Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Leading up to New Year and over to 2008

Well Lady's here it is my Sweet Treats and Roses Swap all made to look worn and tatted, the image is a photo I had taken my self as I sell these leading up to Valentine Day, in packs of 6, the photo flips open like a book revealing the recipe inside, and let me just say lady's I worked my butt off as each and everyone is hand made all 42 of them, yes crazy me, I should of made one and photo coped it, and some lucky lady will have the one of a kind gift tag, love to keep it myself, but in return I will receive a beautiful one of tag form one of you lovely lady's. actually you all get a one of well one of 42, but still not to mass production!!!! hee, heee.

Well Happy New Year to each and everyone of you and your family's, may this year be prosperous for us all, and filled with joy, love and happyness.........2008


Can you believe this weather we are having, one minute major down pour, now scorching hot weather, 42 degrees, is that about 110 -130 Fahrenheit, put it this way couldn't breath, windy, very hot and dry, look at my plants dried out and dying and look at my new seaside daisy's dead, and the other cottage flowers, snow and white lady are all DEAD!!! cry, cry, cry. I kept up the water and put them in the shade, nothing helped, Melbourne had two days of this. Well I just have to go back to the market on the weekend and buy more.

Some hydrangeas my father gave me from his garden boxing day, now housed in a vintage electric kettle jug in my kitchen, these are one of my favorite flowers.

Greeting us at the door of my mother and fathers house are these beautiful miniature villages, they are sooo beautiful, just love them.
This is looking through into the lounge room and dinning room, there are lights twinkling on and off everywhere, it looked so beautiful and my cherubs just loved it.
How mean am I, I made my mother reset the whole table when we arrived just so I could take photo's, but she didn't complain, Oh did you notice the windows in the background, they are sprayed with can ice, looks very real. Mum went with the gold and white theme on the table.
I so want to get me some of these, they are stunning, the photo doesn't show the true beauty of these flower Christmas ornaments, love to know where they are from my father wont tell, tears!

Hubby loooooved his new toy for the garden, it a garden blower and mulcher

Ok, Ok I know I don't look that glam in the morning as I just got out of bed, my girls put on the santa hat, hand me my chrissy present and took this beautiful photo, LOL
This is my little cherub above Anastasia (AKA, Sta) loving her chrissy cup full of lollies, and santa lollie pop, BIG sweet tooth this one
And my other cherub Maddison also loving her cup of lollies, we did take alot of photo's but for some reason most of the photo's came out blurred, my cherubs loved all the presents they received. And what little girl wouldn't
Wrapped voucher's for the boy's in the family, I have to tell they all looked so wonderful under the tree I didn't want to move them.
WOW !!! love all the prettys, magpies at it again, everything twinkling and sparkling, hee...hee

Now this is what my vintage wallpaper wrapping paper looks like, that I sell in my store. I wrapped my mother's Christmas present in and to top it off I used one of Angelina's beautiful Pink Christmas tags from, my mother just loved everything, including what was in side.
I tryed my hand at some Christmas cones, I made five of them to house gift vouchers for my family and friends, instead of a boring ol christmas card, I added the little reindeer's in the top to cover the voucher, I thought they turned out quite cute, and so did they, but I must say all you lady's out there that make these do a much better job, so I think I'll leave it to you.
How cute are these little Christmas reindeer's I found.... I'm will to part with, I have 6 pink ribbon, and 6 blue if any of you lovely ladys would like any, they are $2.00 each, just let me know.
Well first this first, we had a major down pour of rain this is just the beginning, our gutting didn't stand up to the rain, the front porch was the same, water started running inside our bedroom, lucky we stopped it before it reached our new carpet.


Amy-Razz Pizazz Boutique said...

What beautiful Wrapping paper and Mussie Tussie's! Happy New year to you my dear :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Looks like you had a great christmas.Your Mum did a greatjob of the christmas decorations.
Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Kirstie! Oh no, the seaside daisies and cottage plants, so sad to see that happen! Your parents place is lovely, those Christmas flower ornaments are amazing, can't you twist your fathers arm to tell! Looks like a wonderful family Christmas was had by all :) Jenn and Jacqui

Sherry said...

Kirstie, your Christmas looked splendid and fun and full of beautiful things!! Wishing you only the best of the best for 2008 my Aged Vintage Papier sister!!

craftyhala said...

I joined the sweet treats swap and can't wait to get your recipe.


Donna Layton said...

Hi Kirstie,
I love your blog! Beautiful things you made at Christmas. It's so hard for me to imagine hot weather at Christmas.
I think you need to hog tie your dad until he relents on where those ornaments came from! They are wonderful. I also love the wrapping paper that looks like vintage wallpaper. I need some of that!
Now, Anastasia & Maddison???? I'm thinking we will be forced to go with 8x10 or 6x12. Of course, we could always go with the nickname "Sta" but that seems kind of skimpish! Did you really NEED to D's in Maddison??? ;);)