Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful...

Well, it's ok today, but it was dreadful on Saturday, when I took my boys to the Brighton Christmas Boutique Market. There was lots of shabby chic-y things there, but the boys' favourite (and mine) was Jilted Dog Art's stall (, selling limited edition prints, cards and calendars by local Brighton artist Paul Griffiths.

I could have very easily come home with a couple of prints (if there had been any money in the bank!) At home we made the Christmas tree. For the second year running we decided to make a totally sustainable, eco-friendly tree from some old bamboo canes we had knocking around the garden. Some judicious use of wire to tie the canes together in a rough wigwam formation, and we have lots of twigs to hang baubles off.

These baubles were picked up for pennies second hand, and jazzed up with a little paint and glitter.

And the tree looks great, with our upcycled baubles, and these rather lovely felt birds, made by pupils at my sons' school and sold at their Christmas Fair.

Tomorrow, I shall be showing you how to make one of these wonderful origami Santas!

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