Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Marc's Guest Spot ......

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On Saturday the postman bought me two wondrous parcels from Marc ….  one I am forbidden to open until Christmas Day and it’s now hidden at the bottom of my wardrobe emitting wonderful lavender smells, the other was full of crafty stuff, it was like Pandora's Box  (but more of that in a later post in the New Year ….)
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But I was allowed  to open the box that my Christmas card was in,  just how beautiful is it?  I admit I went all unnecessary and had to blow my nose several times ... to maintain a certain level of dignity!
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It’s more than a card, its a labour of love……. …. and after Christmas I shall have it framed so it will be with me everyday on my desk at work.
I can’t believe the detail ….. the papers, the lace and the beautiful, beautiful handmade pins …….
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...... and I thought I was the Queen of the Flat Backed Gem but Marc has positively usurped me!
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Even the inside is exquisite, but the silly whatsit wouldn’t write inside it because he says his writing is pants!  What is he like …..?  Thank you Marc, I adore it xxxxx

Gingerbread Man Calendar

Gingerbread Man 2012 Calendar
I just love gingerbread men and felt I had to make myself a little calendar to hang up in my craft room.  The shapes are made of foam with a self adhesive backing, and are so cute, especially the moggy.
Gingerbread Man Calendar 2012
All I’ve done is add “cherry” noses to all the figures using flat backed gems, plus a few for buttons here and there and a bit of faux stitching.