Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Makings


This year I decided to tackle a few cookies. I had made a shortbread version and we ate them all.
This chocolate one was featured in the Coles Christmas cooking brochure and it looked very good and I had most of the ingredients on hand. Even hubby got into the action and was helping to cut out shapes. They came out rather nice but not as chocolatey as I would have liked. I will have to track down a better recipe next year. I did like that it was a white chocolate icing too.



Some nights I get to sit at my sewing table while they're all asleep and I fiddle around.
I decided to iron up the hem and do some hand-sewing (which I dislike). But that meant that this Oliver + S
blouse got made-up and finished in time for Christmas mass. It's really cute but man, there's a lot of buttons at the back. I would have prefered a zipped version.


The children got into the decorations and the tree is a mess but what-evs.
Here is the littlest adorning decorations fashioned by his sister from a headband. I had worn it across my neck which was rather fetching if I must say. Lol.

These simple cushions (there's one camouflaged in the back) were made up from some Ikea pillowcases I hardly use. I love love love the floral print and it has a really soft cotton feel. A very quick project because I lopped off one end of the pillowcase and sewed in an invisible zipper late at night. I will have to post more about invisible zips because I became much more of an expert this time around and I have some things I learned to share.

Anyway, have a very Merry Christmas and thankyou so much for stopping by. Please be safe these holidays and may you be blessed this wonderful season.

1 comment:

  1. What a busy lead up to Christmas Kim! Good on you for including so any handmade/homemade goodies.

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