Saturday, 29 November 2014

Week 290/291 - Last Minute Gifts

Good Morning Everyone,

Well only 5 sleeps to go! and hopefully you are all just about there with all of your Christmas plans.  We had 2 fabulous get-togethers this week at the shop with a traditional quiz and card game, a lovely spread (as my Nan would have called it!) and fabulous company from our lovely crafty customers and friends.
This weeks Challenge at Allsorts will carry on for 2 weeks as it will carry over Christmas. 
As you know a few weeks ago the lovely Kathryn Sturrock came over to the shop and we had a workshop with her.  We all made some amazing flowers but we also made a very cute Gingerbread man and I have made mine into a little gift.

He is made out of Fimo and then sat on the top of a jar with the lid covered in Martha Stewart paper clay.  The buttons have been made using a Katy Sue Mould and paper clay and then painted with acrylic paint.  I have filled the the jar with chocolate money.
This is a little closer shot ........................
Isn't he cute! 
I had an absolute ball at the workshop and have asked Kathryn to come back next year to so we can have another go.
I thought being as though the Challenge goes for 2 weeks I would show you another gift and this is a plaque that I made and sent to our family in Bermuda.

We have a superb sponsor this week - Marianne Designs and so it is definately worth having a go at the Challenge. Pop over to the Challenge Blog and have a look at the other lovely designs from the Design Team.
This won't be my last post before Christmas I will pop in again to post before the big man in red comes to visit so keep an eye out.
Until then, enjoy the last few days leading up to Christmas and don't get too stressed out and tired - it is only for one day! we all need to enjoy it.
Thankyou for popping in and please leave a comment for me - you know how I love to read them.
Bye for now,
Jo xx

4 comments:

  1. Hi Jo
    How cute the little Gingerbread Man is & love the Christmas Poinsettia Plaque, absolutely stunning.
    You've inspired me to have a go at making one of those.
    love your newsletters to see what amazing creation awaits & always love to see you on the C & C shows.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & wonderful new year

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

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  2. Very cute! Two super projects...Happy Christmas Jo, Carole Z X

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  3. Two very gorgeous gifts Jo, your gingerbread man is so cute.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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