Thursday, December 22, 2011

Visions of Sugarplums!

Yesterday I had the inaugural 'Visions of Sugarplums' girls craft day at my house.
Nine perfectly behaved little crafters came along.
They were all 5 - 7 years old with one 9 year old there to help.

I couldn't resist a little festive decorating for the occasion.
Any excuse to pretty things up!

Of course the day started with a cupcake!

Our first craft was decorating little gingerbread houses.
You know how much little ladies love icing!

The weather was beautiful (for a change!) so the icing dried quickly and we were able to assemble the houses easily.

It was a very serious business!

The girls also iced Christmas cookies for their daddies.

Here is Liberty's finished house.
The decorations came with the house kit. 

Gingerbread house city!

Patiently waiting for lunch.

Here's one of the reasons I haven't been blogging this month.
I've been baking and selling these cookies, they've been very popular!

My friend Pauline came to help me (thankfully!), we were so busy we forgot to take photos of all the crafting.
The girls made bath salts for their mothers, crepe paper roses and beautiful gift tags.
The tag making was the most popular activity, they kept asking if they could make more!

They also made ballet dress Christmas decorations.

And folded paper decorations.

They all had such a good time.

It was a very busy day, but we all had such fun!
And they're all wanting to do it again!

Now I have three days to get this place ready for Christmas...

Merry Christmas to you all!