Here are the punches I bought in the USA that I have been promising photos of for a month now.
I have been doing plenty of other little things too. Like making cookies, and putting them in bags with sweet little gift tags (that I got husby to help with since they were for his work mates!).
I also did up some choccie bags for my work mates.
And I did up the gift tags for the gifts we (me and the other leaders) gave to our girls at church. (They actually took FOREVER cause those snowflakes are all embossed and I had to do 17 tags!)
Let me see, what else have I been up to... ahh yes, introducing my Waterproof camera to the pool :)
|The niece - Brooklyn|
He just LOVES having ownership of the camera. I can't not trust him, he's too cute.
Two day's after Christmas is my sister's birthday. I have always made an extra effort to make it special and non-Christmassy. So the night before I madly took down all my decorations except for the Christmas tree, cause I simply could not be bothered :) And then I set the table...
...with my dinner set I bought as a 16 year old for my glory box!! It took me almost 10 years to use it but I'm glad I finally did cause it's such a sweet little set. Sad that it's only a setting for 4 though.
I even did little place settings to make it sweet.
She also got the bestest birthday cake ever...
I also am now the proud owner of SIX SU ink pads. To some this is no biggie. For me this is amazing. No more cheap nasty ink pads from the $2 shop.
Most of you should know what I got for Christmas. A sewing machine & overlocker/serger. Santa was VERY good to me this year. So I broke the girls out of their boxes yesterday and am working on re-organising my craft space to make room for them.
Now, I must warn you that I am strange. I have to name everything. And I need your help with this one. I don't have a name for my sewing machine yet. What does she look like to you?
There are rules to naming things though. It has to be catchy and fun. Not dorky.
Luckily my overlocker has a name. Edna the Elna.
I am currently off work for a week for the Christmas/New Year's period and I've been trying to use that time to get the annoying jobs done around the house. So I cleaned out the wardrobes, and put skinny clothes into Space Bags, scrubbed the hell out of my bathroom... and organised my fabrics!! Yay! A friend of mine gave me these fantastic drawers - she was going to throw them out!! Husby is going to cut me a piece of wood to put on top so I can stack more crap on top of it hah!
And last but not least, this week I went over my friend's house. She is a Stampin Up demonstrator so has ALLL the goodies. Every so often I'll go over and we'll just make cards and things all day long. It's fun and she always gives me great ideas. Unfortunately this time round my brain was on holidays and had a bit of a creative block, so my first card design was a little boring...
But I got my brain into gear for the second design...
I love this card.. and did you notice the brads?
I bought them off Craftumi before Christmas. They are just so adorable!
Well, I think that pretty much brings me up to speed. I was thinking this afternoon I might wing making a quilt for a pram. I don't know who it's for, but I need to give this sewing machine a work out and get a feel for it. So I might just cut up some random bits of fabric and sew them together and see what I end up with!
Tomorrow night I'm off to a 60th for New Years Eve... what are your plans?
Have a fun night and don't go to bed too early!