Friday, 23 December 2011

Christmas food shopping and finding bargains!

Hello everyone!
So today was the dreaded food shop!  I had booked a delivery for today from Asda but  Mr Cm decided we should cancel it and do our own!  I was dreading all the pushing shoving and general greed and disrespect that goes on each Christmas time.  The bulk buying of bread and milk as the shop will be shut for two whole days!
But I have to say that it was generally calm and Tescos had everything we needed.  i thought it would be manic as we didn't get there till 11am but people were not buying anymore than they usually do on Friday it seemed.  We had long ago decided that we would only spend the same amount on shopping as we do any other fortnight and we pretty much stuck to that, spending just £10 extra due to picking up a little something as a gift and some really very reduced cake mixes.  Which brings me to these:

They were reduced to £2 and have the main ingredients to make a rich fruit cake.  the fruit is pre -soaked in brandy and nearly blows your head off when opening the sealed packet!  I have made mine tonight and its cooking away making the house smell lovely!
Ive bought four packets so i can enjoy them later in the year!  In our house there is only my son and I who eat them so fruit cake lasts a while in a air tight tin!

Well tomorrow we have my brother and children visiting for hot chocolate and treats and then its the top to toe house clean!  Tho the family have been looking forward this all week! lol!  The four of us will be beavering away all day and then will sit down with our tea and watch Merlin.  The perfect day!
Well if we get carried away with the cleaning and I don't get back till after the big day then I hope you all have a very good Christmas.  Just remember 
Happy birthday!
God bless you and yours

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas preparations

Hello Readers!
Well with just under a week till the big day I have been a busy bee here at Crafty-mum towers!
As you know I have been a little poorly this last year and so all my plans for a handmade/homemade Christmas have fallen short of my expectations but never mind.  Over the last few weeks I have been beavering away making some items for our family.  these include:

Cardigans for our Granddaughters

A crochet blanket
Some scarfs made from super chunky yarn

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Ten pairs of these wrist warmers/fingerless gloves in a array of colours!

And I'm still knitting! 

Princess and I have been busy decorating the house and making decorations.  I will post some photos later in the week to show you what we have been up to. 

Just to finish this post I will include a photo of princess all ready to go off to her horse riding lesson
She loves having her lessons and has already progressed into the next class after just a few lessons.  She loves horses and always makes Daddy go a hour early so she can visit each of the 25 horses at the riding school.  Poor Daddy comes home freezing now that the evenings  are getting colder but i think he secretly enjoys it!

I have been inspired by the many and varied blogs I have been reading.  there are some amazing crafters out there.  Peoples creativity is something that still amazes me and I look forward to reading and learning from the amazing crafters out there in 2012.
Bye for now xx

Friday, 2 December 2011

been away again

Hello everybody
Seems once again I seem to have deserted my post here at crafty mum towers. I have been poorly again and my kidneys are misbehaving so I have just returned from a lengthy stay in hospital.
My plans for a handmade,homemade Christmas have gone drastically wrong. Infact im struggling to finish my only homemade gift of a cardigan for my granddaughter. However I am enjoying looking at everyones lovely crafts and praying for my health to be Restored in the following months so I can have a creative spree myself
Love to you all


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