18 December 2013

Xmas Celebrations

The year is slowly winding down.  All my xmas shopping (non food items) is done.  Everything I can cook before hand has been done (fruit cake, mince pies, white chocolate xmas rocky road, chocolate apricot balls and cinnamon and ginger nut mix).  I’m not stressing about xmas lunch, it is pretty much all planned in my head and there will only be 7 of us for lunch so no big deal.  I read in the paper that they expect it to be 27 on the big day …. as we have to have a hot lunch (MIL’s rules not mine) I will at least survive the kitchen. 

I’m off to the hairdressers  after work today for the Christmas DO and nails buffed and polished, then off to dinner with the quilting girls before getting up at the crack of dawn for a flight to Melbourne for a work show and a spot of shopping.

I’m heading to Luccello on Friday for a look around and apart from that have no plans for a couple of hours but I am hoping to find a few stocking fillers in my travels.

There was no sewing for the girls this year apart from the buttons that make the closures for these jar surrounds.  The jars are full of homemade goodies and the surrounds were one of the projects form the Artsy Christmas Class I did recently.  The bags have a few different bits and pieces… like a brooch from curly pops shop and one of my favourite summertime T2 teas, a few more goodies that I picked up at a couple of markets that I went to recently.

The labels on the bags I found on Pinterest and they are a free download and are great to label homemade goodies.

I've scheduled this for the time we will be sitting down to tea so the girls get a surprise.


Kate said...

Very pretty gifts. You've managed a lot the last few weeks.

Shay said...

You are so organised ! I havent baked a thing , although my Christmas present shopping is all done.

Love those gifts for the girls.

Enjoy Melbourne (and hope you get some exciting shopping in while you're there !)