Saturday, 29 November 2008

Pretty Baubles

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I think the next few posts will be all Christmas related. It was another long and busy day at work. I'm completely over it.

Anyway, I've tried to be creative in my down time. I was inspired by some pretty baubles I saw in a catalogue. I decided to make some myself.

This is a scan from the Domayne catalogue. The little bubble part is my inspiration. It's a glass bauble filled with feathers.

Here's my version. A plastic bauble and turkey feathers from Art Riot

I used pastel coloured feathers for this one. The real being they ran out of white ones at the shop.
This was taken last night in the city. It was the lighting of the Christmas tree, which Jason and I didn't get to see as we just wanted to go to Borders. It was such a beautiful night through a bit windy. My picture is a bit blurry as well. Hard to take pics at night without a flash. 

I thought I would try and make some Christmas mini note cards. This is what I came up with. It was inspired by a magazine. 

I adore Cristina Re paper. The butterfly is made from some Cristina Re paper that came free with the Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I hope to put this set up in my shop. I hope you like it.

Anyway, until next time.

Friday, 21 November 2008

A little peak...

I have a big weekend of work and other social engagements. It's always so busy this time of the year. I have work tomorrow from 8-4:30 (originally 5 but I got a half hour off). First it's off to an engagement party (I swear everyone is getting engaged lately!), then a birthday. I have work until wednesday, with Tuesday night being Myerone VIP night. Sigh so it means a long day of work being 10-9pm, then an 8 o'clock start the next day.

Anyway, I've been so excited about Christmas that I put the tree up already. I'm slowly buying more items as it get closer to Christmas. I can't help it working in the trim section.

Here's a collage of some pretty decorations I have bought this year.

I know it's not the most fantastic photos of the items. I was drawn to these colours. I wasn't even going to have a colour theme. But I love the jewelled pink, blue and purple. With some gold, and a tiny bit of silver and crystal coloured. 

This is my tiny 2ft pink tree that I feel in love with and just had to buy. These are the colours I chose for it. The purple, teal and frosted, glittery white. I might have a gold star on top though when I'm finished with it.

This is a little project I have been working on in my down time. I'm in the biggest fairy tale mood. I scanned some picture from some of my favourite images in a Brother's Grim picture book and turned the images into mini envelopes. They are the photos on the left. The pictures on the right are from this flickr user. She has got hundreds are wonderful images. 

I just had to share this. It's part of my backyard I took this morning. I love how green the grass is and the trees. It's been raining and storming here for the past few days. Huge storms that one area has been declared a disaster zone. I was at work last night and the lights kept on flickering. My mum said the hail stones were huge and there was so much lightning. 

This is a picture of my desk. It's terribly messy. I have so many projects going on I can't seem to keep it clean. The rest of my room look much the same. 

Anyway, I want to share more christmas things in future posts.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Christmas is coming soon

Yes it is. Working in retail it has been coming for a few months. A few weeks ago Jason and I went to check out the unveiling of the Myer Christmas windows in the city central store. When we got there it was so busy with children we decided to check out the windows later on that night.
The photos are very clear as it was hard to take a photo at night time. This is just a few photos of the windows.

I think this one is quite cute with all the letters. I would love a room full of letters as well.

The windows were cute and it was great to be caught up in all the excitement of the children looking at each display.

Jason reading a kids book in Borders. We love to go there and just browse around. There is so much to look at all the time.

And we have to drink a Gloria Jeans coffee or in my case hot chocolate. Plus we had some Krispy Kreme doughnuts. You don't realise how excited everyone in Brisbane was when they opened a store here. Yum!

Last Friday Caeleb had a Christmas concert for his kindy. I had some videos but for some reason the sound didn't come out when I loaded them. Sigh. But this is Cael in his kindy room with a present from his parents. The children were all given a gift from the parents from their teachers. 
A photo with mum. Caeleb and Liz my sister in law. In his hand he is holding a tiny canvas and easel. It was a present from his kindy teachers. I thought it is absolutely adorable. Caeleb is very creative as well. He loves to colour in and make things. 

And this was another gift from the teachers. All his work in a special folder. I had a video of him telling me about his folder but no the sound didn't come out of that either. 

Anyway, I want to do a Christmas decorating post soon. I've been buying some decos from work. It's hard not to resist seeing as I'm working in the christmas trim section. 

Friday, 7 November 2008

SHE Christmas Gala 2008

Last Saturday night I attended the SHE Christmas Gala supper at my church. It was to raise money for the rescue home we have in Cambodia. The same home that I would like to go to one day (as part of my 101 things). 

I really can't pose properly. Bymyself. But with someone else I'm a little more natural. lol. So look past the stupid stance. 

Mum and me. She's wearing an outfit from Malaysia. She thought to wear it to be different.

My lovely sister in law Liz and me. I was going to buy the same dress as she's wearing but in teal. Good thing I didn't =)

This is Paula, Liz's mum, my mum, Liz and me. We all went together and had a girls night out. 

My nephews and I. Isaiah always seems to close his eyes in photos and Caeleb was cranky for this photo. 

Cael in a better mood. He was willing to take a 'funny' photo with me. 

The boys. Isaiah is such a huge fan of Ben 10. It's everywhere here. Since I work in the kids section I know lol. 

Wish I was able to get a better photo of our table. It was beautiful! The decorations were lovely. But it was hard to get good photos because of the lighting. That pinky/red drink was so good and refreshing. Perfect for an Aussie Christmas.

Lizzy and me inside. This was taken on her awesome camera. It was such a lovely night. Full of food, laughter, friendship and we were able to help out a great cause. 

I tried to take a photo but it didn't turn out too well. This is what the tickets looked like. They also had these baubles to buy and the money went towards the rescue home. We kept a bauble and a bauble went to the girls in the home with a personalised message from us. It was a lovely gesture.

This whole night made me really think about how blessed I truly am. The stories made me cry, there was one that especially moved me. I wanted to help. Which is why I would love to go over sometime maybe next year to Cambodia to help out. For the time being I'm wanting to host a High tea or something similar and have proceeds go towards the home. 

I truly feel passionate about helping out others. This is why I have a sponsor child and why I would like to have another one sometime. I know I am so blessed to live here in Australia and I don't ever want to take it for granted.