I begin to have those delightful feelings of excited anticipation at this time of year..do you?
The final few days before the advent calendars come out to play. I am a whirlwind of activity. planning whose calendar goes where, dusting and cleaning and of course planning those little suprises.
The teen usually has his Lego advent Calendar. I did ask if he wanted one this year but apparently it has a train included in the scene, so his answer was a yes!
I was lucky to have been sent a Hobbycraft Advent house* to decorate for myself. I wanted it to be an 'Ice palace with a kitschy vintage twist'..... hmmmm!
My Diy: It goes like this...
1. I ask Marc to paint the whole thing but on the outside only. "Silver please?"
2. I ask Marc to help me cut out the little pieces of glittery paper. "cos you are much neater then me!"
3. I buy a large pot of blue glitter and think about my next move...
4, I buy pretty stickers, some silver numbers and some Quality Street...
5. I throw glitter all over the table, stick the stickers on, eat some quality street toffees because they won't fit in the little doors hallelujah! ...
Make a beautiful mess until finally 'Bob's your Uncle...'
Now I just have to clear up the mess.
So what do you think? Is it 'Ice Palace, Vintage and Kitschy' enough for you?
PS. This post was made possible by my wonderfully patient and very clever man Marc, without whom etc etc... and thanks must also go to Ocean Loans for sending me the Advent house!