I really wanted to to finish the garland I had started, using the sweet little tree shapes and Noel banners from the Romantic White Christmas e-zine. I had already completed the tree topper, and used a chubby little cherub in its center. I liked the cherub so much, I decided to add him to the little fireplace garland -
I'll show you the completed garland a little later in the post.
For the last 25 years or so, the Christmas decorations in our drawing room have been white, silver and clear glass. And not much changes, lol. Occasionally I buy some additional ornaments, but my boys won't allow me to change anything really. You wouldn't think they are all grown men in their twenties, would you? " Its tradition, mum", they say. This year though, I am adding a few new things, I think I can get away with it, tehehehee. I have made some white lace flowers to go into a bowl with white and clear glass baubles and some silvered pine cones -
I also did another bit of crafting, messing around with glue and paper and this, my bestest friend, lol -
It is an old wallpaper roller, you know, to roll over the edges, to make sure they are properly stuck down. It works a treat when making tags or anything flat where glue is involved. These are little snippets of a project I just completed, but can't really show you properly yet -
And while I am showing you crafty stuff, I thought I'd show you a couple of velvet strawberries I made the other day, sort of prototypes. I had seen some vintage velvet strawberries somewhere on the net a while ago, and liked them so much, I had to try making some. I embroidered them with some seed pearls. Not sure yet how to deal with the green bits, lol, I tried a couple of different things, as you can see. I think cutting one piece of green felt, shaped like the green leafy crown on a strawberry might be best, but I also like the ruffle on top. Hmm. We'll see, I'll have another go after Christmas.
Right, back to the garland. I started putting the Christmas decoration up in the drawing room. Didn't get very far, because our Hector was very ill this morning with a high fever. After a couple of injections at the vet, and lots of tlc, he is feeling a little better this evening, and eating his favourite scoobie snacks again. I'll have to finish the Christmas decorations in the drawing room tomorrow, but at least the fireplace garland is up. Here it is -
And here is one of my little white birdies, which I have had for many years. They are such dear little things -
If my darling Hector is better tomorrow, and doesn't need constant cuddles from his mummy, then I'll finish off the drawing room decs and show you tomorrow. Fingers crossed.