Category Archives: Christmas

The Chronicles of Camm Street…

Today we decided it would be a wonderful day to visit Narnia…so we did!

 Me and Pickle emptied out our wardrobe and moved it into the lounge.  Inside we hung our dressing gowns as fur coats and made a dressing up/reading area.  The Christmas tree made another appearance!

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I made an Aslan mask.  I got the template from The Magical World of Narnia by Brian Sibley and drew the face on.  There are lots of brilliant activities in the book but they are mostly for older children

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The Sparklist and Ron Burgundy let us borrow their Christmas tree for the day for our White Witch’s Kingdom

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I got a fruit crate from Morrisons, painted it black and put cushions and blankets inside.  I attached a lantern  and filled it with battery powered fairy lights.

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It made a nice bed for Moo-Cat who was our Aslan for the day

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I dressed up as the White Witch

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I made a lamp-post so we could find our way back to Spare Oom and War Drobe

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We had lunch with Mr Tumnus

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“And really it was a wonderful tea.  There was a nice brown egg, lightly boiled, for each of them, and then sardines on toast, and then buttered toast, and then toast with honey, and then a sugar topped cake.”

Moo-Pa quickly sketched a portrait of an old Faun with a grey beard to put on the mantelpiece over the fire.

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We re-spined some of our books with titles Mr Tumnus has in his little cave and added a little pile of his brown paper parcels.

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After lunch we went to play in the snow and Moo-Ma made a miniature snowman

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We then went inside to warm up.  We coloured in some pictures of Mr Tumnus and Lucy before we all got a bit kippy and had a nap.

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I made a wipe-able dinner mat of a map of Narnia and instead of Turkish Delight we ate rather too many Snowball chocolates (I had meant to save some for you Pickle, sorry!)

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We made some fancy paper snowflakes

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And we’re now off to watch the film and play before we have tea with Mr and Mrs Beaver.  What a fab day!

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Felt fairy lights…

Okay, so I was supposed to have made these and had them up for Christmas…but I was making things for other people which took precedence.  Today I had a spare five minutes to finish them off and I really love them.

Felt fairy lights

Felt fairy lights

Felt fairy lights

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They don’t add to your electricity bills either. Hooray!   x

Crafty Christmas 2012…

Well, it’s been a very busy and wonderful year as well as being the most difficult and rewarding…it’s nearly at its close.  Time for one final blog before we move into 2013…

I made quite a lot of things for people for Christmas presents this year, half of which I forgot to take pictures of, but here are a few bits and pieces I did remember to snap.

Firstly I found a good use for some of our many wine corks.  I made them into stamps! cork 003

I then made the stamps into Christmas cards for Baby Polly and Oliver.  The bodies of the robins were printed using half cut potatoes.  I don’t think I’ve done a potato print since my age reached double figures!

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I made Christmas tree decorations for Polly and Joe

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I made a picture of Simon Armitage for Mrs Armitage using a sample paint pot of her feature walls, canvas and a map of Sheffield

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I made my Panda Bear a fabric picture of one of her favourite Jeffrey Lewis songs/lyrics “Don’t be upset”

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“Don’t be upset it’s only an octopus
Don’t bother it and I’m sure it won’t bother us.”

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I made the background from my old summer dress, the octopus is made of felt and his embellishments are some sequins from the back of one of my skirts…I’m pretty sure no-one will notice that some are missing…

I also made Mrs Moz some design your own Morrissey shoes…

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I’m very excited about this coming year, I feel it will have greatness in it.  Thank you for all of your support and kind words throughout 2012…I hope you all have a wonderful New Year.  Looking forward to seeing you in 2013 xxx

Batman baubles…

The Sparklist and Ron Burgundy have a lovely glittering Christmas tree.  I wanted to make them something for Christmas and given our mutual love for The Caped Crusader it seemed obvious to make these…

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The photography is courtesy of The Sparklist as I am a goof and forgot to take pictures of them in my excitement to hand them over.  This means I also do not have a picture of the cute presentation box I made.  Ho ho ho hum

Next year I shall attempt to make more Superhero baubles for the Button Clan to keep.  Green Hulk, Red Spiderman and, as Ron Burgundy suggested, Ironman as he is red AND gold!  A perfect candidate to baublefy

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On a separate note, JC is escaping from Alcatraz.  It’s no secret that he loves F Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby, so I made him this card.  The letters are cut out from a photocopy I made from my copy of the book

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I hope you’re all having a lovely run up to the holidays x