Friday, December 26, 2008

Michelle's Birthday

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

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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

Teacher's Pet

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

Crafty Mums Kris Kringle

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

Christmas Cards

Well I have started them, but I am easily distracted and decided to do different designs only to find it takes ten times as long! These are an assortment of those I have made to date. Which one will you get?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Arty Oz Kris Kringle

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

Kris Kringle

I couldn't wait to post this picture for my Arty Oz Buddy, it should arrive in her box today unless it has gone to the wrong address like previously lost mail.....

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's Christmas time

Time for me to get organised! I started with ATC's for the HannMade Group and liked them so much I did extras for all of my special friends. These ones double as tree decorations. I should really be doing Christmas Cards.......

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Another wonderful class...

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

Goodbye November...

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!

Monday, December 1, 2008

House page

This one is for Kaeren, Family House. Greta is posting her page with mine and Gails so Kaeren should have all three very soon.