Sunday, 12 December 2010

Cabbie's challenge 93.



making crochet creations is my favourite pastime. this holiday season, i love my crochet gingerbread man. it just makes me feel so child-like with so much happiness deep inside in what i do.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

My DT assignment

I tried to showcase that even a flowery kit could be used to show off some teenage boy photos.

Elise's Pieces available through the digichick, here.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Melissa's challenge 93.

Title: Merry Star Wars Christmas
In keeping with his Star Wars obsession, Ethan chose the Star Wars Hallmark ornaments to buy for the tree this year. He is truly a Jedi at heart! 11.26.10

Thursday, 9 December 2010

My challenge 94.

Christmas is about the birth of the baby Jesus, even though I know he wasn’t born in Winter, but Spring as there were baby lambs in the fields at night. We choose to celebrate His birth at this time of year. I believe He left heaven and chose to be born of the virgin Mary, in a town called Bethlehem.

Although I usually have a tree set up as well as some little Father Christmas’ ornaments and angels and other goodies the children have created through the years.  A nativity set has to hold pride of place. Jesus came to this earth as a baby and I want that to be the focus of our decorations.
Through the years we have had a knitted set, made by a lady called Mary, that I bought many years ago. I paid R100 for it. I had started a knitted set myself, made one shepherd and then lost the pattern. This lady had the pattern but wouldn’t let me have a copy as she made her money creating these sets to sell. The pattern was from an old living and loving magazine. Long story short we have had this knitted set for years. I have allowed the children to touch it and Rosie has  loved playing with it and making the people talk. Last year the boys kept moving baby Jesus and hiding him all over, under the manger, behind the wise men etc and she would get upset and shout at them.
This year I have a new nativity set. It is a Willowtree figurine set and I am sure that it will become a family heirloom in many years to come. I ordered it while visiting Shayne in June I love it so much already. It is precious and gorgeous.
I am not so sure I’ll be as free with letting the children touch it...we’ll have to see.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Debbie's challenge 94.

Favourite Ornament

Do you know I haven't got any ornaments that I would call favourite. I recently spent a weekend with some scrapping friends, and one of the girls buys her daughter a new ornament for the tree every year, with the plan that when she leaves  home she'll take them with her, I wish I'd thought of that .....or that my Mum had thought of that.

Perhaps it's something I could do for my grandchildren! (Some years off yet!!)

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Olivia's challenge 94.

This is from my 2009 Christmas journal, I love the new reindeer we got for our garden last year - can't wait to get them out again. They looks so pretty all lit up at night, especially when we have snow.

Monday, 6 December 2010

A second from Karen

journalling reads

Every year I think about changing all my tree decorations and going with a new colour scheme and every year i give up on that idea and buy something new in the old colours.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Design by Tina's - This time of year

 Just gorgeous detailed embellishments that beautifully depict the season.
 12 lovely patterned papers that can be used for loads of other things, not restricted to Christmas or Winter.

You can find it in the enchanted Studio Scraps here.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Heather's challenge 94.

Here is my submission from last year's December Daily book.

J: wedding cake
H: a house, because I love being home to raise the kids
Z: piano player
B: glass snowman
And for A, I picked her 1st Christmas ornament

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Karen introducing challenge 94.

A favourite Christmas ornament
It's origins, where you got it, who you got it from
why it is special
how you display it
it's imprtance to you
the story behind it
This is a suggestion by Julie (

Journalling reads
It might not be very old but it is very precious. My Nan bought this for Stanley Christmas 2003. She saw it in her sheltered housing and bought it. She gave it to him before Christmas ( while we were out of the room) because she couldn't wait to see his face. Nan won't with us the next year so it is a precious reminder of the time they had together