It’s the countdown before Christmas and I have only made one Christmas craft so far. The mood just has not hit yet (other than a tiny sensation when I saw my sister Karen’s pretty Christmas cones here). I hope for some good crafting time and time to put up the tree during the next couple of day.
I did spend the day yesterday making Christmas candy with Suzannah and Emma. It was a very fun time and I have a ton (maybe not quite that much) of chocolates in the refrigerator and a few dozen bourbon balls that might guarantee a fun time if you eat more than one. They are strong! Our most fun creations were these little mice that my friends Carol and Allison taught me to make a couple of Christmases ago. You dip a very dry maraschino cherry in tempered chocolate, add two slivers of almonds and a chocolate chip face. Then dot with tubed gel icing for eyes. Fun to make, more fun to eat, just don’t look at it when you pop it into your mouth.
I started a thread piece fish a week or so ago and put it aside, did not much like it. But last Friday I was given some yummy cookies wrapped in a paper napkin by MaryAnn and used the napkin as inspiration for a background for that boring fish. It is now a Jacobean Fish with a watermelon belly but I like it. I love the jewel colors in it.