Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas morning snaps...

Hello my lovelies! So, Christmas day has come and gone, and we have a brand new year to look forward to! Did you have a good Christmas? For some reason, perhaps the fact that we were ill in the run up to the big day, I felt completely unorganised and out of my depth this year. Hubby had to work on Christmas day, so it was a very quiet one for us. The highlight for me is always our Christmas Carol service at church on Christmas Eve...I always connect with the reason for the season, and it never passes me by without a tear or two of utter gratitude for the Gift we've been given! So, regardless of the fact that the 25th was a low key day, I still managed to enjoy being with the children, and having a quieter day was a blessing! On Boxing day my two sisters and their families came to visit, and we managed to have a 'proper' Christmas dinner! Such fun! We laughed, chatted and laughed some more, and it was a precious time spent together. We had so much fun, I forgot to take pictures! But, here are a few snaps from Christmas morning. Enjoy what's left of 2012!

Oh look...Santa's come to visit!
Big smiles all around!
Wow...look what Daddy...ahem, I mean our little man, got from Father Christmas!
Little miss was pleased as punch with her loot...Can you spot the sewing machine? She is so excited to learn to sew on her own spotty wonder!
Well, we were all thoroughly blessed this year! Hope you were too! Merry Christmas...again!
Blessings, Tania ♥

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Have yourself a merry little Christmas...

Finally...the germs have left and I'm feeling human again! Perhaps going to bed FOUR hours before midnight last night helped! And now, I'm in the Christmas mood! I just have to reflect on all the blessings in my life, regardless of the stink bombs life has thrown this way, and I know...I am blessed! I thought I'd share some snaps from our home with you. Have yourself a merry little Christmas everyone!

Blessings, Tania ♥

Monday, 17 December 2012

'Oh Christmas tree...oh Christmas tree!'

Hello my lovelies! I'm so sorry for my lack in posting! It has been a tremendously busy time sewing for craft fairs and sending out parcels. As you can imagine, the housework was pushed aside, and I've had to work hard at rescuing it from the piles of laundry and dust that ambushed me! For a while it looked like the big bad wolf had huffed and puffed, and blew the contents of my little abode all over the place! But, order has been restored! And now...well, we're all full of flu! Eugh...I'm feeling really sorry for myself, and utterly annoyed, as my dear sis and her hubby have come from abroad to visit, and all I feel like doing is curling up in a duvet down a deep dark hole! The last dose of Cold and Flu tablets have kicked in, hence a quick post just to say hello! I thought that I'd share a quick little project with you, one inspired by Pinterest, which I had a go at and thought that maybe you would like to too. It is so simple and straightforward, so this is not a full-on tutorial, just a little inspiration to get you started!

'Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...'

You'll need...

1x boxed frame (I figure a canvas might also just won't be protected)

1x sheet of backing paper

assorted scraps of wrapping/scrapbook paper

embellishments, buttons


A trunk for your tree! I used an old wooden cotton reel.

*Start by cutting your paper to graduating widths, then rolling your choice of papers up into tubes. I used a thick wooden stick to roll the paper, as this made it easier to get them all to the same size. Secure with sticky tape.
*Glue your 'tree trunk' to the bottom middle of your background paper.
*Then, glue from the bottom (largest) to the top (smallest) onto your choice of background paper.
*Add embellishments as and where you like, frame it and....Voila! A very Christmassy Christmas tree!

This little project was so much fun to do, and easy-peasy! Have a go! Now, I hope to shake off this flu monster soon, so normal service can resume! Enjoy the run up to the festive season, and do remember to relax too!