I arrived at work yesterday and found these on my desk-- a gift for Christmas. They are so gorgeous, it will be difficult to cut and eat them. I can imagine the amount of time it would have taken to decorate each cake, as each bit of icing has been coloured and imprinted to perfection.
I have been painting lots and lots of these Christmas decorations. I had painted a few brooches in this shape and had put names on them. My daughter, who is a primary school teacher, saw them and decided that they would be great little gifts for her students. However, I thought brooch pins may not be a good idea for little 6 year olds. Next thing I know, I had these shapes cut out in a larger size and was painting 24 of them, one for each child in her class-- each one with the child's name on it. I don't know how I got talked into it as it took me ages to paint them. After painting and varnishing and adding the ties to them , I forgot to photograph them before I handed them over to my daughter. Anyway, I was on a roll, and decided to paint a few more.
Melanie, I might use these decorations as my 3rd Olympic Challenge. I know that they are another painted item-- but they are decorations instead of buttons or brooches.
I would like to sew a couple of things as gifts, and am running out of time. I hope I will be able to achieve at least a couple of items before the end of next week.
I had recently read a comment on a blog, that the blogger planned to make a Christmas gift a month and hence by December would have 12 gifts ready without feeling rushed at the end. I don't recall which blog that was on. I have decided that I will try and do that starting from January 2013. ( Oh Oh! It does sound like a New Year's resolution--- have never made one before, and am told not many actually keep to their resolution!)
If I don't manage another post before Christmas--- I would like to wish each and everyone of you a Very Merry Christmas and Best of Health and Happiness for 2013.
I would also like to Thank everyone who has taken the time to visit this blog and especially taking the time and effort to leave comments. I have made some lovely friends through the blog and look forward to communicating with more in the future.