I haven't got my head around 2012 yet, we have a 5th Birthday to celebrate soon so I've launched into some present making for that.
More to come!
I want it to be memorable without it costing a fortune or being too organised. I'm planning a few fun things for the kids to do but with time just to hang out and play rather than lots of party games.
We've been having a holiday at home, walking a few local tracks, biking and camping - with a little time for crafting and baking too.
Old pin cushion
New Pin cushion ( it was a kit I was given for my birthday in 2010 that I finally made)
and then I got pin cushion inspiration and made this
I had intended to use it myself but instead have put it away for ?? a birthday gift (as it will probably be "borrowed" from my sewing table anyway).
Today we made painted biscuits. I usually make these for xmas but time ran out so why not new year biscuits. We used a plain vanilla dough for the biscuit (cookie in other parts of the world) and natural food colourings mixed with egg yolk that you paint on before baking.
We used to make these as kids and I still love painting them - much easier for small kids than icing them.
Voilà - baked and ready to eat