Thursday, December 16, 2010

A quick catch up....

This week has been busy. REALLY busy. I am also having an issue with my USB card reader where it won't let me look at any photos on my SD card unless I reboot my laptop. Yes, it is as annoying as it sounds and has meant that I haven't wanted to blog so much.

But here I am now, ready to catch you up on what I've been doing this week.

On Sunday I harvested some onions and some snow peas from our garden:

Matty thought the onions looked like baby quails. I didn't have the heart to tell him that you don't grow quails in vegetable gardens ;)

I also did a bit of crocheting, only to find out that I still have tension issues (you think I'd learn that tension issues are NOT going to fix themselves as you go on):

On the upside, I am now happy with the colours...although this photo really doesn't do them justice:

I worked on making some Christmas presents:

and finished making my Christmas Cards:

along with some matching Gift Tags:

I did the Christmas Baking:

and decorated the gingerbread people before packing them all up ready to go to my mum's for Christmas:

I made a few of my dearest friends (who have bothered to take time out of their busy lives to come and visit often) some gingerbread houses:

and for those friends with kids, I made them a gingerbread house kit so they could put it together as a family:

As well as all that, the Christmas quilt was returned to me just about completed.... but I think that deserves it's own post.

I'll be back later on to share some more goodness!


  1. Just wanted to let you know that I used your gingerbread recipe last year and it was such a success I will be using it again this year, so thankyou .I love the houses but all the kits I see are quite big I would like to be able to make a few smaller houses to give away as gifts, but have yet to find a suitable one. Yours look great by the way . Great job.

  2. Thanks so much for letting me know about the cookie cutters , I have just ordered a set and hopefully I will get them by chrissy . Mx

  3. Oh my god Michelle......where do you find the the time to do all this stuff! I'm very jealous. I might have to start visiting you often so I get a gingerbread house as cool as that! :)
    Sally Poulton

  4. Sorry to be a pain ...but what did you use for the base of the house. Is that gingerbread too or will I need a cake board or something else. Michelle

  5. The gingerbread houses are so cute! You're so clever (and patient). Aunty T.

  6. As one of the privileged friends to receive a gingerbread house two years in a row, I can attest to the fact that they taste as good as they look! And the detail on the house is almost like a painting- there is so much to marvel at!


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