For December in our house it is not just about Christmas but birthdays too!
I realised recently I hadn’t shared any of the birthday or Christmas makes. Some of which left the house before I could take a snap! The ones I have snapped please excuse the poor photography! I am not going to go into long details about the process as this post is long enough! If you would like to know more leave me a message in the comments and I will reply. All products are listed in below.
On the 2nd Ms S turned 19
On the 3rd Ms A was 14 – Little Miss had a party with about 25 like minded teenagers. I inlisted all my kiddos and their partners for extra supervision. Of course hubby was out that night!
On 7th it was Ms E’s and she was 23! For those who are doing the math in 2 years time it is going to be big – the girls will be 25, 21 and 16 within 5 days of each other.
and to round out the December birthdays Mr M’s girlfriend was 21 on 15th. We celebrated with 21 desserts!
Not sure about the deer being a horse but Mr M was happy.
Her gift which she was very surprised I had kept a secret. I worked on this from around cup day (early November) right up until the night before her party. It even had to go to the last book club gathering otherwise it would not have been finished.
A disappearing nine patch. Measurements are around 215 cm x 165 cm (I forgot to measure before I wrapped it!).
Now for a few Christmas makes
These are silver foil cardstock which no matter how I photographed they looked black.
and some sewing
a dinosaur for a work colleage of hubby’s
and some little pinafore dresses
To round out December Ms S went to NASA and silicon valley in Houston and San Fransico for 2 weeks. She had an amazing trip all made possible by her end of year grades in Year 12 last year. Her score made her eligible for a particular programme which after the interview process got her onto the team to go to NASA. Out of the 20 people her team of 4 won the best team and Ms S won the individual award.
This is a promotional pic taken at Scienceworks in Victoria before they left.
last night whilst Ms E and Ms A were at carols rehersals and Ms S and her boyfriend were looking at Christmas lights, Mr M and his girlfriend helped with decorating 4 Gingerbread houses.
Now I must get on as I have 22 people for lunch tomorrow. I hope you have all made the “nice” list and get some goodies tomorrow.
Merry Christmas and all the best for the coming New Year.
Thank you for your visits during 2018 I appreciate your effort.
Until next time
9 thoughts on “Merry Christmas and December catch up…”
Not only is Ms S bright but she is an obvious leader and downright lovely person to get the individual award. You must be very proud of her. Congratulations. Lovely quilt. Love the cards too but the dinosaur is soooo cute. Your gingerbread houses are fabulous and so festive. Not a tradition we follow although the kiddos in Canberra with a German heritage do one each year. I think Jack eats all the lollies before they go on the icing though……..
Yes Susan quite proud and more so when the facaulty staff member on the trip wants to know why as the youngest on the team she is the one he would most like his son to be like when he grows up!
Forgot to say Merry Christmas! Enjoy your lunch with 22 – we are going to a friend this year for lunch so easy-peasy for me!
Enjoy! Yes rather small this year and only 5 for dinner.
Such a busy and productive house you manage Vikki! Blessings to you all for Christmas and for a wonderfully happy, safe and equally productive new year!
Thanks Ann. Hope you had a great Christmas
My you have been VERY busy! Thanks so much for taking the time to share all these with us and with 22 for dinner things sound like you are up for a fun day tomorrow. Merry Christmas to you and your family and some Crafty hugs thrown in for good measure too my friend x
Thanks Therese. We did have a lovely day hope you did to.
Wow, I love those cards. The gingerbread houses are stunning 😍 happy birthday celebration time, I don’t envy you with the house full of teenagers for the party!