Archive | December 2012

Christmas Crafts

I’ve managed to grab a few moments this past week to get some Christmas crafts done. Each year I alway try to make my own Christmas wreath with things from my Mum’s garden. Last year I used some corkscrew willow to make the wreath base. The trick is to do it when it is still flexible snd yhen let it dry out into the ring shape. It’s lasted 2 years so far!.

After gathering a load of greenery – mainly ivy as a base, I added some more decrative bits and pieces including some beads and a ribbon.


Last year I used those battery powered LED lights which was great but this year I went for a more natural look and the lights have been added to a vase of corkscrew willow in our fireplace.

The other craft I always try and fit in is pomanders..I think I have the name and spelling right. But it’s the orange and cloves thing! It always gets very sticky but smells lovely! I managed to get 3 done before the little one demanded my attention.


Simple but effective!

The last thing I always try to make is truffles..not had the chance yet, perhaps this weekend?!

Happy Christmas Crafting!


Multi tasking Mummy

To keep my sanity I have learnt how to do the important Mummy thing of multi tasking.

My little (not so little really…he appears to have elongingated during the night and his triusets now look like shorts) is a whole 7 weeks old! So its time to attempt knitting with baby!

I chose a simple pattern from ravelry and chose the next size up…just incase! So far all is going well!


Not a bad start although I think I might run out of wool.

Time for a break..


Hot chocolate for Mummy..


Warm milk for the little one!

Long may my new skill of multi tasking Mummy last!

Christmas time

It’s been busy here at The Burrow with baby and therefore not much crafting, but I see crafting on the horizon as the little one is starting to get into a routine and dare I say it, has even started longer stretches at night where he is only waking once. Exciting times with lots of “touch wood” being whispered!

So in the meantime I thought I would post about christmas on my spangly new phone (lets hope this works!) Christmas to me is all about family ans we are all a close bunch over here. We host our famous family get together 2 weeks before Christmas for both sides of the family. It usually consists of lots of food and games with prizes and this year I think “pass the baby” will feature strongly!

So this get together is next week which meant this weekend was spent decorating the house.


I love these! This year they can sit on a mantle piece!


Sweetie jars…it’s not really Christmas without these.


I’ve had an advent candle ever since I was little, very exciting watching it get smaller and smaller! You can just see my snow globe there too, it really is very pretty and special as it’s a musical one!


A must have for this year!


My Christmas pudding plate! I was pretty pleased with how this one turned out after a trip to Clay Art in Plymouth!


My newly decorated front room looks very cosy this year. I like the bunting over the mirror too, very festive!


The joy of living in a Victorian house is the staircase. Although our hallway is yet to be rennovated I still make an effort with the greenery up the stairway.

So that is Christmas at The Burrow! Now to plan the family get together menu! I always do the pudding side of things 🙂