Thankfully Christmas has come upon us in a rather stress-free fashion this year. Not churning out Townmouse orders until the last Christmas mail has certainly helped.
The only moment of panic was when I went to turn on the larger of my two ovens this morning to cook turkey for 10, only to find it non-responsive. I had visions of driving to my mother's with a basted turkey on the passenger seat.
The crisis was averted when 11 year old Max asked, "What does 'Auto' mean?" I'd set the clock the other day and, when pushing buttons randomly, had set something awry. Thank goodness for that. Max was congratulated for saving the moment and was rewarded with free reign to eat the chocolate Christmas baubles on the tree.
Well, he'd had tic-tacs for breakfast, so he was on a roll. Why not eat chocolate before lunch.
This Liberty sundress was perfect for our hot and humid Christmas day. I made this on Christmas Eve while we waited for the boys to fall asleep before putting the presents under the tree. The dress will come in handy for January at the beach.
I also made a little bikini bottom in my favourite fabric.
There is a matching sunhat in the works too. That I plan to finish on Boxing Day.
I hope you and your families had a lovely Christmas day. I, for one, am very much looking forward to a slower pace over the next few weeks. Enjoy the last few days of 2011!