I thought that I had better wish you and yours a Happy Christmas now, what with with it being the day before Christmas Eve and I have still yet to ice the Christmas cake and finish my son's present (and see the Christmas lights, finish tidying the house, do the laundry, etc. etc.).
The problem with sewing presents for the kids is that once school is out, all sewing must done after bedtime if I want to keep it a surprise, so it's been a few late nights this week. I have the feeling that once I've had a decent night's sleep, I'll look at the stitching in horror, but still... Anyway, I had a chance to snap a few pics in today's gloomy light while the kids were out. I've got a few more arrow loops and what have you to add, but you can get the general idea:
The back wall folds down (kind of like the fabric dollhouse), so that you can access the inside better.
As for my daughter, I made her a wee puppet theatre:
I got to play around with the power tools for this one, but it was still just a simple project. Her room has lots of red and white stuff, so the polka dot curtains were an easy choice.
Best of all, it doesn't take up too much room..
My feed reader chose this week to lose half of my feeds, so my blog reading has ground to a halt. I might just try google reader at this point, as I'm not too keen on the new interface being offered anyway. Who one earth picks the week before Christmas to mess around with my stuff, anyway??? Hopefully I'll find my old feeds in the New Year - plus all the ones it kept refusing to find throughout the years. Do drop me a comment if it's been a while since I stopped by your blog. I've lost so many blogs thanks to that bloomin' feed reader...
Time to go and finish the castle. I hope that you all enjoy your holiday. Ours will be fairly quiet by British standards, but we'll be seeing the in-laws and I'll do my best not to mope about and feel homesick. I miss my family and friends a lot at this time of year. Still, I will be subjecting my family to my version of the traditional Christmas dinner, even though it will be on Boxing Day. It's not as good as mum's but I refuse to go without it. I've got some Christmas crackers so they won't escape the paper hat wearing, even if we are on the other side of the world...
Translation of the day:
UK English: Boxing Day = public holiday on the day after Christmas (December 26th). So we have 2 days of family parties over there.