I definitely use my children to fulfil my need to make things. Making something new is so satisfying and makes me so happy. It probably counts as therapy. Thankfully Winston has no objections and Rufus is more than happy to touch, lick and throw just about everything. I used to get stressed about the mess it casues but now I embrace it wholeheartedly, and it has made so much difference to my enjoyment. However, I do get the hoover out at the earliest opportunity!
Here is what we have been making:
Chocolate Easter eggs. This is something I’ve always wanted to do and it was much more straightforward than I thought it would be, plus Winston could help with just about everything. He loved pushing them out of the moulds and then using a knife to ‘glue’ the mini eggs together.
Making sure every scrap of chocolate is accounted for.
An Easter tree. We acquired a couple of branches at a recent visit to Fairburn Ings. I absolutely love the shape the two branches have created. We made some mini birds nests, added some feathers and hung lots of tiny eggs.
Hot cross buns. I finally got around to showing Winston what hot cross buns are after he developed a love for the nursery rhyme some time last year. They didn’t turn out as aesthetically pleasing (or as fluffy) as I’d hoped, but Winston said they were delicious. Rufus decided he needed to stick pencils in half of them. We’ll have another go before Easter. I got confused about the yeast – I seem to have so many different types and I’ve never really understood how it works!
Easter pinatas. I saw these in Red magazine. They were all pink, frilly and beautiful. I made the mistake of getting old wrapping paper out and could not get Winston to move away from Toy Story, Cars, aliens and elephants. Not quite what I planned, but they will still serve their purpose. I’m going to take them to my parents house this weekend so the Grandchildren can bash them to pieces – I’m looking forward to watching it.
Chick shortbread. A very quick and easy project.
Blowing and dyeing eggs. I thought Winston wouldn’t enjoy this very much but he absolutely loved it. He was surprisingly good at it too. We’re going to soak them for a few days so the colours really show.
What have you been making? I’d love to know.