I find it very hard to pull myself – and my kids – out into the cold at this time of year. It’s so easy to spend a day snuggled up with a duvet and hot chocolate and a whole heap of Disney. But we forced ourselves out this weekend to Wilderness Wood (near Uckfield) and I’m very happy we did because it turned into one of the loveliest days out. It’s such a beautiful place, full of fresh air, nature and wintry magic.
Before the summer is out I wanted to try making something with sunography paper. This is paper that is bleached in the sun and leaves a print of what you placed on top. I decided to rope my Little Button and her Grandpa in for this craft project and turn the results into a ‘back to school’-style notebook that would remind me of summer.
For months, the shops have been full of Christmas decorations – a large number of which look surprisingly cheap given how expensive they are!
So we decided to have a go at making our own. These decorations are nice and versatile, and would look just as good propped on a mantelpiece, or lent against a snow-capped window, as they would tucked up by the turkey in the centre of your Christmas table.