Thursday, 18 December 2008

On the fifth day of Christmas . . .

My very own Mummy gave to me . . .

a Christmas Bon Bon


opened by The Princess



and inside a fabric covered box, and as Babes would say "with embellishments"


and inside the box, a green thing . . .








which turned out to be a fabulous felted cuff. Mine has a bow on the top, lots of sparkly beads and blanket stitching.


















All in all, very gorgeous, very funky, it has not left my wrist this morning!

Thanks Mummy!!!

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The house is finally decorated for Christmas, I bought my first three presents this morning and the Christmas crafting is coming along nicely!


I have experimented for the first time with dyeing with tea, these silk taffeta roses are embellishments on gifts I am making, that I can't show you right now as some recipients of those gifts read this blog. Very pleased with how they turned out. Next time I will use less tea bags for a lighter look.

Tomorrow I will give you a good laugh and show you the state of my dining room table . . .

Rachaelxo

12 comments:

Amy said...

Cool gifts from your mum :-)
How's things down your way Rachael? It's not bad weather today is it? Nice and sunny up here.

Lori said...

what a cool felted cuff!!!

LiLi M. said...

All these gifts are soooo nice! What a great idea to celebrate 'advent' this way with your relatives! Too bad none of my relatives is crafty :-(

Pink Slippers said...

CUTE!
Merry Christmas!

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Rachael, sorry I haven't been over to say hello in so long. Looks like Christmas will be wonderful in your house!

Katrina x

Liz said...

I don't want to appear rude - but would they be they be a few wee age spots on your arms? I couldn't help but notice when viewing the magnificent CUFF

bluemuf said...

Rachael, what a lovely cuff bracelet. I also like the tea dyed roses. They turn out very nice.

Hugs karen

Kerryanne English said...

Mums give the best gifts! I guess they probably know us better than anyone.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

PAINT MINE PINK said...

beautiful gifts and made with lots of love too :)

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas with your beautiful family Rachael !

Love Shann xx

Sugar Bear said...

Lovely goodies! The Princess is a perfect model. Your tea flowers are beautiful.
Karla

Meredith Teagarden said...

I love the wrapping!

Linda said...

That is the neatest felted cuff and I love the color...my favorite. Hugs, Linda