Over my next few posts I think I will be catching up on 2015 as we enter into 2016.
Back in October I flew to Brisbane and spent a long weekend with the lovely ladies from the Craftmad online forum. This is the second time I have had the chance to catch up and the fourth get-together weekend for the Craftmad group. A lovely bunch of ladies and getting together was as easy as feeling like we had had coffee a week ago.
We all tend to give each other a gift and Kaye the host gave us all a Canvas Calendar kit. I rediscovered mine, waiting to be done on my desk on Christmas eve morning. Thinking this was the perfect extra gift I had been looking for for my Mum. Even better was the fact that both Mum's and my birthdays are in March so although Kaye had catered the kit for me with a March background I was able to make it for Mum. :-) Mum's favourite colour is green and she loves butterflies and dragonflies…….so it was meant to be.
I really enjoyed putting all the parts of the kit together. Kaye had been thoughtful enough to stamp up the shirt, skirt and boots on pattern paper so we could paper piece the image. I have coloured her with my copics and gave her grey hair (like me) and is totally on trend. :-)
This is the link to Kaye's original canvas.
We had a wonderful Christmas day with our son and his girlfriend. His girlfriend was madly sewing up napkins on Christmas eve….I must admit I was happy to see someone her age crafting ready for Christmas. :-) This is a photo of the beautiful meal they provided for us and how amazing the table looks simply with a few candles, napkins, bonbons and yummy food.
Have a great day.