Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Last Christmas Post!

Weather report: still plenty of snow on the ground, but sunny so hopefully it'll disappear soon. Temperature - blinkin' freezing!

Youngest niece Emily likes to do a bit of cuttin' & stickin' so I like to indulge her with the occasional crafting "toy" or goodies - well, you've got to foster those budding crafters, haven't you?
Last year we gave her a Cuttlekids machine and for her birthday part of her present was some new dies to go with it.
For Christmas though, I decided to fill one of those brightly painted buckets I bought in Woolworhs a couple of years ago (they've been hiding at the back of the cupboard ever since) with various crafty goodies. The bucket is quite big - they did two sizes and I bought a couple of each, this is one of the bigger ones.

In went a load of K&Co "Berry Sweet" papers, embellishments, mini scrapbook and other goodies. I filled an old Prima bottle with layers of different coloured little flowers and added a bag of bigger blooms. By the time I'd finished I couldn't actually remember what went in tbh. I didn't decorate the bucket, Em can do that if she wants to.

For her mum I made this birthday book using Fancy Pants papers to decorate it, I love this set and it was such a joy to use such non-Christmassy stash in the midst of all the Christmas madness!

I think that's about the lot for Christmas cards and presents 2008. Having had a nearly 2 weeks with very little crafting I'm finding it a struggle to get back into it again - the procrastinator in me won out yesterday and I failed to make a single thing so today I really really must get on with those thank you cards as I've a huge list of other crafting to get to once they're done.

Not least writing up my instructions on how to make my first project for the January Bubbly Funk kit (and finish the work on the other things I've been making with it!) I do love this kit though, and I think that if you're suffering a bit of after-Christmas-mojo-missingness this one might just be the thing to get you all enthused and desperate to craft again.

Here's a bigger sneak peek of what I'll be making on my Thursday Bubbly Scrumptious spot.....but if you pop over today, you'll find our fabby Kaz with a project showcasing more of the goodies in the BF shop


Kaz said...

Have I told you I want to be your niece?!! What a fab collection of goodies she has, I love the bright colours. And the notebook too!

Thanks for the nod today ha ha

Kaz xx

Hazel said...

Lots of gorgeous crafting again! Love the look of the January kit - glad I've ordered it. x

Karen said...

me me me I want to be your niece too!!!!!! What a superb pressie for her Kathy!

The little book is scrummy too and a brilliant idea XXX

Sue said...

Lucky Emily!! that is a fab pressie

Angelnorth said...

Lucky Emily to have such a thoughtful aunty, what a fab Christmas pressie - she'll get hours of fun from that! Lovely birthday book too, love the idea of adding some birthday quotes inside.

Janice said...

ooh I wish you were my aunty - hee hee! Looking forward to your kit project too.

Jen said...

Hi Kathy, glad you liked my tag card. Emilys bucket is fantastic, what a lucky girl, bet she didnt know where to start, I love the book too.
Jen x

Jozza said...

WOW!!! Kathy I bet your niece was over the moon with that. I know I would be!

I love the birthday book you made too.


PS. Very jealous of snow. Wish we had some.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog!!!
You have some great ideas and I can't wait to read more.
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Hiya Kathy!

I so want that bucket of goodies!
Lovely to hear from you and although I won't be indulging in many crafty pursuits in the near fueure I just know there will always be something here to keep my craft appeitite 'whetted'!!

I shall be living my 'crafty life' through you!


Gez said...

Two fabulous projects Kathy.

What a thoughtful, wonderful Aunty you are. I bet Emily was speechless. :o)

Superb book as well. XX