be jolly πŸ™‚ decorate your house in tacky lights and tinsel and think that it is beautiful. Β We jumped the gun a little this year and our tree has been up for a while, the lights are now flashing on the house and the cars are stopping as they pass by. Β So this is our effort for lights this year πŸ˜€

and for some reason it appears that Santa Homer is a little head heavy this year.