We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Feeling a bit more Christmasy!

It was the final Ashtead Club get together of the year - which is always a bit of fun!  More details of what we got up to will be on the Club's blog in due course (link is on sidebar).

Just had to make another tiara - this one uses an existing old tinsel hairband, but I added some baubles and an origami flower.  Didn't get a good photo on the night, so here is one taken later.

Quite restrained I think!

We did some quick makes - I opted for the mini choc bar wraps. These would make good Christmas Tree pressies - though I doubt these particular ones are going to last that long!

The final Club challenge of the year was to make a Christmas decoration, which would then go into a blind swop with other entries.

This is my entry, which started life as 2 wooden butterflies that I was going to include on a canvas, but which didn't make it in the end.

I painted them silver, with a bit of crackle and glitter paint, and sequins.  So it looked good from either side, the two butterflies were sandwiched together, with some ribbon.

It looks huge here, but it is hanging on a tiny tree!

This is what I received in the swop - a really pretty daffodil.

It is also double sided so looks good from all angles.

Talking of Club challenges, last year's Christmas one (pre-blog!), was to create a Christmas decoration out of household items.

This is my entry - Clarabelle, the singing Christmas Angel!  She is made from an upturned bath foam bottle, stainless steel scourer, bottle caps, and washer.

She did win too -and has remained on my bookcase all year!

Started this post a few days ago, then other stuff intervened, so finishing it off now.  Needless to say, the mini-chocs are no more - though I did save the wrappers as a reminder for next year!!

1 comment:

  1. Lots to see if this post! Your tiara is pretty & fun and so is the Angel. The ornaments are both gorgeous both the one you gave and received. Take care, Shirleyx