Friday, December 30, 2011

December Thirty

December was very busy, so here's a quick update. 

We made chutney for the first time! Just tomato, from a good friends recipe (and excellent advice). Yum!

I finished the Christmas dress! On Christmas eve I was up past midnight hemming it. 
Nick's Grandma gave me a gift voucher for the mall so I picked this bright fruit sun dress.
It's got oranges and limes on it!

And another wonderful surprise was the package from Molly, all the way from Chicago! 
I won this cute pattern and a lovely pleated skirt. I love it! Thanks Molly :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

December Sixteen

We went to visit friends and see the amazing Guitar Wolf in Hamilton, so the next day we stopped by my favourite op shops and picked up some bargains! We'll I'm sure Nick didn't think so, but he let me buy these few pieces anyway.  I'll make the romper pattern for Coco I thinks. I'm sure the tennis gear is going to come in handy one of these days and I think this tray is amazing! Lock'n'Loll!

December Seventeen

On the 17th we held our annual Xmas Party! I had been dreaming of something outdoors, but the forecast was for rain. Rats. Instead we set everything up inside. A big long table, flowers from the garden and some candles. We had a bucket of chicken and a bunch of salads, as wells as delicious deserts. The boys and some girls played cricket in the garden. Nothing better than spending time with friends at Christmas time!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December Eight

I got some fabric at Spotlight to make a dress for Christmas. It's got cats and dogs on it too! 
I'm planning on drafting it myself. Better get cracking