Thanks for popping in.
The countdown is on for Christmas, and so today was THE day for cleaning, decorating the house and getting the beds ready for when the family land. The thing about letting the house go for weeks without cleaning is that when you do eventually brace yourself and roll your sleeves up, you get a real sense of achievement, with an undercurrent of “Yikes”
You know that old Yellow Pages ad,
“…and you don’t want to know what they’ve done to your bathroom!” Yes. It was one of those moments.
Anyway. All lovely and smelling of roses now.
So HURRY HOME children!!! And I’ve already told Dave he’s not allowed to use the upstairs bathroom till Christmas now.
But I have really enjoyed today. Cut a beech branch from the garden, suspended it in the kitchen and dressed it with all my old German ornaments. Then Dave came home with a fabulous tree, and I dressed that. Titivated and decorated for a few hours, then plugged in my latest Audible Book by Phillip Pullman, the Tiger in the Well, and set to cleaning and hoovering.
Now that’s my idea of a very pleasant day.
Then I came up here to chat to you and blog an idea I had whilst putting up the decs….
SHRINK PLASTIC ORNAMENTS
I do enjoy a bit of shrink plastic, don’t you?
So let’s have a play.
Stamp one of the 4 large Christmas rounds
onto a sheet of translucent shrink with a Black Archival.
Cut them out, leaving a slight edge around the outside.
I was thinking about a good friend of mine, so thought I would make a bauble with her name on it. Micron Pen.
Punched a hole in the top.
One minute in the AGA on a teflon tray. Perfect.
No need for colour. Just lovely as is.
Look how much smaller it gets when you shrink it!
See the Brenda Bauble? I hung both from the same hook, so they look the same on both sides.
If I had more time I could make a whole family tree!
Wouldn’t that be neat?
Time to go watch a film, kick back, do nothing.
Or listen to my book. It has me gripped!
Love & Hugs,
PS I think a Shrink Plastic Revival session on telly is what’s needed! Let me sort something out!!