I was very excited, if not a little daunted by the task I had set myself in making an Advent House for my friend’s little boy Jacob …. not by the actual cutting and gluing, but the planning, I had virtually decided to make it almost the same as mine …. until a trip to HobbyCraft turned my idea completely on its head …..
….. when I saw these adhesive Advent Toppers, they cost £2.99, but there was a buy two get one free offer on selected Christmas stuff ….. so you can guess what happened, …. I got one and two spares, aghhhh!!!
But….. the colours didn’t go with the papers I had originally chosen to use …. so out came my paper box and I started all over again, opting for some Stampin’ Up papers in green, not a Christmas range, but perfect as a background and whose patterns were in perfect proportion to the drawers, plus a few pieces of red paper, their position to be decided once I got started.
The house was duly sprayed with a cream colour spray paint ….
…. drawers covered and roughly planned out with their numbered embellishment ………. which were given the FiddleFart treatment of a dusting of extra fine translucent glitter from Michaels, a present from Dianne in Florida a while ago.
And then I started to think about snowmen ….. which was followed by a stupid amount of time spent on the internet trying to find “the perfect snowman” x 5 ….. I failed, and went to bed wondering what to do …..!!
However when I got up next morning and started looking for something completely different I stumbled upon some wooden snowmen I had completely forgotten about … that were perfect,
I had spent too long looking for cutesy snowmen …. and this was an Advent House for a rufty tuffy little boy …. so the more “rustic” wooden snowmen I found were much better suited!
All the pieces were coming together slowly ……. and I was now covered in glue and my craftroom chaos ……
More tomorrow ….