Friday, December 26, 2008
My baby sister turned 40 and wanted no presents but I couldn't resist this Kaisercraft skull and crossbone album for her. I was lucky to get some very weird Halloween charms from the US before our dollar dropped again. Michelle's house is full of witches, bats, voodoo dolls and skulls so she was very excited to receive this book. Emma mosaiced her a "funky girls" table, in memory of many previous shopping trips together.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Firstly this is NOT our house. If Emma had her way it would be. Sarah and I have been driving around looking for Christmas Lights. We drove around Gail's estate and then took this pic in the street next to ours. Sarah can see these lights from her bedroom window and requested I share the Christmas Spirit.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
My husband was/is a teacher. When he was a class teacher he got some pretty ordinary Christmas gifts. ( Most of the coffee cups at Hann Made are donated ex-Chrissie gifts).
Now being a private tutor some of his gifts are extraordinary. We actually started drinking red wine because we had so many given to us.
This delightful tree was gratefully received last week. It is HUGE and the chocolates on the tree are my favourite, Ferrero Rocher!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
We had our Christmas Lunch today and swapped ATC's, hand made cards and gifts. My gift to Helen was a soldered Nativity decoration for the tree. Photos were difficult to produce today, maybe it was the champagne!
Helen made me a beautiful jewellery piece. It is difficult to see in the picture, at the front in the middle. It is made from shrink plastic with a tatted centre. A very unusual and delicate combination. Thank you Helen and to Gail, Michelle, Jennifer, Jayne and Suzanne, the Crafty Mums who share my life.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
This is my surprise parcel which arrived last week, I didn't open it until mine had safely arrived at it's destination so it's all good now.
This incredible piece was made by Coby and included a gift of products in the box! I love the tag on the wrapping paper. Christmas has come early for me.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
There are so many other things I should be doing at this time of the year but following the tragic news this morning of the passing of Richard Marsland I am so glad I had something to keep me away from MMM.
Teresa taught the most fabulous class today at Little Bits. Sarah and I are proud owners of our own hand made journals, lovingly Zutterbound with Teresa's help. It was great catching up with Teresa and coming home with a bag of supplies, of course I never get things finished in class so I have even more crafting to do before Santa comes!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I made these pages for Marilyn's 60 book which we presented to her last week at Hann Made end of year ATC night. So many events were a surprise but it's over now and I can focus on Christmas.
We got our Christmas Tree today, Emma has started putting lights around the place but because she is still supposed to be resting it won't be the National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation house that we have come to know and love!