Sunday, 4 December 2011

Feeling festive

Hello! I know I've been gone for a while, but I'm still out there!
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at home! We LOVE preparing for Christmas in our home and now that it is December it seems OK to start getting ready! I've been busy indulging in festive activities which all kicked off with my Christmas cake making.

Mmmmmm! The smell of the fruit steaming in sherry was truly wonderful!

Icing the cakes is the fun part! I decided to make one giant cake for us and then lots of small cakes to give away to colleagues.

Don't they look sweet!

My next crafty moment involved making a wreath for our front door. A local church was holding a  'festive florals' workshop.  It was a great experience watching experienced florists work and learning lots of top tips from them whilst slurping down my first mulled wine of the year.  Ah mulled wine, don't you just love it?
All the materials were set out for us including lots of lovely bits to decorate with. I was positively SQUEALING with excitement when I saw all the sparkly bits and bobs!

Not too bad for my first attempt!
It has definitely made me want to attempt more floral projects.  A new year's resolution perhaps?

Right, I'm off to put the lights on the tree.
I hope you're starting to feel festive too!


  1. Wow that's festive. It has made me feel all Christmassy. Glad to see you are back and what a post. You have such a creative flair. Beautiful cakes and fabulous wreath. Sounds like fun in your household getting ready for Christmas.

  2. Wow, what a wonderful Christmas wreath to brighten up your door! Your Christmas cakes look delicious - what a great idea to make little ones for friends.

  3. Thank you for your comments! Although the wreath isn't perfect I still love it! As I walked out of the door to work I stood for a moment and looked at it in its glory before I realised that it was frrrr-eeeee-zing and I hurried into the car!