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Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmassy

December is right around the corner and I am starting to feel like Christmas is coming....
Had my first Christmas outing with girlfriends
This show was just fantastic - the singing was wonderful, the reminder of how things were in the '80s true & funny....we haven't laughed so much in a long time. Fav songs - the rendition of "Should I stay or should I go?" (sung by Daniel, the angry frenchman) and the final "I'll say goodbye even though I'm blue" which the whole audience joined in for. A classic kiwi song by the Dance Exponents - click on the title to hear it on YouTube.
I've been stitching a Christmas project - can reveal all in December
If you are into journalling, you probably already know about Ali Edward's annual December Daily project : still time to get prepped if you are really quick :-)
It's fun to do and you can make it any style you like - here's some of mine from 2009.

Black-paged photo album purchased from Trade Aid shop.
Just a touch of glitter added to the front cover
Inside front cover - set the scene
Use your journal to capture what happens on particular days
Using different styles for dating your pages is fun
You can include bits of art you've been making for the holidays
You can capture childhood memories
You can remember friendships
or just capture thoughts about the season
It's great to look back and remember what presents were fav's
Because it's for all of December you can continue on and talk about the days that follow
and your hopes for the New Year
There are lots of other ideas for what you can capture at Two Peas.
Other bloggers are getting ready for Christmas:
Colouricious are doing a series of Christmas projects you can find on YouTube -I've previously shared Kim Thittichai's bondawebbed sketchbooks
Anne Griffiths shows how to use sheers/soluble fabric/and your machine to make poinsettia flowers for table decorations.
Lisa Vollrath is going to be doing her free Christmas printables again this year from 1st December.
And Tim Holtz will once more be doing his 12 tags of Christmas also from 1st December. In the left side bar on his blog you can link to the 12 tags of Christmas from 2007-2010. 
If you are feeling in the mood for making a few different xmas decorations straight away, check out these 12-days-of-ornaments from The Little Blue House - already done and posted in November.

1 comment:

Katherine said...

Have enjoyed re-visiting your Xmas journal, and all your festive links!

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