Good Morning Ladies,
Just a few lovely things to share with you today, mostly because I forgot to photograph the giftboxes I made before I left home on Thursday morning.
First up is the Stunning Christmas card we received from Lynda for the whole family, I cannot get across to you how stunning that background is, its the 'caught in crystal technique' but this one is just breath taking, Lynda has mixed Pixie Powders with Glitter and Mica or Brusho's I think, the colours are just so vibrant. Its an unusual Christmas card but also a stunning one. Thank you so much Lynda xxx
Michele has shared some of her Christmas crafts with us, the first two items are Advent Calendars,
Michele had the Frames made by a friend and then made the boxes and decorated them, I know that Christine Emberson sells the boxes that her Dad makes on her Hope & Chances website (in case you want to have a go).
Michele has decorated the two boxes differently, both are amazing and so much fun too, you can fill the boxes with whatever you choose. I love them both Michele, such an amazing idea, especially as the beauty calendars are so expensive these days, you could make your own version of a beauty calendar. I watched a review online for one of those calendars and it cost £50, the contents were supposed to be worth £80 but actually were worth no more than £10 it was shocking waste of money.
Michele's third project is a boxed set of cards, such a fantastic gift for someone that can't get out or to sell and Craft fairs, I would never thought of using an acetate lid Michele, so thanks for the inspiration. It's also a good way of using up packs of toppers. Such a clever idea.
Thank you so much Michele for sharing your ideas. xxx
Margaret has shared these very special family photographs, the two photographs are of Sue & Margaret with all of the Grand/Great Grandchildren on 'Stir Up Sunday' making the Christmas Puddings and Christmas cakes, what an amazing family tradition, all of the children look like they are totally enjoying themselves including little Penny.
Thank you so much for sharing such special memories with us all Margaret. xxx
We had another lovely day yesterday, we started off by having a walk around Borough Market, wow what an amazing experience, there was so much going on, so many people, I think that they must sell every different kind of food in the world there. There was live cooking, lots to see, smell and sample, had we not have been restricted by what we could carry we would have had very full bags!! How amazing must it be to have that as your local food market, I will add that not all smells were pleasant, we went past one particular area that had me gagging! An amazing experience though.
We went from there to the Tate Modern, which is a fantastic experience, we did have a few 'scratch your head' moments where we just couldn't 'get the point' of the piece, there were also some mind blowing exhibits, we were in there for a good few hours too.
We then walked back the hotel for a cuppa and a break before getting ready for going out to dinner and to see the Lion King, the show was absolutely Bloomin Brilliant, we had front row seats next to a aisle so we got to see the characters very close up, the two + hours simply flew by, I am so pleased we popped in to see if they had tickets, we were concerned that we would have been to close but we saw everything and could also see the orchestra. The singing was outstanding and the choreography was mind blowing. That was truly money well spent.
We will do a little shopping and head home today, I have loved every minute of our little break and can't wait for the next one.
I hope that you all have a lovely weekend,
Love and hugs