Friday, December 14, 2012

makings



My christmas organizing seems to finally be kicking into gear. The menu is almost done. The all important rolled pork and ham are to be ordered from the local butcher today. Beads have been baked (inspiration here) and are waiting to be strung for presents, christmas cards stamped and more flowers picked (not that that has anything really to do with christmas, but it does put a smile on my face). My blouse is coming along slowly (three muslin versions later!).

And my first little ornament from the swap arrived. The cutest little wreath from Rochelle of Rockmelon Recycled. Isn't it lovely? Thank you Rochelle.

I'm afraid all this crafting hasn't left a lot of time for blogging. So, while it may not be quite as regular these holidays, I will still be stopping in as often as I am able.


Hoping that all well in your world.


16 comments:

Val said...

You are busy woman!! Love seeing all your goodies!

Heather said...

Its very inspiring to see your creative juices flowing.
Lovely gifts and cards. Doesn't it feel good when you have your children making things too?

yardage girl said...

Everything looks gorgeous! I hope to get time to make some beads during the "break" too. If I don't get to visit again soon, Merry Christmas, Tania!

dear molly said...

We're slowing getting into the christmas spirit here too with the kids crafting and baking up a storm.
Love the yellow beads Tania, Tegan wants to give bead making a go over the holidays so we've been slowly collecting a range of colours.
x

tea with lucy said...

so much busy and so much beautiful!

... the creative juices are flowing over this way too.

rachel xo

A little bit Country said...

Lovely photos. Beading is on our holiday to do list. I love all the bright colours and it will be something really nice to do with my eldest. The stamp set that you have for the cards is a great idea. Have a lovely weekend Tania xo

Naturally Carol said...

You have been busy Tania! Your cards are so pretty. Your new wreath reminds me of nasturtians..very summery and beautiful...and your new blouse will be gorgeous and cool too. The fabric looks so light and fine.

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

oh this is when you know Christmas is here! looks delightful at yours! I think all the girls in blog craft land are making sculpey beads - love your colours and putting them in egg cartons - genius! happy chrissy planning x

Little Nan said...

Love your Christmas cards!! I had intentions of making cards too but left it way too late and only halfway through writing on store bought cards, hopefully actually send them off early next week! Next year...homemade creations!!

Kim H said...

Oh lovely, Tania. It's all looking so Christmassy and busy in your home. We are about to stamp on our Xmas gift tags today and I'm trying to finish the Christmas shopping which actually only really started yesterday! Yikes. Haven't got it together this year at all. Looks like you have, though. Enjoy! x

Christina Lowry said...

That wreath is so beautiful! Rochelle is very clever, as are you Tania! Look at those sweet beads and cards. I'm yet to make cards this year. It has just escaped me. I looked at the blank cards in the craft shop and realised it was cheaper to buy ready made cards at the store than to make them and felt a bit defeated by that. Think I will go ahead anyway. Cohen made cards will be more meaningful. Can't wait to see the beads strung up!

Ooh, liking the look of your top too. Peter pan Collars are so awesome. I love them. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. xx

Becky said...

I think a lot of us are quiet for the very same reason... CRAFTING! I still have so many things to make before Christmas so my blog post(s) will most likely be every 3 or 4 days until after the BIG day. You've got some wonderful things going on at your house and thanks for sharing them.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful projects on the go. The fabric is very beautiful.

rockmelon recycled said...

Glad you enjoyed your ornament, looks like a splendid Christmas was had by all. xx

oscarlucinda said...

Oh that blouse! I die......x

Dee said...

gosh, that blouse is STUNNING! what pretty fabric