december is moving really fast – i’m nearly halfway through my advent candle already. i’ve been spending my dark winter nights paper mache-ing and making decorations out of old oranges.


the one on the left is the beautiful advent calendar that louis bought for me and the one on the right is the one that i made him (it’s got homemade white chocolate buttons inside…). my friend showed me how to do the orange slice thing – you just slice up an orange, in a much neater way than i did, and put the pieces to dry out on the radiator. then you can do anything with them – i’ve tied red bows to mine and stuck them to the wall.


paper, paper everywhere – a magazine christmas tree and a paper mache bowl in the making…


another old orange i found in the fruit bowl  – i made a pomander to make our hallway smell less strange. it’s looking more christmassy – but sadly we still do not have a tree.