I know you're going to say "does she ever stop" when I tell you that we've been making Christmas cards the last few evenings. But I do enjoy crafting guys and I love making cards each year. This year I seem to have more time on my hands because Amber, bless her has already made the Christmas cake:
and a trillion jars of mincemeat too. So that's a huge job out of the way and, bless her even more she spent a sick day off school last week going through various cooking magazines and books and she's planned the menu for the festive season. We have godparents coming up on 16th and she's planned what we'll cook and she's done Christmas Eve, Day and Boxing Day too. Mind you I am going to put on about two stone with all the things she wants to have.
So food lists and whatnot over we sat and made some cards which I finished off this morning:
as usual I'm using old Christmas stamps:
but I've made the cards more elaborate this year (last year's are here). Amber has actually made some to sell if anyone is interested. I thought I might take them down to one of the shops in town and see if they wanted any.
Looking at the mountain of stamps I seem to have acculmulated I thought it might be nice to share a few so with that in mind I rushed around and put together this:
a jar of mincemeat (with a recipe for mince pies of course); some dried orange slices, a handful of old stamps and a Christmas card. Here's a close up of the card and stamps:
If you'd like this little lot just leave a comment at the end of this post and I'll send it off to you on Monday morning so's you can get it in time to make some pies and cards.
I'm away this weekend visiting parents on Saturday and on Sunday the highlight of our week has to be a trip to the theatre to see The Nutcracker Ballet. I've been waiting until the children were old enough for this and finally it's come. I am so excited and we're going to make a day of it in Brum because there's a German Market in the City that weekend. Ooh I hope they have lots of Lebkuchen there.
PS Email me if you're interested in buying Amber's cards. They are basically like mine and are £1.50 or $3 each plus p&p. I'll can send you some pics of the different sorts. Here are a couple though:
Excuse the bad pics in this post today but - guess what - it's bucketing outside and nice and dark inside. If it weren't Christmastime I'd be mighty depressed about the weather ....................