Well we're getting to the business end of the season and my glue gun is working over time now. It's wrapping day at the Beach House, that is in between my cruise director roll, as the 6 week school holiday break began in earnest this week.
Mr Beach House also came through for the 10 year wedding anniversary, which is today ( we are going out to dinner sans Beach House Brats) and he organised it on his own (gulp), baby sitter and all, so I decided to make his presents look real pretty.
I made some very easy gift tags using the left over ribbon, Christmas fabric and tiny shells that made their way into the scoop I bought for the Beachy lantern. The gift tags are just the backside of the Ikea tags. Just as an aside, I have to say Ikea's paper wrapping rolls are great (read value for money). Each one has 8 metres on it. Not like the others that run out after two gifts. I did run out of tape though, so make sure you have heaps if you are leaving the wrapping to late Christmas eve.
I'm not going to bore you with major how tos here as the shots speak for themselves. All I'll say is that after all this Christmas crafting I have learned two things. One, you must have a very good and sharp pair of scissors. I got through the whole season with some hopelessly blunt ones, but only just. And two, the absolute power of PVA glue. Love it!!!!!
I haven't crafted for years, but I have found it very therapeutic and have loved your responses to it. I plan to do lots more coastal crafting in the new year. My other goal is to make this baby pay. You'll note I am now a Nuffnang blogger, what ever that means, I plan to read the terms and conditions during the break. It's the lawyer in me. Then I'll wait to see what happens next!!!! I hate to have sold out a little to commercialism as this blog started out as a little historical electronic diary of my trials in motherhood ( which basically by the way, I think I suck at). No sympathy comments please.....I know the truth!!!!!!
But as you know we are on the boards of our bum here at the Beach House. The boat building business has been decimated by Chinese manufacturing and as I don't want to return to lawyering or teaching, I have to up scale a little. Not sure where that will take me or even if it will happen but I'll be trying as usual, to pull my weight!!!
I think I've got one more post in me before Christmas, but if I don't get off my butt, Christmas won't be coming to the Beach House. Just want to say my difficulty in deciding whether to have a Nordic or coastal style Christmas continues to bite, hence the two different styles of wrapping. I have mixed and matched here and I'm sure you get the drift!!!! Kinda like somewhere on the coast of Sweden.
I hear the patter of tiny feet down the hall, so have to shoot through. Check out my twit pics in the side bar if you want to see how my cruise director skills have panned out this week. Click to enlarge them. I'm still a complete a ditz when it comes to social media but this one actually worked for me. Woo Hoo!!!
Oh and My Too Easy Christmas series continues to grow, if you are new here you may want to have a look. The link is at the top of my side bar or go here for some simple and quick Christmas ideas and recipes.
Don't forget to check put the fabulous Seaside Style interiors book give away I've got going on here
See ya Beautiful people!!!!
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