Here is the finished advent calendar I previously posted about. I added pieces of magnet onto the back of them cut from a long strip bought from a craft shop and then I put chocolate coins inside.
And here is my beloved dresser. It isn't quite as Christmassy as other years but I liked the colour theme taking place. This is by my front door so is a nice welcome to the home.
Yet what would the holidays be without trips out to places like the theatre for PANTO!
Fiona got a puppet show as one of her presents that she had to colour and assemble herself. They were from Oxfam and a great buy. They advise that they're suitable for approx 7 year olds but she is 5 and Lydia is 3 and they both have had great fun with it. After having visited the pantomine, Fiona had lots of ideas for the performance. Her audience consisted of the school bear which she was honoured with hosting for the holidays although her Nanny, Grandad, Aunt and Uncle were also treated to a special performance. She had some help from her younger sibling too.
Some of the pre-Christmas crafts which have occupied my hands and time included making 12 meters of bunting for Fiona's School Christmas Fair, Stockings for friend's children, and nativity costumes for our Church children.
These lovely tags were made by my clever sister-in-law and will be kept for years to come (perhaps sewn onto their own stockings).