Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas 2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas - I can't believe how quickly it came and went!

I've been a bit absent from my blog during December - busy, busy, busy, but I'm hoping to slow down a bit and get back into it in the new year.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hand Print Cushion

I whipped up this cushion for Riley's Nanan for Christmas ....

Considering I'm not very good when it comes to embroidery, I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Joining in with Show & Tell.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Elf on the Shelf 2013

Remember Harvey, our Elf on the shelf?? Last year he got himself a bit lost and didn't get here until just 4 days before Christmas.

This year he arrived right on time and has been getting up to all sorts of mischief ever since ....

Riley loves searching for Harvey each morning - such a fun Christmas tradition!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Button Ornaments

These little ornaments are so easy to make and they're a great way to use up any buttons that you might have lying around.

I go through phases of jewelry making so I already had all the supplies that I needed in my stash. Now to make some more.

Joining in with Show & Tell.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Book Review: A Book is a Book by Jenny Bornholdt

Books can be true and not true and sometimes they can be both at the same time.

A book belongs in a library, on a bookshelf, in a bookshop, in your house.

A story belongs wherever a story belongs.

If it’s Sunday and raining, a book is the perfect thing. Even a small book, because boredom can be very big.

This is a book about books. Each page shares a new insight into the magic of books and the joys of reading. 'Told' from a child's view, it is sure to appeal to young and old alike.

Sarah Wilkins' illustrations are simple and sweet - a perfect match for the whimsical and humorous text.

There are so many choice bits of wisdom that I can relate to, but my favorite line would have to be:

If you need to get around your room without touching the floor, books are good. You should only use your biggest, worst books for this game.

Does anyone else remember playing that game as a child? We used soft toys and pillows instead of books.

This is truly a book for book lovers of all ages to enjoy and it is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

Get your copy here.