Monthly Archives: December 2011

Pebble animals

We went to one of our favourite pebble beaches to walk the dog and collect pebbles to decorate for Christmas presents. The children each drew a picture of their idea before we set out and then collected the pebbles to … Continue reading

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Messing around on the river

After a morning indoors whilst the frost cleared, the afternoon turned bright and calm and proved ideal rowing conditions. It took a few minutes for my hands to warm up but once I got going I was toasty warm in … Continue reading

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Dark satanic mills – wood and copper candelabra

This is cut from a piece of oak that I salvaged from the river bank for firewood. It was only when I was cutting through it that I realised what a beautiful piece of wood it was. The copper is … Continue reading

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Wooden ipad stand

One ipad stand for my brother-in-law and one for me. I’d seen ipad stands on etsy and the like (some for silly money) and as I was filling up the log basket I found a nice smooth piece of ash. Cutting it … Continue reading

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Mince Pies

We didn’t make our own pastry for this but we did use the homemade mincemeat from Nana for the filling. They taste delicious and you can pick out the individual flavours of the orange and lemon peel . 

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TP Roll Monster

We’ve made owls, dogs and now a monster from toilet rolls. Easy to do, just fold down the top to make ears and then colour.

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Paper snowflakes

We had a lot of fun cutting out these snowflakes and then hanging them from our noses. They found cutting the folded paper a bit tricky but got the hang of the idea quickly. Great fun and easy to do. … Continue reading

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