Just before the end of the school term I managed to complete a couple of journals for two lovely teachers who have now moved on to other things. As always I am so organised and had plenty of time to complete them (laugh now!). The pattern is from Thimbelinas blog over here.
no snit binding tutorial. A little tricky through all those layers including plastic but we got there :/
We had some mini cans for the kids to keep them cool at the pool and I wondered how we might keep track of 'whose is whose'! A quick last minute idea of printed tags came together with some A4 cardboard backing and paper spray glue.
It worked quite well......for those that used them (LOL)
On the back of my canvas (below) there were two saw tooth hangers. They have had me stumped for a while. After watching a you tube video and a visit to the hardware store I made my own marking 'tool' from cardboard and a thumbtack......worked quite well actually (yes I surprised myself!). Screwed in some nylon plasterboard screws that are quite easy to use and we were done.
A large wall candle sconce delivered to my local post office completed the next section above the stove.....and the other side is still coming together!
A few days after this we also managed to squeeze in a 40th birthday BBQ for my love....so it was all happening just before Christmas :)
I love the excitement from the kids on Christmas morning. It's a special time. I loved watching their reactions as they opened their gifts. This lovely little guy was given to my Miss 13 from my eager little Miss 8. I had promised to help her make a little something for her sister and this candy cane reindeer is what we came up with on Christmas Eve, thanks to this great tutorial at beafunmum.com.
I am glad it was them in the water and not me!