Monday, 5 December 2011

Christmas doings

I've been making soap, very grateful for all the help, recipes and advice from Lisa here and Suse here.
Some of it has no scent; some of it is rose scented (faintly); and the rest of it is frankincense scented - very festively appropriate!
All my Christmas prezzies this year – as far as I am inspired and able – will be handmade.
The chaps will get a manly hunk of soap each and a bottle of my secret recipe steak rub (ie - I haven't looked one up on the net yet).
The sheilas will each get a more dainty yet still fairly robust hunk of rosy soap and a diary that I have covered and painted. One or two will get a hunk of soap and a bag - which I have yet to do.
Next weekend, my grandson is coming over for the day and the two of us are going to put up the Christmas tree and set to work on a pile of boxes I've been saving for months, to make a box city to go across the living room mantelpiece. With lights in them and everything. So excitement!


Laura Jane said...

OOh!!!! That looks delightful! Great ideas :)

Rattling On said...

Love your box idea. Good luck with all the making, I'm falling behind...all because a jumper I'm knitting had a really hard pattern on the front. So I undid it and wrote my own, hopefully now it'll speed up!

Frogdancer said...

Glad to be of service! It all looks really good.

Mousy Brown said...

Soap is on my increasingly growing "to do" list...maybe next Christmas! Those gifts all sound lovely and I am intrigued by the box house idea - hope we'll get to see it?

Barbara said...

Oh a fabric-covered diary is such a beautiful present!

Anonymous said...

How absolutely gorgeous!!!
I really am looking forward to learning how to do some of these things.

Jennifer said...

The soaps look gorgeous; I'd admire all your doings! I think of you especially as I get out my Christmas CDs and find the ones you sent, set out the coasters you made, and use the snowflake cutters on some sugar cookies. Love and joy, come to you!1

Fairlie said...'ve been busy! Have a lovely Christmas!