The handmade touches that persist year to year are what make winter most magical.
Custom Hot Chocolate Sign
I’ve finally finished the last of the Christmas projects. This one was a bit of a hangover project that ran into January. It was supposed to be hung with he rest of the Christmas decorations: this one on the kitchen cabinet above where Russell usually makes the hot drinks, but it was pushed out of […]
A Sparkly Christmas Menu
For the past few weeks I have been putting a lot of touches towards making a Christmas experience that I wanted to make extra special. We arranged to host guests for the first time since the pandemic hit, and in a way the extra effort was to make up for the past three years. As […]
Wooden Christmas Kitchen Decoration
The schools have broken up, and my preparations are in full swing, but I wanted to step away from making things for everyone else for a few hours and make something just for me, to make me feel festive whilst I am baking all my Christmas goods. As I had some spare wooden discs left […]
Handmade Santa Suit 2022
A quick project for school Christmas Jumper Day was in order as the Father Christmas jumper I made for Bean in 2020 was too small after two years of very fast growing. After asking what kind of seasonal sweater he was after Bean decided that he really did like being Father Christmas and would like […]
2022 Christmas Cards
Timelapse recording of the making of our 2022 family Christmas cards.
Festive Wooden Tree Decoration
I picked up a very inexpensive crafting blank from Hobbycraft in late November. It isn’t something I would usually go for, and I had no plans for it, but I thought it would be something that I could experiment with painting. I chose a pale green for the basis of the decoration, with a very […]