It was Boxing Day. I had Spoonflower fabric.
I decided to make another Meringue skirt. I’m not sure why, but it felt a little naughtier, a little geekier, to be making a Doctor Who skirt than simply wearing a Doctor Who T-shirt.
But you know what else I did?
I figured out how to give my meringue skirt POCKETS! I even used piping for the first time. I’ve never sewn pockets OR piping. Consulting with a very clever mother, I figured it all out.
And you know what else?
I put stars in my pockets!
All in all, it was a great Christmas. The Scot and I made cookies for our dog buddies.
We delivered them all on Christmas Eve.
I picked a purple cabbage from the garden for our Christmas day feast. I swear it was the best part of the dinner!
But I could be lying, because although our puddings didn’t look perfect… they were simply delicious.
See the white pudding? That’s jelly. A variety of fruit jellies set in a bigger blancmange. REAL fruit jelly. That’s right – we made it from scratch with actual blueberries, raspberries and oranges. I’m not sure I can ever go back to Aeroplane jelly.
What’s more, we’ve become a little obsessed by the wibbly-wobbly stuff around here. We went looking for moulds, because if you’re going to make good jelly, it needs a good mould. What did we find? 19th century copper jelly moulds! Including one with a squirrel!
We just tried out our first little mould and seriously… best moulds ever! This is a soy chai jelly. (No, we do not allow boring jellies in this household!)
So, with this image, I wish you a wibbly-wobbly Christmas and a timey-wimey New Year!