Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Last day of the year!

Wow - is it really the last day of the year? - it flew by so fast it whistled in my ear!

Christmas (just a week ago) is such a blur - anyone else feel that way?

It is hard to conjure up past images of a fun but utterly exhausting time...we have all had our fill have we not......But...... I do need to post some pictures of our traditional

Gingerbread Extravaganza

First of all:
the making of

(recipe from here...we designed a more Swiss Chalet style - only four sides- much easier)


I love the concentration!


This shot reminds me of this........but there was no smashing this time......hehe!










Next the artwork..
We each had a side of the house to decorate....



Then the unveiling....oh, and we are not big believers in less is more....oh no...more is more!!!











This was the 'Monster House' side....

A great gaping hole (how on earth did that happen?) at the top of the roof needed some angels to protect the home....
It lasted til Christmas day... then slowly but surely was demolished til crumbs. (Quite a bit did make it into the bin...but don't tell the girls)

D1's lovely star she made at school - she and her girlfriend instructed the class on how to make it - clever girl!


Some pictures of an excellent book that I got from hubbie for Christmas...

'Contemporary Quilt Art: An introduction and guide' 2008 by Kate Lenkowsky

A rather serious text on the art of textiles....and like all art, some speak to you more than others, but some of the quilts are absolutely amazing!!!! Here are some of my favourites....






Last but not least.....

This is what Summer School Hols is all about.....


fresh, juicy and really huge mangoes and blueberries with pancakes and ice-cream - in our pajamas!!!




Have a wonderful New Year everyone and I wish the very best crafty blogging goodness to you all - See you in 09!


5 comments:

Louise said...

Gorgeous girls, gorgeous house (definitely understated), gorgeous quilts! I wish you and your family a fantastic New Year and hope you'll be brave enough to come in and say hi at the shop!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your Gingerbread house looks delicious - what a great family activity! Best wishes for 2009!

domoshar said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you and your family the best of health and luck in 2009!
It is 11pm still here and we have some snow.
It is nice to see an ice cream summer new year day with a gorgeous ginger house and talented girls.

Missie Krissie said...

Hi! Just popping in to tell you that you are one of the winners of my giveaway! Yay for you! Pop over to my blog and let me know your details soon? Cheers!

handmaiden said...

happy new year Brownwyn and the gingerbread house looks like a great family job and tradition........loving the aqua on yr home page