Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Winter Celebration Space

I had one idea to make my celebration space using white, blue and silver. However, I didn't really have any much of those things that screamed WINTER!

So I was on the look out for things in the Boxing week sales. I found a package of white garland that was $2 at Walmart. While waiting for inspiration, I just spread it out on top of the space. Next I pulled out 3 candle sticks that I found at the Dollar Store and filled the bottom some white tulle ribbon.

While out shopping at Winners I found a white tree that is actually a battery operated lamp for only $4. On the same trip I also found a cute little white rope wrapped polar bear for $1.50.

I took my foam wreath that I've used on many of my spaces, and wrapped it with the white garland, and I LOVE the way it looks. For Christmas one of the kindergarten children at my school gave me a lovely paper mache bird, and a basket weave nest. I used the bird only to sit inside the wreath.

I used my Cricut machine to cut out a few giant blue snowflakes, and a couple of phrases about winter.

This is the final product.

Sunday, January 05, 2014


I had a lovely Christmas, especially since I was not one of the 300,000 who lost their power over the holidays. 

Thomas gave me a Kobo, a portable battery recharger for my phone, and a fantastic set of Henckel Knives that we use every day. From me Thomas got a new external hard drive, a DeLorean Lego set, another pair of mitts, (he keeps losing them), the usual underwear and socks, and a few other bits and pieces.

Here is the Kobo and the case I made for it, (from a bubble envelope)

Thomas's friend Kay came over for Christmas dinner. Thomas roasted a turkey breast, potatoes, carrots and celery. I made a lasagna, some steamed veggies and we ate all that we could. Poor Kay was one of those who lost power, and since she had no heat, she was finding it hard to sleep at night. She passed out on the couch, and we just let her sleep.

I set about deciding what I was going to do for my celebration space for New Year's Eve. It actually didn't come together until that day!
I only have one picture now, as the others are on my phone, so I'll post them later, here is the one and only I have now.

I love how it turned out. I had a bottle of sparkling grape juice instead of champagne, and picked up a hat and horn from the dollar store. I also got the 2 star things hanging from the corners of the mirror there too. The banner at the bottom I made with my Cricut. 

So to all and any who read this blog, Happy New Year, all the best for 2014.