I've had to rethink the 30 days of Pinterest challenge as I didn't think it through enough! I can't post everything I am making or trying from the Pinterest site at the moment because most of it is Christmas gifts and many of the 'giftee's' read my blog! So my challenge is now simply to make or try 30 things I have pinned on my Pinterest boards. Expect a flurry of posts after Christmas Day when 'all' can be revealed!
I love these wooden heart and star decorations so I decided to cast my own spin on them. I copied sheet music from my Granny's Christmas Carol book onto 180gsm card stock and cut out the hearts and stars using a template I made. I outlined each shape with glue, sprinkled glitter on the glue, punched a hole and threaded each shape with garden twine. They are going to be the tags for my Christmas gifts.
We were at my Mum and Poppa's for dinner on Saturday night when we suddenly smelt burning and saw big clouds of billowing black smoke moving across the sky. We ran out onto the main road that my Mum lives off and saw the beautiful old kauri and pine Guy Homestead that has sat abandoned and neglected for years was alight. The Cowboy rang the Fire Brigade, as did many other people. By the time they arrived the homestead was well and truly ablaze. Police suspect it had been deliberately set alight.
The homestead was built in 1898 and was originally part of a 210 acre farm in the Howick area of Auckland. Although privately owned and has been for sale for the last eight years it was terribly neglected and vandalised. A local resident had been campaigning recently for the preservation of the house and the utilisation of the surrounding land.