Then, just because, I decided to make ornaments for my Mama. These were even easier than the snowmen and I think they look so pretty and wintery. I kept a few
I found the instructions here. I think the model magic stuff gets a better consistency after you've rolled it out and squished it a few times. I was kind of surprised how light they were once dried...they can look so heavy and pottery-like in pictures. But this way they will never break, right? Also I put super glue in the bow because ribbon is slippery, and also because I like to super glue things.
Months and months ago, I had an idea for a present for Drewbles--fish biscuits like the ones on LOST! I thought maybe you could buy them somewhere, and perhaps one day Harry & David will corner the market on fish biscuits. But for now, one must make one's own. Luckily I found these great instructions, and they turned out just right! Well, aside from me breaking half of the first batch (oops). Oh, and aside from misreading "quarter" as "half" a bottle food coloring (oops). Here's the process, in pictures:
Also this happened once:
Oh that sneaky Dharha Initiative. Dharma doesn't even look like a word anymore.
This has nothing to do with Christmas, but I made this today!
I'm so proud, mostly because it turned out so far beyond any of my expectations. Can I eat turkey every day? Or rather, can I eat this turkey every day? I had a goal for the last two years to roast a chicken--I think this covers it. And just for reference's sake, I basically adapted this recipe for a turkey (ie, lots more lemons) and followed these instructions (I skipped putting liquid in the pan, and it definitely didn't need any). Perfecto!
This last Christmas crafty is not mine at all, but something Santa gave me (how did he get hold of it??? It's a Christmas miracle!). Drewbles did the sketch during our weeks in London to document some of the highlights as time went on, and then one of Santa's elves colored it, printed it and framed it for me. Is it not charming?
It will go perfectly with our London-themed living room decor
Well, I think that was enough craftiness for one Christmas. Of course, this is not including the Christmas baking I decided to do in a weekend instead of over the whole month, like rational people. Who knows what craftiness is in store for next year!