Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

This tree I saw on Pinterest. I liked it, so I made it. Matches great with my outdoor Christmas decor.

Just a tip if you want to make this tree yourself.  right after I posted this tree, I went to the blog of the maker to thank her for sharing this idea and saw I could have used fonts that you could have been tranfered to the wood. Would have saved me so much time as I had seen this before I started. Mine is all hand lettering.

Hand Decoration

This week both my daughters have their yearly Christmas Diner at school. It always is a big happening for them, although it only lasts an hour. The classroom is decorated with a tree and lots of lights, the tables are put together and beautifully set and Christmas songs are playing. All kids have to bring something to eat, so a couple of weeks before Christmas Diner will take place we look for some nice treat to make. This year my oldest wants Christmas Tree Cupcakes and my youngest wants little ciabattas with mozzarella, tomato and pesto (I will show them bot later this week). 
Another issue is the clothes they will wear. My oldest daughter has the age she wants to shop with her friends, so this year she went looking for a Christmas dress without me for the first time (you have to let your kids go, I know, but it's with pain in my heart; shopping for the Christmas dress was something to look forward to).  My yoiungest has a dress with short sleeves and she wanted me to make this…

A Hug in a Mug

My daughter has got some handlettering books from Sinterklaas and while I was cleaning her room I flipped through a couple of pages. I was immediately inspired and made this mug. It's a gift to myself, because a good cup of coffee can really feel like a hug in a mug, am I right?

3D Star

Now that Sint Maarten deliverd lots of candies and sweets and Sinterklaas has brought his presents and is off to Spain again until next year, it's time for the next holiday: Christmas. This weekend I will set up the Christmas Tree with my daughters. We also have a 'Carols from Scrap' saturday, when there are two choirs formed, one for children and one for adults, that will practice carols for the whole day. At the end of the day both choirs will peform at church. Very good way to get in the mood for Christmas. 
I started to make some Christmas Decorations this week. 
From gold colored straws I made this star:

I got this idea from Etsy, where you also can buy complete kits to make these so called Himmeli's yourself

Christmas Decoration

A while ago I saw this pattern. Simple and fast to make, but cute. So I made it. 

I found this pattern here


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