Friday, 9 October 2009

Update on my 365 day challenge.

Well its been quite a productive week and I have been very good with my 365 day challenge. I had one very slight lapse however!! Hubby and I went away for the weekend. Unfortunately in the rush to leave we only packed half of my clothes. While I managed to get around most of the items, I had to buy some socks and undies. Andy assured me that he would take the purchases into consideration when planning my Christmas present. So it looks like Santa's sack wont be quite so full this year!!
The challenge has given me lots of ideas for xmas presents so I have been crocheting and looking at recipe books. Cant give too much away as I know my mum looks at my blog and I don't want her to know about the multi coloured knitted socks !!

Finally sorted...........

At last I have completed the boxes. I didn't want to do anything overstated. I think it works though. Yes I know I should have been a little more adventurous. Maybe next time!!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Xmas Past.....

I was getting all nostalgic about my childhood Christmases and in particular the trips with mum each year to Debenhams to chooses new glass baubles for our tree. Remember the ones? Just look at them and they would shatter into minute sharp slithers. Some were quite beautiful elongated droplets with bulbous centres and smothered in glitter, some for obscure reasons known only to the producers were shaped like pipes (the smoking kind), ducks? bells or Santas (ok I get that).

Anyway, in view of my 365 day challenge and the wish to get back into the spirit of a traditional tree this year, I went onto Ebay this evening to see if I could find anything suitable…….

Imagine then the horror to discover that many of the baubles currently used on my tree are classed as Vintage? Either Vintage is getting younger, or I am seriously due a tree overhaul!

Some of the trimming on offer are scary and I think should carry health warnings, especially if there are young children or elderly parents visiting over the festive period. So what I thought is we should start a bad taste trimmings feature. One of the best places to start is Ebay!!

If anyone can find anything garish and inappropriate to hang on a tree, post a copy here! for us all to see... How’s that for a challenge, all done in the best possible taste…… How many days to go?