We have put the christmas tree up this weekend. And what I really loved about it this year was that I didn't have to do it. My 9 year old took charge and he did it very well, all with very minimal fights with his siblings.
It's all about the kids for us, right down to the decorations.
Nothing styled here.
Some stunning egg carton bells....
and who said you can't do anything with finger knitting?!
Do you find when you unpack the decorations something needs fixing/mending/chucking?
Not too bad this year. This tree still needs the bells sewn back on. But if you are a follower of this blog you know how I feel about mending.
One year I unpacked mouldy salt dough creations - not so good.
And there is always a bit of kid's christmas craft going on.
Thought we'd try fabric painting . Thought it would be fun. Thought the kids would be happy.
Wrong Wrong Wrong.
If only I could show you the photo of my angelic 6 year old daughter giving me the bird . And that was basically the mood of the day. It was a real test of my sanity. And I'm not sure of the results....
And not to stop there. I put one in the washing machine and obviously didn't iron it for long enough as some of the paint washed out.. Can anyone tell me - can I put them in the dryer to heat set?
So here's(raising eggnog glass) to blogging and christmas!!!