It's been getting just a bit crafty here for a wee moment in the still of night.
Here is a gratuitous shot of mother and son studying the complex art of making a cup of coffee for your father. See his new, yellow best friend/ pet. I found photos of it.
It will lie down,
roll over. But I digress. Back to crafty.
One of the offspring picked up a $3 white tree at the dollar shop much to my disinterest. It had one of those horrible bases.
We replaced it with a pot that was half buried in the garden and some rocks that were half burying it. Still a bit lame really.
Then last night about 10 pm while I was waiting for the forty chicken legs to cook (ah, Christmas!), I espied the cookie cutters from K-mart on the couch. So I started to trace and doodle into the shapes.
Then I thought I'd scan them so they could be water coloured on.
Then I cut them out and thought,"These look quite nice in black and white. I shall leave them so."
Waiting at swimming this morning I threaded some DMC embroidery thread through them.
Then we hung the little lovelies on the tree in the corner with some downloaded Anna Bartlett Christmas present tags.
I think I like it better than the bling tree. My retinas are fried today from tinsel and lights and that's just from a late night trip to the supermarket to buy AAA batteries for Secret Santa toys today. AAARGH! The Yuletide Duracell bunnies, Freddo with Rudolph ears, one metre teddies that will all end up at Ron and Brian's et al....too much.
There's only so much tinsel one can take at Christmas.
A little 'b and w' is quite soothing.
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