Friday, 16 November 2012

Celestine does Baking

On Monday evening my friend Nicola came round and we decided in premature preparation for Christmas, that we would bake some festive gingerbread men.  It was Henry's idea really (he loves gingerbread, in fact one of our first dates was a gingerbread making date but that's another story) so he did the main making of the mixture and then we all cut them out and decorated them together.  

Of course Celestine wanted to bake too so I set her up a little table with her own gingerbread cutters   but she spent most of her time covered in flour and trying to climb into the sugar bag instead. 

The miniature cutters by the way I discovered online here thanks to Polly.


It was lots of fun and now we have lots of gingerbread to eat!

This week has been quite a busy oneIt has been full of drawing, cutting out, getting my portfolio together, meetings in London, walking the dog, swimming, getting the piano tuned for my parents, making mushroom and cheese tarts, getting picture books out from the library, buying secret santa presents, going to the art nest for a drawing session and tea and cake, watching The Shining and The Others, browsing the children's section in Foyles, spending a great deal of time in Forbidden Planet (I love that shop!) walking round Fortnum and Mason and marvelling at all the beautiful glittery things, making Celestine a new stripy red and black dress (she looks very french!) and probably some more things which I can't remember...

I hope you've had a good week too! Did you do anything exciting?

6 comments:

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Love that, so precious!! Hope you have a great weekend xx

Plushpussycat said...

What a fun time! Your photos are wonderful, and the gingerbread looks yummy! I've had a cold this week, so I've been trying to slow down and rest, which hasn't been easy. I took my guinea pig to the vet for the first time, too, which was good overall but stressful on my little guy. Good to hear from you! xo Jennifer

Vicky Lovejoy said...

Oh wow what an exciting week you've had!! I love these wonderful photos of Celestine baking, this post has really made me smile :) I'm just like Celestine when I bake, I get really messy :)
I've been having an awful week. I'm busy packing to move house, so thank you so much for cheering me up with this wonderful post, you've made my day!!
Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

Tammie Lee said...

so fun to see all your yummy cookies, people size and little people size, so cute! sounds like your life is full of wonderful things! lovely weekend to you~

Stephanie said...

I love Gingerbread cookies! Love what you are doing with Celestine. She is so cute in her little outfit and sitting on the rolling pin eating a cookie. Sound like a busy day and time for you now.

Sharon Souter said...

Very cute! Your gingerbread looks yummy and I love the way you decorated it. It all looks so festive :)