Festivities, creativeness, baking and stress!!!

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November 13, 2012 by handmadebyfi

Hi

There has been quite a lot going on at Handmade by Fi since I last blogged.  I’ve had the usual craft fairs and day to day website malarkey, the necessary mummy work, lots of crafting and now the challenge of moving house with a toddler in tow!!

We’re moving house soon so I’m going to be spending a lot of time cleaning and decorating, if anyone has any ideas on how to make cleaning house a ‘fun game’ with a toddler I’d be eternally grateful if you could share it!

I quite often use creative time as a really effective way of de-stressing, if its a time of high stress I’m always found in the kitchen or craft room! So far this week I’ve done a mountain of baking (gingerbread, parkin, fruitcake, biscotti, bread, a multitude of fruit pies, oh and my first attempt at fruity gin, I can post recipes if you want?).  I’ve also cracked on with the Christmas pressies too, I’ve nearly finished my mums gift, a wooden craft box decoupaged in vintage tissue paper, will post a pic of the finished item.

I’m going to get my little boy involved in craft time this week, we’re going to make the childhood classic…..paper chains!!   I used to LOVE making these out of strips of brightly coloured paper, they’ll be great fun to make together.

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This got me thinking about other quick, easy crafts to do with kids and I found these on http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/knit-free/Christmas-craft-handmade-Christmas, I love the little cinnamon stick votives, so simple and festive, as long as the kids don’t glue their fingers together whilst making them!

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I’ll still be blogging during the move and have made sure my sewing box isn’t being packed away, it’ll be firmly by my side in case I get stressed out and need to knock up a quick Christmas bunting to calm myself down 😉  Any stress relieving, toddler amusing, Christmas craft ideas much welcomed 🙂

Thanks for reading

Fi ❤

http://www.handmadebyfi@wordpress.com

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2 thoughts on “Festivities, creativeness, baking and stress!!!

  1. Your mum’s Christmas present sounds wonderful Fi, can’t wait to see pictures once it’s finished – just make sure it’s looked after in the move!

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