Saturday, 9 January 2010

FINISHED!!


Having shown you the covers I made for this year's Christmas Book, it seemed only right to share a picture of the finished item! I make one of these most years, just capturing a flavour of the whole event ... it's lovely to look back on, especially while the grand-daughters are so little and changing rapidly. Obviously I don't take pictures of the cat being sick on too much turkey, or half my family suffering alcohol induced narcolepsy!

In recycling spirit most of the ribbons and dangly bits on the spine have come out of crackers or off packaging etc. The gold ribbon was around our Christmas crackers, and the sparkly star fell out of another. Don't ask me which manufacturer made the papers etc cos I can't remember.

It already seems like a lifetime ago dunnit, and the New Year off to a cold and snowy start. Thinking of knitting myself some thermal underwear as our big, old house is flippin freezing! The snow that fell Tuesday night is still here and well and truly frozen into lumps, and more is forecast this weekend. This is a picture of our driveway - very beautiful but almost impassible. Can't decide between singing "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" or doing the whole Bah Humbug thing. Will probably do both!

7 comments:

pammyjo said...

Do you bind your own books? What product do you use? or Do you buy already bound books, could you recommend a supplier. This is just lovely, and what a creative idea.

angie said...

Oh Rosie that looks lovely. And your driveway looks so pretty, shame it makes things so difficult!

Tess said...

Oh Rosie, Your Christmas book is lovely. Great job. My home is thankfully warm as for some reason we did some winterizing this past Fall. Replaced some stuff around doors and bought some of those under door thingy's advertised here on tv. They really did help.
Our year looks about like yours. Lots and lots of snow. Powdery stuff on top of heavier frozen snow. I did manage to get a path from the front porch to the mailbox shoveled out. Do try to stay warm. I find a cup of hot tea really helps. Earl Grey has been my favorite lately.

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm at the the humbug stage Rosie, and I'll try hard not to go off on one while I'm visiting! Love the look of your Christmas book, and love that you've been discreet and selective about which pictures and stories go in - after all, the cat thing and the sleep thing are a given at any normal christmas, right?

Lynn said...

Happy New Year, Rosie :) What a beautiful book you have created, you are inspiring me to get something done now :)
Love to see all your snow, it's about time you had some over there.

Linda said...

The book looks absolutely gorgeous Rosie and hopefully I will get to see it in a couple of weeks.......once you've cleared all that snow!

LadyBug said...

Beautiful the finished book is lush!!! and I love the idea of adding the ribbons from the crakers. can i ask about the green flower on the front of both this years and last years books? it's lovely can you remember where it came from? and your driveway is truely a picture!!!