Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Day 10

After a busy weekend I have a few pages to catch up with.  Day 10 is about Christmas lists. and the only thing Katie has asked for this year is a pair of Latin American dancing shoes.

I haven't got them yet (this is a picture I found online) as I want her to be with me when we buy the shoes, but I did want to include this story in my journal.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Day 9

I still make Christmas cards, and chose this one to go in the journal, after my more traditional Anna Griffin offering last year... but if you look closely the tag and stamped sentiment on the front are still Anna Griffin :)

I even got them posted on time!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Dec 8

All about the tree.We don't put up our real tree until nearer the date but I can still have fun decorating as I have to admit to having 2 artificial trees too! This year I decided to have a change about with the one in the study, and go retro, with multi-coloured lights and baubles, 50's style glass ornaments, a general mis-match of designs and some very cute felt bunting.

I have made a few kitsch things to go on the tree too, they might appear in later pages and was so pleased with the tree that it got a double page in the journal.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Day 7

Just before the month of December began I went to Birmingham to visit the German market one day after work.  It is a quick hop on the train from here, and Thursday is late night shopping, so we spent a lovely time enjoying a meal and sights and sounds of the street market.

I took lots of photos, so had to make a stitched pocket behind the journalling panel to fit them in.

I wouldn't recommend going at the weekend, but on a Thursday night it was bliss!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Day 6

I don't always stick to the prompts as it depends what inspires me on the day, but on the 6th my crafting friends and I had a brief crop, and then headed out to the local Book Farm where there is a cafe with wood burning stove, gorgeous hand made sandwiches and cakes along with festive hot chocolate.

A lovely day.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Not well...

...the end of term often means I'm sick... and the cold turned into a total loss of voice; not good for a teacher.
Am on the mend now, so thought I would post some of the pages I had made before the silence hit me.

The 4th was all about the plan for December; I simply took down the calendar and added some of the festive dates to the journalling.  I didn't manage to fit them all in, but those days will probably have a page to themselves later on.

For day 5 I chose to journal about Kev's continuing love for messing about with wood.  Since buying him a bandsaw for his 50th and a lathe last Christmas there has been no stopping him.. Wonder what will Father Christmas bring this year?

Saturday, 6 December 2014

JYC Day 3

I went completely off topic on day 3 as I have been so unwell this week, and am often ill towards the end of term so this page came to mind.  I didn't go into too much detail, but the title "'Tis the season for sharing... infectious diseases," tells all you need to know :(

Maybe when I retire in a few years I can approach the festive season in better health.