Christmas Cracker Box

I thought it would be nice to make a box to put my christmas crackers in.  There are lots of sites on the internet with templates for making miniature boxes, but my favouite is Jennifer’s Free Doll’s House and Miniature Printables. It contains free printable doll’s house wallpaper, with over 200 to choose from, household…

Christmas Tree

Well it’s that time of year again – choosing the Christmas Tree. Once the tree has been selected and strapped on to the car roof being much larger than first thought. On arriving home, it is put into a bucket, used for washing the car, cleverly disguised with shiny Christmas paper.  Filling the bucket with…

Christmas Crackers

Tom Smith a Victorian London sweet maker first sold Christmas Crackers based on a French sweet called dragees, which were wrapped in coloured twisted paper. Later adding a little printed novelty or riddle. In 1891 a novelty read – The sweet crimson rose with its beautiful hue Is not half so deep as my passion…

Christmas Decorations

When I was a child the house would be full of Christmas Decorations, tinsel draped around picture frames, and paper chains hanging off the ceiling.  The Christmas tree dripping with tinsel and shinny baubles, and many handmade objects collected over the years, from crafty children.  I have one such [object] decoration which consists of 3…

Triang Style and Design

During the period between the World Wars, Triang produced a range of quality wooden furniture, called ‘Period Furniture’. This range has become very popular with collectors, and can be quite expensive to buy. Throughout WW2 the Triang factory at Merton made range of military hardware, including 14,000,000 magazines for Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft, as well…