Monday, 14 December 2009


Don't hate me please, but I'm really organised for Christmas this year! I even sat down yesterday to make the covers for the Christmas book I like to make each year. Mind you, just in case I don't get any good pictures I haven't actually put the date on the cover yet ... I should probably explain that Christmas isn't just one day in our house. My daughters (and 3 grand-daughters) all gather at our house, so we have visitors for about a week - which is wonderful but usually totally exhausting. Still, last year's book (see below) is already a treasure, so it is worth doing.

This will be just a small book 8 x 5" but I like to make something which can hold daft things like jokes out of crackers and other little mementos, as well as pictures. I'll use the Bind it All to hold it all together when its done, and last year's book had ribbons recycled from packaging and items from crackers fastened to the wires as well. The papers are My Minds Eye and the holly is some I made from Fimo years ago, to which I've added Stampin Up Crystal Effects (brilliant stuff) both for protection and to make them nice and shiny. Watch this space for the finished item in January, and here is last year's below!


Elizabeth said...

Looks fabby! You are organised - I am very impressed!

Lorraine said...

what an excellent idea

Linda said...

Those covers are so festive and beautifully put together. Last year's looks great...looking forward to seeing the new one.
Have a wonderful Christmas!!
Linda x

April said...

What lovely covers and I am not jealous that someone is organized, bravo for you!

Cindy Adkins said...

Congratulations on your beautiful piece on Mixed Media Monday!
Your work is awesome...and yes,
art is so healing! The art community is wonderful, isn't it?
How fun! Hugs, Cindy
(from New Orleans)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

ooo you're one of those eh :)! super organized!
more power to you dear Rosie!

Wonderful book, your holidays sound lovely!

Wanted to wish you and yours
A Very Merry Christmas along with the best of good health and happiness in the New Year!

Janny said...

Beautiful organiser, Merry Christmas Rosie!

LadyBug said...

beautiful books. I think it's a lovely idea to keep all your bits and bobs from the christmas week together along side treasured photos :) i hope you had a lovely time with your family :)