A recap of Christmas 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

I left you with promises of more to come but I – as I suspect everybody- got caught in Christmas preparations, which means I was diligently working on the “more” part just haven’t got any time to post it! I need to work on my time management this year…

Then January came…and went while I was sick. Winter in Greece is cheeky; the sun is out but it’s windy so in the shade you’re cold, in the sun you’re hot. Getting sick? -Absolutely inevitable.

But that’s all behind us now (for good I hope, at least for this year) and we can concentrate on lovelier things… like crafting!

So, the projects I didn’t get to show you last time include treats I made for my daughters’ classmates and teachers. There were chocolate-spoons (for stirring in milk), chocolate bars in snowman-disguise and Christmas inspired, spicy loose-tea mixes for cold nights to come.

My older daughter even composed a song for the chocolate milk spoons:

Rudolf, the red nose raindeer

has a very shiny nose,

and if you sing together

Rudolf’s antlers’ll jingle more.

Then at midnight Christmas Eve,

Santa came to say,

Rudolf, give those kids some treat

chocolate-spoon in milk to drink.

All of the kids love Rudi

and everyone is so happy,

Mister, go play a song

so everybody can sing along.

Kids and teachers equally enjoyed the treats.

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Birdhouse a’la Snapdragon Snippets

I have a really long list of gifts to craft and my time alone and undisturbed is coming to an end soon (tho that doesn’t mean I’ll stop crafting of course!)  I still need to make a god head-start on some Christmas projects too. 🙂

One of the gifts I wanted to make is this birdhouse for my Grandma. I purchased the file in the Silhouette on-line store and made it bigger. It is a fairly simple assembly but I didn’t want it to be so “plain” so I searched my SVGCuts file-library and found the bird that was an embellishment on the matchbox book. Made it double-sided so it can “sit” on branches that were also SVGCuts files.

 

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Matchbox book

May is a busy month what with Summer so near, school-year close to the finish line, exams, recitals, concerts, you name it we’ve done it this month!

In addition, on the very last day of May it’s my Father’s birthday. He likes to read, listen to music and collects postal stamps so I’ve combined  all these things and made him a matchbox style book (SVGCuts Spirit of Christmas Past kit). The book is approx. 5x5x2.

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