Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 is here! Happy New Year!

I hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas season and saw in the New Year in style! We celebrated Christmas with our lovely families and saw the New Year in with some awesome friends and bucket loads of rain! We also celebrated our youngest son's 2nd birthday a couple of weeks ago which included a trip to the zoo.

I love this pic of our son and his cousin, they are looking through the glass of the enclosure to spot the Meerkats.

This is the cake we had at the zoo, a "bear" to tie in with going to the zoo.

And the cake for his actual birthday at home. I made both cakes, once with vanilla cake mix and the other with butter cake mix, yummo!

For my Christmas craft, I ended up making two Christmas trees, in time for the celebrations. I purchased the fabric from my local spotlight. The bases of the trees are filled with rice to help keep them stable and I also used a cardboard roll from a cling film box for the tree trunk for extra stability (cut it in half and used half in each tree). The stars on the top of each tree were purchased from a lovely local wooden toy shop called Great Western Wooden Toys. My youngest son (2yo) claimed one as his and the other one was used as part of the table centre piece for our Christmas day lunch. I was going to sew on some small beads onto the second tree for decorations but didn't get around to it.

I completed the "Merry Christmas sign" using acrylic paint for the backboard and different Christmas themed scrapping paper for the letters. The materials were from Kaiser Craft, except some of the scrapping paper, and the paint which was from Lincraft.

I also helped my eldest son (5yo) to paint a Santa in a sleigh and a reindeer, which turned out great and took pride of place on top of our tv unit.

Now onto new creations for the New Year!

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