I hope everyone is having a brilliant start to 2010 – I know we are! I started my recreation leave from the day job a few days ago and don’t return until February. This year I am trying to be more organised and have already re-arranged most of the cupboards in our home; purchased and covered the school books; and bought the school uniforms etc. Now I can relax and enjoy the next three weeks before the craziness starts again (at least the kids will be at the same school this year!). I am trying to get more balance in my life this year (i.e. spend more time away from the computer) and have rediscovered my love of reading. You might find me around a little less – but don’t worry, Sarah and I still have plenty of plans for A Spoonful of Sugar this year, including more tutorials etc.
Thanks for all the lovely comments and feedback on our pre–christmas posts. For those that asked, I will be doing a tutorial for the little handbag ornaments later in the year in plenty of time for next Christmas. We will also be sharing some tips on how to make your own chocolate bouquet before Valentines Day!
When I packed away all the Christmas decorations last week, I really missed the cheerful red and white palette in my living room. My solution? I started a red and white string quilt using the fabric I had set aside for the Joseph’s Coat Quilt-A-Long. I have a feeling that my appliqued blocks will become cushions to match the string quilt instead. I am not the only one working on a string quilt this week!
We celebrated Sarah’s 13th birthday earlier this week – it is hard to believe that my “baby” is now a teenager – and such a delightful one at that! I love to make my family special cakes to celebrate their birthday. The cake plate belonged to my Grandmother and was always used for birthday cakes when I was a child. The cake knife was first used to cut our wedding cake nearly 20 years ago. I really love all the family traditions – makes occasions more special:)
Sarah and I bought some ready made icing and armed with some cake decorating books and small cutters, have been making up some sugar flowers to using in our baking. We would like to attend a class this year to improve our technique.
We won’t be around for the next couple of weeks as we relax and enjoy the holidays. Check back in late January – we have a special giveaway planned to celebrate 2 years of blogging and nearly 200 posts.
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