Monday, November 25, 2013

Woohoo... one month till the man in the red suit arrives.....

... so we all need to pick up and start making sure those preparations are all done...

DD2 put in an 'order' for some of those little decorations (paid with cuddles!!) so I am working today on getting my stock up again....


 This time I have done white and also some soft blue with Christmas writing on for a bit of a change...


I'll finish cutting them all out tonight in front of the TV ........

It also starts to be Christmas party time and tommorrow is the quilters party so I have prepared some mini plum puddings



I found how to do them HERE a couple of years ago ..... they are very easy and very messy (but fun!) to make and orange juice could be substituted for brandy (I used rum because that is all I had!)

Because I have a mind like a sieve I like to use el cheepo plastic plates... I have covered it with foil and added some clean lace fabric to party it up a bit.... (it is after all supposed to be a classy affair!)



Sweet to look at, sweet to eat... and a good dollop of booze is just a bonus....

Narelle is hosting One Christmas Item a Month and you can always pop over HERE to see what people have made through the year if you want some inspiration....

Oh... I also worked on some redecorating this weekend....

I have lovely pictures of my grandchildren and I love to add a Christmas flavour to this scene since we are not together at Christmas...



... what do you think? .....


... we are ready for Christmas....

.... I made up the tags... this one creates lovely thoughts....



Righto, Gotto Go, I think I'll have mini pudding for lunch....

25 comments:

  1. I think you could offer irresistible retreat packages to your house......mini pudding, wine and Christmas stitching....sounds perfect!

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  2. lol you are a crackup Fiona,i so enjoy reading your posts,have fun tomorrow.xx

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  3. I'm with Susan , lots of treats at your place.

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  4. The blue fabric is so pretty Fiona. Your mini plum puddings look yummy. Even though I don't like plum pudding, I love the look of them. I've made some before using chocolate royals! Have fun at your party.

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  5. Thats nearly as good as your earlier Advent calendar...the puddings look lovely...mmmm very hungry now....

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  6. The puddings look yummy! Love the stockings too.

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  7. Those wee stockings are just gorgeous. I love the little puds too. Have fun at your party. I think jingle bells will be our fav Chrissy tune this year lol!!!

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  8. I second what Susan wrote... yep count me in! lol...
    Nice touch to the family display! ")

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  9. I agree with Susan. :). Hugs, xx

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  10. so basically we are all coming to your place for Xmas day!

    lovely lot of goodies in your post today!

    enjoy tomorrow!

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  11. Your little decorations are lovely and the sweet treats are a great idea! And the photos of your grandkids is such a nice idea, hugs Wendy

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  12. There is an easier version of those little puddings, too.....just crumbled dark fruit cake and sherry (or orange juice, or brandy, or whatever), that's it. Roll into balls, top with melted white chocolate or white icing and red and green jellies.

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  13. Love the tag! The plum puddings look wonderful but I am not a fan of them I'm afraid. Enjoy.

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  14. Those puddings look divine Fiona. And love your gorgeous stockings

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  15. You are just so delightful!! And, I'm absolutely loving those stockings!!

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  16. So there'll be no operating machinery during your Christmas Season? You may just be over the limit!

    Gorgeous little stockings, you sure look like you're ready for the festivities.
    Enjoy celebrating with friends.

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  17. Yummy puddings, bet they won't last long! Love the pretty stockings too, I like making things for hugs and cuddles, very worth while

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  18. Sew many cute stockings and those wee plum puddings look delicious..
    Have a great time at your party.

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  19. Yes, you have the touch there with your version of "the" bottles. Yummy little puddings - have a wonderful time at your party. Those little stockings are so cute.
    Hugs xx

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  20. I m coming over for FMQ lessons, perfect place for a retreat . . . Puddings....wine

    When's the retreat . . .lol

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  21. You are having such fun with your FMQ , love the stockings and oh those tarts sure do look yummy . Hope you have fun at the party and as always thanks for the smile :-) hugs Sheila

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  22. Fantastic post.....love the look of those puddings....and the stocking...have fun tomorrow, remember lots of photos...

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  23. Loving your special stockings :) That blue fabric is just gorgeous! Sounds like a great advent activity, pud and a er sip ;) Have fun at your party :)

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  24. Lots more of those gorgeous stockings!! Beautiful in blue.
    Love the puddings, too.
    Sure, you kept saying the advent calendar was a joke but now it looks like it is for real!!! I think there are some bottle missing already!! Great fun!

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  25. oh yum! and bother! Now my tummy is rum-bling :o)
    Thank you for being a 1 Xmas Item Elf through the year.

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