I really hope that this challenge helped you to make more of your Christmas presents. Bridge told me that she made covered diaries and fruit cakes as gifts and that preciously she really didn't have the confidence to give things she had made herself. Well, this is music to my ears!
I hope we have all gathered ideas for next year. I am formulating a list. Also planning on learning new things which just makes it twice as much fun!
Due to the week I am behind on replies and writing but I am still planning Fridays post then we will see! BUT I have big plans for 2017!
Firstly I want to show you a diary from Bridge which I can do as she sent me one!
I love it! I know I will be using it every day next year! Thank you Bridge!
Then something lovely from Mel C. She made me Bluebirds for my tree!
Thank you Mel! I love them!
Janine has been making Gingerbread houses with her eleven year old daughter...
Plus baking up a storm...
And sewing aprons which she has made for kitchen towels.
Thank you Janine for sending me photos and telling me what you have been doing.
It reminded me of when the girls were home and the giant baking sessions we would have and the gingerbread we decorated. Some years we made gingerbread and make them look like certain people. It was hilarious as people recognised themselves which they then ate!
My presents are wrapped, my cupboard depleted and my year of making things really paid off. I combined things I made with bargains I found along the way, using up things I had and it has turned out really well.
We are not stressing about the cost of presents and Christmas certainly isn't giving us debts or burdens, instead it is all joy. I have had enough for charity, neighbours and a few gifts just because.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Show and Tell and sent in photos, stories, recipes and to everyone who encouraged them. I hope you have all enjoyed wrapping and giving your gifts!
I hope too that all of this made Christmas more wonderful for you.
There is still time for last minute making... I had a baking day yesterday and some more cooking today. But other than that I am done! We are having a mini Christmas dinner here tonight and I am making a pavlova and my sourdough into a focaccia for the bread.
I will see you on Friday for a wrap up of the week! xxxx