During a quick trip to the local park this morning we - er - "borrow" some holly, leylandii and ivy.
Using a potato as a base (instead of florist's foam) the potato is wrapped in foil. The kids use a barbecue skewer to make holes before poking in the greenery.
Some garden wire and bows made of leftover ribbon give it a more professional look.
While scrabbling around in the loft I re-discovered some rag-rugging attempts.
This week the kids have started their own rag rugs. These will probably end up in the loft after Christmas, but perhaps one day they'll be finished.
In the afternoon the kids decide to decorate small hessian onion bags with felt and ribbon shapes to make Christmas 'stockings'.
And yesterday we celebrated ds1's 14th birthday. No photos allowed on here (by his request. Where did my little boy go? ;)
In the past week or two...
Dd decides to make a cat tile to go with our others that reappeared during our pre-Christmas tidy up.
We sow cress, mustard, broccoli and alfalfa sprouting.
The Christmas tree gets decorated
Ds1 makes this year's Christmas cake. Now marzipanned, but still to be iced.
The kids open some discounted body parts (models)
Intestine-man causes some problems, but eventually we jam in all his internal organs and shut them in with his ribs. (No doubt at some time in the near future his ribs will give way and fire his guts across the room).
And at the beginning of December, a Christmas fencing team competition