Phew! Christmas and New Year well and truly done, along with the weeks of build up.
I had a fairly make-free time this year, just helping the kids with some of their gifts for teachers.
For his school Christmas party, Chicken and I made mini Christmas pudding cakes and trees.
He also made a chimney hat to wear.
Pickle filled a Santa tin with homemade goodies for his teachers,
mini puds (again), chocs with nuts and fruit, gingerbread men, crocheted puds and paper heart decorations.
Chicken made and decorated a bee house for his teacher (they've been doing a project about minibeasts and bees in particular).
She thought it was "absolutely bee-rilliant"!
We also planted a pot with bulbs and decorated it for an Uncle.
I did make one crocheted gift, this Cthulhu for Chicken & Pickle's Uncle (unfortunately I completely failed to take it's photo before wrapping it! I did have to unwrap and rewrap Chicken's teacher gift as I had also forgotten to photograph that...)
In the after Christmas, mid illnesses period the kids made a couple more things
dinosaurs from a kit and a frog from the contents of Pickle's new "Doodle Drawers" (it's a Mister Maker thing!) which Father Christmas made for him.
They also decorated a mug each using a kit they got as a gift
Pickle's on the left, Chicken's on the right (featuring a hot drink and cake, wine and olives, juice and biscuit!)
Anyway everyone is back at school now and I'm all alone in the house (mornings at least) to do as I please!
So far I have to say it's been mainly tidying, shopping and cleaning...thrills. Hopefully normal service can shortly resume and I'll get around to making some stuff.
Oh I just remembered I have made something else! A cosy little jumper for my new ipad...
Right I'm done...
see you soon!