|Just a few of the squares I have completed as you can see I have many more to go|
A break from the crafting is no bad thing especially not for Christmas which I love. No I honestly do love it. I love buying presents. I love wrapping them. I love making the cake the pudding, the mincemeat, the truffles and all the other bits and pieces.I love it all. I know I hear the old grumpy sods going on about the commercialisation of Christmas and the long queues and the cost etc but I'm sorry I am not one of those and honestly they are wrong so wrong. Christmas need not cost a fortune and it can be great fun. I start early I make marmalade, jams, chutneys, truffles etc together with numerous other bits and pieces throughout the year all of which make great gifts and everyone appreciates. I am not just saying that because I get requests for repeats of things such as jam or chutney etc, plus people make requests that I make things for their friends too. Last year it was bunting, boy was that a laugh. Perhaps it's a story for another time.
Just some of the stuff. Great hey!
Anyway now the New Year has begun the craft boxes come out again and chaos can ensue.Despite wanting to get straight down to some scrapbooking the marmalade making has to take presidence. I'll tell you how that goes next time.
|The ingredients ready for the off|