Now that our youngest son's birthday has passed (last week) we are officially allowed to mention Christmas in our house!
So I decided to get a start on some of the handmade presents I am hoping to give this year. I have had lots of ideas spinning around in my head, but it is now boiling down to what I can get the appropriate supplies for locally and what I actually have time to do.
First up some pineapple chutney for my foodie son and daughter-in-law,
Next up a bracelet from memory wire for my eldest son's girlfriend
Finally I got around to using up some of my blocks from Quiet Play's Say Cheese Polaroid Block swap to make a doll quilt. The doll and quilt are for my niece's daughter, I am not quite sure what that makes me to her or her to me!
I had great fun sorting through the blocks I received picking out the girliest ones!
Now that I am finally reunited with my stash I had the ideal backing fabric - bright pink and flowery, not something I would normally use but perfect for this.
Just in case you are thinking that I am really on top of things I am admitting to this disaster, a stollen that didn't rise!
Unfortunately the stollen wasn't the only disaster in the kitchen this weekend. I dropped my Christmas pudding when taking it out of the steamer (I know it should have been made weeks ago!) and the pudding basin cracked in two! Cue a hasty switch to another bowl, but I will only know on Christmas Day whether it survived the fall or not. I am hoping everyone will be so full of the festive spirit they won't actually notice that the pudding is a rather strange shape :)
Hopefully the next bout of handmade activity will be less disaster prone!
I hope your weekend was productive too.