Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Christmas work & play

I realized last week that if I wore the dress I was planning on for Ken's office Christmas party that it would be 11 years-in-a-row in the same dress. Which felt like one too many. So on Thursday night I scoured the mall for something new - I really could have used some girlfriend/daughterly company to weigh in on the decision! I ended up with a black sequin pencil skirt and a white silk blouse. It was lovely, but I don't think I'll get 10 years out of it.

Here's a project I'm working on for a friend: (Who I don't think reads my blog!)

I saw this idea for a table runner made from vintage doilies. My friend has a very farmhouse-styled home, and I found a bunch of doilies at Value Village, so I am attempting to make her birthday present. It's supposed to look like snowflakes, what do you think? Steven thinks I'd better include a Starbucks gift card just in case.

We started chocolates! Chloe was happy to help flavour fondant she can't eat (lactose intolerant),

And roll fondant she can't eat, 

But luckily we came up with a flavour that works for her: peanut butter dipped in dairy-free semisweet chocolate.

Chocolate mint for the rest of us.

These ones are just for Chloe.

It was Service Saturday at the school this weekend. The junior high students all volunteer for either a morning shift or an afternoon shift working to make the day a success. Carmen rolled coins collected in the Change for Change campaign in the morning, and helped in the concession in the afternoon. That's right: 2 shifts, but that's just Carmen!

Chloe and Carmen had their first choir Christmas concert on the weekend as well. Each of them are standing just to the right and up from their choristers.

I love Christmas, it's just too bad we can't suspend homework and other obligations in December to lighten our evenings!


Kelly said...

I have an office party dresses 4 friends have borrowed or have dibs on for later in the season. We decided next year we are all going in on a dress then letting it make it's rounds.

Barb said...

That is a really good idea.

Jill said...

Wow, that's amazing that you could fit into the same dress for 11 years!!!!!!

Marie said...

I had lots of fun with those chocolates. Thanks for the boxes too, by the way.

The table runner will be lovely.

Michelle Alley said...

I love mint chocolates, looks like it was a lot of fun. The table runner is just beautiful, I don't think the giftcard is needed! I agree it would be nice if every other obligation stopped during the December! Family time and fun Christmas outings are all that need to be during this month! Your outfit sounds perfect :)