10 November 2010

getting crafty...red and white string

This wonderful bakers' string arrived for me today from an online vintage fabric emporium called Donna Flower, and it even arrived in a matching red and white striped paper bag, held closed by a piece of Japanese masking tape...I love a nice bit of attention to detail. I'm bursting to do more Christmas crafting.  I've had quite a pom pom focus so far, making a random selection of coloured balls for decorating parcels and two garlands - one for us (snowballs) and another as a gift (rainbow).  I'll get around to taking some snaps and uploading them soon.

My boyfriend and I have also made an advent calendar for each other, based on these posts from Bugs and Fishes and Nice Package, using little brown envelopes, covered in a variety of backgrounds (doilies, graph paper, flock wrapping paper and pages from a damaged vintage book) and paper numbers using the same papers, and then stuffed with little gifts and notes and decorations, well that's what I've put in P's...I don't know what's in mine and I hope they are on their way.  P is working in America just now so he's sent them in the post...I hope!  He's got odd numbers and I've got even numbers so every day one of us will open an envelope, not only counting down the days until Christmas but also the days until we see each other next.  I'm very excited!

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