Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Do you want to build a snowman.

I did!
Good afternoon and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.
Where has the last couple of weeks gone?
Today was the day to get back to normal, boys back to school, hubby away with work and me back to work too.

Did you have a good Christmas and New Year?
I hadn't planned on not blogging but with the children and hubby off work and so many other things to do I'm afraid my crafting has had to take a back seat.
You know what it is like at this time of year, socialising with close friends/family!
A good time was had by all and the batteries have been recharged.
Time now to get back into the usual routine.

Before Christmas we had a "wear a Christmas jumper to work" and I couldn't find mine....so the evening before I got an old long sleeved black t shirt and decided to build a snowman.
(I now have the song from Frozen wandering around in my head!)
I did mean to get a photo of the shirt whilst wearing it but it was dark, the lighting is not great at this time of year is it?
Hopefully you will get the idea from this photo.

I used felt and my circular dies to create the body of the snowman and then made the scarf and hat to match.  He was embellished with dress-it up buttons and a couple of mini brooms (I can't remember where I got them).  
The jumper did the job and it saved me from going out and getting a new one especially when we were so busy before Christmas.

I also promised my youngest boy that we would make a gingerbread house at some point over the holiday.  I bought the cutters from Lakeland plastic as it has become a regular make here but I usually buy the boys the kits.  This year we've braved the "doing it from scratch!"
We actually only got around to baking the house yesterday, it was still in the Christmas holidays, just!
Tonight once I've picked my other son up, walked the dog and put the tea on, my youngest with a little help from mum will be decorating it or as I like to call it, icing it whilst eating all the sweeties.
This is what we have to work with.

The recipe came with the cutters, the reason it looks dark is that it was photographed when dark outside but also we used treacle not golden syrup.  The recipe said to use either Black treacle or Golden syrup.  The biscuit is lovely but I sometimes think kids prefer the sweetness of Golden syrup.

Time for me to go and pick my other boy up.
I'll be back later to see what crafty things you've been up to over the festive season.


Juls said...

Very creative .. Loving it xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Love the snowman you created, and what a brill idea, and it saved you money too.
I do think buying these items to wear a bit of waste of money as you can only wear them for a short period.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happy New Year, love the snowman

Barb said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Erika. What a clever idea. You snowman looks super. Barbxx

Carol said...

Love your t-shirt makeover Erika...very creative. The next photo is obviously the calm before the snowstorm! Carol x