Arrggghh…..! I have fallen so far behind schedule…I’ll do my best to catch up!!
Last year I made a felt gingerbread man and then sewed it onto a t-shirt for my baby. To re-use it this year, I cut the old t-shirt and machine sewed it on to a new t-shirt, for my (now) toddler to wear this year.
There is nothing cuter than little tiny footprints.
I took the opportunity while my toddler was occupied in the high chair to stamp a couple of footprints and turned them into Christmas tags to put on presents.
This is my favourite brownie recipe. It turns out fudgey and delicious every time, and you can add different flavourings as you like.
(Refer to my Zombie brownies post for the recipe). I omitted the cherries and added some cinnamon.
For the reindeers you will need: pretzels, mini M and M’s, and larger M and M’s or another red lolly, e.g. Jaffas. I used a little melted chocolate to stick everything together.
A cute little idea I saw on good ol’ Pinterest. I did a Google image search for the labels, and printed them on card. Then Maltesers and Jaffas make the ‘noses’.
Wrapping theme for this year is gold, red, white, mint, and…..polka dots!!! Yay!
White wrapping paper from a locale newsagent. Mint wrapping paper from target. Tags made from tissue boxes (see my previous post), and ribbon from the supermarket and also some from my junk drawer….I mean ribbon drawer…
I’m justifying this as a double header because technically it is two bow ties, a toddler one and an adult one (for father and son to wear on Christmas Day)
(Note: I still need to take a photo of the finished product, with elastic and being worn by the boys).
Start with a rectangle of fabric (I wanted to make mine comically large, so that it was a funny Christmas accessory).
Fold in half with right sides together, and sew together, but leave the ends open.
The flatten with seam in the middle.
Cut out a piece of calico (or other stiff fabric), and pin onto the bow tie (still with right sides together, and leave one end open).
Once sewn, turn right sides out. Then neaten up the open end and fold in as necessary then top sew both ends.
Now cut another small rectangle, fold in half and ses, then wrap it around the middle of the bow tie.
Hand sew some elastic to the back of the bow tie.
A yummy little treat for toddlers, and big kids alike. To make it healthier I guess you could leave out the chocolate….
2 ripe bananas
1 cup of oats
about 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
chocolate chips (to taste)
Mix all the ingredients together and roll into little balls.
Then bake at 180 degrees for about 10-15 mins.