Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christmas crafting!

Is anybody else enjoying the TV and radio programmes about 1963 just now? I am. It is all due to the 50th anniversary of the death of JFK which is on Friday. I have to say I find it all rather glamorous, the whole Kennedy/Camelot thing and as I write I am listening to Robert Vaughn narrating JFK:The First Pop President on Radio 2's listen again facility. Great stuff!

So what have I been up to? In the last couple of days I have spent a certain amount of time sorting through my Christmas planning. I have been organising and deciding which making and baking are for my craft event at the beginning of December, plus what I will be making for us to enjoy over the festive season, basically the time we will spend together as our family unit when we return from our exciting trip to Lapland on Boxing Day!

I have been sorting through, and adding to, my papercraft items and here are some things you might have seen previously plus some additions. I like to think this gives you a really good idea of my style when it comes to Christmas.

Of course, now I go through the difficult time of deciding what to charge for my papercraft lovelies - I hate that bit of the proceedings.

Ok, it is now lunch time and I also need to check my slow cooker that is currently bubbling away with steak, red wine, onions and mushrooms for dinner this evening. Mmmm. Oh and the down side, it does seem my washing machine is not playing ball so I will have to wait for Jon to come home and take a look at it. Need to get things ready for our weekend away so better get it sorted.

Catch ya later! xx

Monday, 18 November 2013

No getting away from the C word!!!

Just before I get onto my very favourite time of the year, I thought I would share a couple of things I made for as a raffle prize for a hospital fundraiser. No time to make a hamper but this went down a treat.
So I have been mentioning it a little bit recently however, now that the autumnal calendar events along with my husband's birthday have passed, we can get on with the business of Christmas! There I said it, again! I have started some Christmas (oops, there it is again!) paper craft for the December craft event I am taking part in along with the other members of Saddleworth Creative Network.

I did not do very well with this side of things at the Winter event at the beginning of November. It was generic papercraft items not Christmas so I was a little disappointed. Therefore, I am not going crazy and concentrate on food stuffs, but once I got all my card stock, toppers etc. out I thought "I'll just do a few things". I always think that if I have left over stock that I don't sell I  am guaranteed lovely stuff to give away to people - well that is MY opinion!

So I have been finishing off the dolly peg decorations and made another hanging decoration using Tunnocks tea cake foil wrappers They are just so perfect for festive decorations. I have been buying them for my boys recently and they know now to keep the wrappers and undo they very carefully so they do not tear too much. Bless! 

Here are the two I have made so far. What do you think?

This is just a short post as I feel I have been neglecting you. However, I will be back in a couple of days as I am just getting through my Christmas(!) planning and once I know what I am doing when I am doing it everything should be fine. Hubby and I are away to the Lakes for the weekend without the children - only the second time we have done this since they were born so very excited but tinged with the old parental guilt, as usual. Hope to get back to you before Friday.

Catch ya later. xx