It's been a week of Christmas festivities here at Chez Taylor-Dyce, York Division. Andrew came down last weekend and we bought my christmas tree, it's a little 5 footer and looks very cute under the sloping roof in my flat. The dog was very unimpressed by the whole process and probably ate about a kilo of pine needles over the course of the day.
I've been doing a lot of Christmas crafting, most of which I can't share
until after Christmas, but I can certainly show off my amazing homemade
wreath, even though I do say so myself! It's made with real tree
branches so smells lovely and pine-y every time I open my front door. A
lady at work, Jackie, gave me a massive bag of cinnamon sticks to add
to it, I've got enough there for the next 5 years I think.
Unfortunately we're in that time of year where I'm going to be relying on photo editing tricks even more than normal, given the grey, dark weather. Instagram is going to come into its own I think!
Quality Wilkinson's ribbon. I don't have any of my ribbon stash here in York so had to resort to Wilkinsons, they had lime green or grey, neither of which are particularly festive colours
I bought the backing wreath off Ebay about 7 years ago and it's been brilliant, it's made of twigs so it looks quite natural so it doesn't matter if you don't manage to cover the whole thing, you've not got bits of bright green oasis poking through.
Amazing cinnamon sticks. You can see the backing wreath in this photo, see how natural it looks? Good old Ebay
The dog helping Andrew straighten the tree. He was acting as a counterbalance - in his head at least...
I love Christmas and can't wait for us to buy a house and be able to host our own Christmas. I'm going to attempt shortbread this week for Cake Friday so will hopefully have some lovely christmassy photos of beautiful shortbread to share soon. Not the burnt lumps of crumbly dough I can foresee really happening...