Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year

Happy new year to everyone out there in blog land and I hope 2011 is happy, healthy and successful for all of you. Apologies for the lack of  blog posts in the last three months of 2010 – especially to Jonathan who is waiting for the scores on the last three birthday experiences. (I promise promise I’ll catch these up over the next few days now that I have my fab new pink Dell inspiron laptop!)

The last three months have just steamrollered past, first our trip to Egypt in October followed by a very busy November in which I was away from home for every weekend either at the ATDML retreat, my drawing course or the dentist for yet more crowns. Then came the end of November and the snow. And it snowed and snowed!! It was the most snow I’ve seen since I was a little girl in the 70s. In fact our back lawn is still covered in snow though I’m pleased to say that the roads are now a lot better and I may even get to drive my car again for the first time in over a month.

A couple of enforced days at home when school was closed did give me some time to finish off my shrine for the Shrine Swap I was invoved in.
Here’s mine… I added dolls house Christmas tree lights, batteries and a switch so that it would light up.

And here is the shrine I received from Clare – which I absolutely love and it’s spent Christmas on my hearth next to some of my other favourite ornaments.

My other creative outlet was to make a kitchen advent calendar. Here is the front…

And an example of one of the pages with my homage to the perfect hot chocolate…

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen in December and each page has a different recipe or menu idea. I’ll post the whole thing up next December.

In the meantime, I’m going to get back to work on my DT work for January which is using some fab retro October Afternoon paper. Here’s a sneaky peak of some of the LOs I’ve done so far…

1 comment:

  1. Such a precious little shrine you've created. Sure your swap partner loved it. Looking forward to your DT reveals.


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