Thursday, November 5, 2009

All of a sudden...

...it's Thursday again! Is it just me, or are the weeks flying by at the moment? Won't be long and it will be Christmas!

Not much time for crafting just lately, but here's what I've been working on :)

Part 4 of my Little Bluebirds Block of the Month...just working on the blanket stitching around these gorgeous flowers. For a while I didn't have any stitching prepared for this, and a few people at Riley's trampoline training commented that I wasn't stitching...LOL! I didn't realize I was so predictable!

And then, there's this....


...oh boy, has this taken some time :) It's a Kaisercraft Advent Calendar, and comes in lots of raw cardboard and MDF pieces, all ready to paint, and cover, and decorate and assemble.

I've used Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses for the entire thing...and I am still in love with this range :) The tree is made from acetate and a doily from Basic Grey...if you want to see how I've done it, you will have to pop into Tomorrows Memories! They stock all the bits and pieces that I've used to create this piece :)
After I took the above photos, I decided that every Christmas tree needs presents underneath, so after days of procrastinating, I stayed up late last night and created these...


...and they are very tiny! I had to think outside the square to come up with how I was going to do this...I wonder if you can guess what's wrapped up in those little rectangular boxes?
I printed lots and lots of photos yesterday, so am hoping I can get a little inspiration happening in the LO department...here's hoping!
Have a great day
TTFN xxx


9 comments:

~KRISTY~ said...

OMG SUZI, YOUR ADVENT CALENDAR IS JUST STUNNING, I CAN REALLY SEE HOW MUCH TIME HAS GONE INTO GETTING IT DONE, WELL DONE IT WAS WELL WORTH THE EFFORT, THE TREE LOOKS AMAZING AND THE LITTLE PRESSIES ARE JUST THE SWEETEST!

Tomorrow's Memories said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!! The presents do finish it off. See you on Saturday!!!! Vickim Jo & Clori

Tracey said...

Suzi the Advent Calender is just PERFECT!! love how you made the tree, you are very clever! Awesome work :)

Jenni said...

I truly love that advent calendar. The kids will love using that each year I bet.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Suzie your advent calendar is amazing - love all the intricate details and the pretty embellishments. The little gifts are the perfect finishing touch. No doubt it will become a family heirloom each Christmas.

You are quite corrent the weeks are definitely going faster!

texmorg said...

WOW spelt W>O>W amazing.You dont need to make the patchwork one now this one is stunning.
xx

Beckie said...

Your advent calendar is amazing Suzi, WOW WOW as wubzy would say!! (do you know wubzy lol) I think your presents are erasers!

Helen said...

Suzi I am in love with your calendar! It is just so beautiful. Definitely worth the time you have put into it. As Beckie said, 'WOW WOW'!!!!!!!

Sarah Lou said...

Wow, I love the word Divine, but this is beyond DIVINE. so delicate and floaty and just yummy. so lovely, just the right way to say christmas