Last week Celestine decorated her tree. I made all the little baubles by covering bead in pva glue and them coating them in glitter. Then I glued a bit of wire onto each bead so that they could be attached to the tree. It worked well and the fairy lights set the whole thing off nicely. The star at the top is a bit of an anticlimax but I ran out of time to make anything else. Ideally I would have made a miniature angel to go on the top. Maybe next year!
We also made a gingerbread house last week which was fun. Well, we decorated it at least. My friend Nicola came round with a kit where all the bits were already cut out and baked so we only had to assemble it. I am a fan of making things from scratch but I've made a gingerbread house from scratch before and it took literally hours! If you're juts doing it as a fun evening activity with a friend then I think getting the ready-to-assemble kits are the way to go!
This weekend Henry and I went up to Nottingham and Derby to see his parents. We had a mini Christmas celebration with his mum and also with his dad and grandmother. So that was two big Christmas dinners in two days with presents and crackers and everything. It was extremely festive! I got a beautiful sparkly charm bracelet from his mum and some chocolate truffles and spotted ladybird fleece suit from his dad and gran among other things. We listened to Christmas music and ate mince pies and watched Christmas things on the television. It felt like actual Christmas day! It was nice especially because Henry and I are going to be apart on the 25th.
I brought up some of my sparkly fairies for Henry's mum's tree as you can see below. I like the way the light shines through the wings.
Now I'm back home and I have a week of work ahead of me! I am hoping to fit in at least a few festive things though...
What Christmassy things have you been doing this weekend?