Friday, 27 November 2009

Christmas Candles

I have to say I like doing candles, I just dont like doing them at the last minute and that is what I ended up doing today, 20 candles that should have been done by someone else, but for various reasons it didnt was a chore, but worth it when I saw them finished.

First Foot Kits

I suggested the craft group make some First Foot Kits to sell at the craft fayre, the lady who took on this task, phoned me lastnight and said she could not manage, so surprise, surprise, I ended up with them. However, I really enjoyed making them, probably because its been a while since I last made them.

For those of you unfamiliar with the custom of "First Footing", this is the term used in Scotland for the first person who steps into your house, after midnight at New Year, hence the term "First Foot". However, it is not that simple, the first person to step in, should be dark headed and must not come empty handed, thus ensuring your house never goes without in the year ahead.
So to make sure you are welcome at any door as a first foot, this kit contains

Shortbread - may you always have food to eat
Money (5p) - may your purse always hold a coin or two
Coal - may you always have warmth in your home
Whiskey - to toast your health
attached to the ribbon is also a Scottish prayer

O thou who kindly dost provide
For ev'ry creature's want!
We bless the God of Nature wide,
For all Thy goodness lent.

And if it please Thee, heavenly Guide,

May never worse be sent;
But, whether granted or denied,
Lord, bless us with content.

Snowman Soup and Snowman Poop

I seem to be on a never ending round of craft fayres at the moment, at Church, school and Girls Brigade. Today I had fun with snowman soup and snowman poop, someone told me they thought snowman poop was awful and would be a terrible thing to give to a child, all I can say is they dont know kids (old and young) very well...what kid would not love to boast of eating snowman poop LOL...I know mine would.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Wizard of Oz Cyber Crop

Well I managed Friday night and all of Saturday, but thanks to the cold, I did not take part on Sunday at all....which was pretty rotten as I really wanted to do it all. Oh well roll on the next one:)

Here are some of the LO's I did, I also did the Christmas countdown project goodness that took me a while...did not like it at first but it is growing on me:)

Time to Go Home
We're off to see the Wizard
Twister and Shout
Scarecrow Challenge, hand stitching
Ruby Slippers, design a title
Lions Challenge, bravery, strength, courage
Dorothy challenge, people who are there for you on lifes journey

Friday, 13 November 2009

Precrop Challenge

Today is the start of the cyber crop over on UK scrappers. This is a LO I did for the pre crop challenge, I must say it looked better in my head than it does on paper:lol: anyway its done now. The LO was to be about someone or something that means home to you, so my LO is of my family, because "Home" will always be where they are...awwwh I know sick making isnt it :lol:

Friday, 6 November 2009

Christmas Fayre

I was asked by the organiser of our Church Fayre to give them some ideas of some cheap and cheerful things they could make. The bits and pieces I came up with are just to bulk out any table that may not look too full. I also passed these ideas along to my friend for her school enterprise.

Snowman Soup
Rudolph Candy Canes

Test Tube Sweets

Christmas Paper Bags

Ribbon Angel