Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Woyww #133 no sew curtains

Hurray.  I have a house.  I have a table (not a craft table yet but a table all the same!).

This is my workdesk this cold Wednesday:-

Gingerbread ready to be cut, made into a gingerbread house (I do one every year, usually with the help of friends but this year I have Moo and the children, ahhhh they will have to do). I had a bit of trouble with this as I don't have my scales yet or my recipe box.  I used a recipe from the net and converted the ingredients into cups.  It din't quite work out how I wanted but you never know, with some copious amounts of icing and chocolate, I might just get away with it.

Icing sugar, chocolate buttons with sprinkles, toffee chips, choc chips, Christmas coloured smarties and a big slab of butter will all help to make house look splendid.

A bowl, wooden spoons and some cups will help make the icing.

Then there is a big pile of two different materials.  These are to make curtains for the boys new bedrooms.  With the help of some Stitch Witchery (that's not my new name for Moo either) and my temporary sewing kit and my mum Moo, I think we can make something that will cover their windows sufficiently.

There is also a sneaky bottle of Corona which I will drink when I can work out how to open it without a bottle opener and a cup of tea in my new mug.

So that's my workdesk this Wednesday.  Sorry if I haven't visited as many of you as I normally would but what  with moving house, country and settling the boys in at school there hasn't been as much time as I would have liked for blogging.  New years resolution : comment more.

For more desks see here

Thanks again to Brenda of for linking me.  Not much longer Brenda, I may have my computer up and running before the New Year.


Annie said...

Yum yum. Hope we get to see the finished gingerbread house when it's finished.
Festive hugs,
A x

Anonymous said...

I've had a catch up of posts on your other blog and I'm so happy you're in your own home. Christmas is going to be a bit different this year, but at least you're all together and are happy and healthy, this is the stuff memories are made of! I love that you're still making your Gingerbread House and like you say, it'll be brilliant no matter what happens! Just slather it in chocolate and icing and it'll be perfect!

Brenda 71 (you're 72)

sandee said...

Congrats on the new house and good luck on the curtains! Merry Christmas from North Carolina!

505whimsygirl said...

Haa. I had to go back and look for the bottle of Corona. Depending on the handles in your kitchen, you might be able to use one of those to open up that thing!

How long do gingerbread houses last for? And do you eat it? Just wonderin'. You'll have to post a photo once you're done.

Happy WOYWW #82

Helen said...

Glad to hear you are getting settled, and good luck with the gingerbread house! Happy Christmas.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Being in your house will be the best present of all this year. You'll have a fab time even without all your familiar stuff around you.
Hope you do have a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for 2012!
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Twiglet said...

Glad you are in your own home - good luck with the curtains. Just watching Nigel Slater as I catch up with my WOYWW hop. Glass of wine on my table. Parcels wrapped and tree trimmed. Happy Christmas. x Jo

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I had to take another peek to find the bottle of Corona. Yeah, I think that is a must have holiday desk accessory! I hope you can find an opener and good luck with the gingerbread house.

Sarah said...

Sounds like all the right cosy things are happening - enjoy the holiday in your new surroundings! Thanks for sharing in such a busy week! Hope you have a very festive and wonderfully merry time - see you in 2012! Sarah at 11.

May said...

Gingerbread house yummy! congrats on your new home, Merry Christmas, Hugs May x x x x x x

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh glad things are starting to get there for you hun, a new table, or old table, but If I recall correctly, not the one you had to make do with,
the house will be fine, its the doing thats important, says she who bought her kit yesterday from Costco lol
Happy belated WOYWW and if I dont pop back before, Merry Christmas,
Lou #34

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow, you've been busy! Moving and the Holiday Season upon must be exhausted! I'm quite interested in your desk with that gingerbread....hmmm, I wanna eat it! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas with family and friends and All The Best for a Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year! Thank you for your comments over the last year, I'm so happy you took the time from your busy schedule to visit - Thank You!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Hello! I'm dropping by to greet you and your loved ones a joyful and blessed Christmas season! Your gingerbread house sounds yummy!
Thanks for sharing your life and projects with us in your blog!
peggy aplSEEDS

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012! :)

Julia Dunnit said...

You shouldn't worry about comments! I think the fabrics you've found for the boys rooms is great, bet they'll love them. It sounds trite, but this time next year, in a link of an eye,you'll be telling us about the friends who made the gingerbread house with are embedding, it takes time. Wishing you a happy Christmas and a really successful new year.