Sunday, 23 November 2008
Thursday, 20 November 2008
I've created an advent alternative, numbered little sizzix takeout boxes filled with tiny sweets tied with ribbon on a tiny tree.We don't usually get a tree until a couple of weeks before christmas and so this seemed to be a nice christmassy idea and we get a a christmas tree for the first three weeks of December as well!
Here's how I put it together easy peasy....
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Sunday, 9 November 2008
I've managed to raise 59.00 for Watoto through sponsorship and selling my crafts so far!..I've a tinkerbell book in the making for Immaculate's christmas gift and hope to create some smaller albums inspired by the one I create for her...God Bless..
Linda, Kim and myself got together and were so creative and productive ....I've only snaps of my wee bags Linda created a chic black one and Kim inspired us with the large daisy which we all fell in love with over again...sizzix fans will know the die I'm talking about!Kim created some great original little tags it was a real crafty fest...we are on a mission next week to create some cards.
The next session is December 6th and I hope to help folk create their own 4 x 4 albums of christmas joy...I've made these time and time again with slightly different themes they are really cute make a lovely gift and sentimental keepsake.
Hope folks can make it.
This week saw Barack Obama elected as USA president...I'm not particularly political and a lot of this goes over my head but i do care about global happennings and I felt a little skip in my heart and a smiley feeling knowing that this 'very' genuine man is going to facilitate some change........Here's a little of his speech
"And I know you didn't do this just to win an election. And I know you didn't do it for me.
"You did it because you understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead. For even as we celebrate tonight, we know the challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime - two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century.
"Even as we stand here tonight, we know there are brave Americans waking up in the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan to risk their lives for us.
"There are mothers and fathers who will lie awake after the children fall asleep and wonder how they'll make the mortgage or pay their doctors' bills or save enough for their child's college education.
"There's new energy to harness, new jobs to be created, new schools to build, and threats to meet, alliances to repair.
"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there.