Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Advent: Day whatever

This post is a bit of a random mishmash from last week while I was sick.

Minty has been working on some Christmas cards.  Since she doesn't cope very well with craft that is too prescriptive I just gathered a bunch of colour coordinated paper, ribbon, doilies, washi tape, glitter and twine and let her go crazy collaging the cards.  After she was finished I helped her put Christmas words on the cards using letter stickers, which I picked up for about $1 at the newsagents.  The Mr. thinks the cards aren't 'christmassy' enough.  Whatever.  They're vaguely attractive.

Then we attempted to take a Christmas picture to put in the card… let's just say it wasn't particularly successful.

Meanwhile... the house is coming along nicely.  The roof should start going on this week.

And because it's been a while, here are a few conversations with Minty…

discussing gifts she'd like to make

Minty: I'll need sparkly christmas jewels and bells
Me [stalling] : well we don't have any of those, so we'd have to go shopping first
Minty: OK where's a christmas shop?
Me: I don't know…
Minty [excited] : I know… in Bethlehem!


Minty: I love you
Mr: will you love me forever?
Minty: no, only while I'm small


  1. Love the snowflakes on the chrissy cards, where did you get them?

    I always enjoy 'Conversations with Minty' I can't wait to hear some 'Conversations with Turi'

  2. This made me laugh out loud. Those two are growing up to be a funny pair.

    House is progressing so quickly!

  3. I love the attempts at the christmas card photos, especially this one: http://www.99sg.com/susan/13dec11/IMG_5036.jpg It would have been great to put that on a card! :D

    The house looks like it is really coming along.
    I hope you are starting to get better!

  4. Love love love the chrissy cards (and yes they are christmassy enough!)