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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Tuesday 1st December

Its the most exciting 1st of the month in the year!! Chocs have been eaten....daily activity discovered...
And cards have indeed been made.....
Nothing fancy - pva glue on a saucer, plastic cookie cutters and glitter glitter glitter!!!
I even let them freestyle no mummy taking over, I don't usually do glitter or resisting the urge to take over - it was good just leaving them alone...feel sorry for my big boys now lol!! All those years of no like this - ooh mummy help you ;)

glitter is everywhere....thank goodness for an oilcloth topped table is all I can say!!!
And my family will all hate me when they open these glittery beauties ha ha!! Well so far I love the activity a day idea...and the next couple of days I have kept simple so hopefully it will be enjoyable all the way through.

I have received some parcels through the post recently that I haven't shared yet....aswell as the stitchery made by Hetty I blogged about yesterday, I also won a charity auction over on the forum I frequent.
This very clever lady had made a stunning pegbag, and as this was the pegbag in use at the time, I just knew it was destined to live with me....here's an action shot.... (taken on Monday morning..that blue sky didn't last!!!!)
and a close up....

Mary also sent me some lovely vintage fabric scraps which I shall use for patchwork, all tied up in a vintage lace trimmed hanky...the pieces on the left are conveniently cut into big bunting triangles so I shall be backing them in a plain fabric and making big bunting!!

I also had a bit of retail therapy in a fellow bloggers shop...

a little hanging cottage, which has found its home on my glazed cupboard in the dining room..the detail is fantastic.

Now it is December it is officially Christmas, and although I am holding out on putting up the trees for a few more days , the real one will be chosen on Sunday, I can now bring out some Christmassy bits and trim up slowly slowly. I have sadly realised that all the things I was going to make for this year are still on the fabric shelf..but I'm sure I can get the look I want with the assistance of a few new purchases!!

Hoping to blog more in December - its my favourite month and one which is never short of stuff going on, I am up most mornings way too early with the baby's itchy and scratchy show so I figure I can utilise that time....

7 comments:

Floss said...

I love the cards - I was a very 'take it off them and do it properly' mum at first, but gradually learnt to let go (mostly, anyway!)

I use that Bookstart book to carry extra bits and bobs for my lessons! They were good, sturdy bags, but I like your new peg bag a whole lot better...

jo said...

Those are great cards,I'm sure the family won't mind a lttle glitter on the carpet when they oprn them.

I too was the same as you always wanting everything to be perfect so I ended up taking over.

I love that peg, what gorgeous colours!

Jo xx

Florence and Mary said...

Its so quiet in blogland at the moment isn't it! I guess we're all off having fun with glitter.

Victoria xx

made with love said...

Oh what a lovely idea, an activity a day. I love those cards. what a brave lady. Glitter freestyle. I would be interfering I just know it.
December is just the greatest month isn't it?
Rachael XX

Kaye said...

What a cute idea! And how brave you are! I haven't let my grandchildren use glitter and I rarely let my kids use it. I'm always impressed with those who do glitter! :)

VintageVicki said...

Love the cards your little ones have made.

Used to love helping my 2 make cards when they were small - a thin layer of glitter all over the floor from October to August!!

Very pretty peg bag :)

Floss said...

Hi again, Claire - may I use one or two of your lovey photos for my next Advent post, please? I'm trying to do a collection of images from the Pause in Advent bloggers, to go with the text I've chosen.