We had a little trouble getting our stables to stay together - but I put them in the freezer to harden the icing and that helped! Because I was so busy helping, I didn't get any pix of the process - but here are some of our results:
Another note: I did not buy all the candies shown in the original idea as I was too cheap. All I bought was coconut, chocolate frosting and gum drops. I had toothpicks, graham crackers and a few candy canes. We drew the sheep faces with food coloring markers - Samuel made his a black sheep :)
The little trays are my empty Christmas card boxes covered with some scrap fabric with hot glue.
Lately, I've been reminded how worthwhile it is to invest in these activities which are memory investments in their childhood and memories. I don't get to everything I wish I did - but each thing I do is one more deposit in their memory bank. As I've been working on editing another blog book, I have been reminded of so many fun and sweet things we've taken time to do. I am very good at being hard on myself for all the things I haven't done - but this December I'm trying to just enjoy the things we do experience together!
Projects like this are largely about the doing and creating and much less about the eating. These have been sitting on my counter mostly untouched (one little gumdrop here and there) for days. And, I'm ok with that - again in the investment of memories!
What deposits will you make in little memory banks this month?