Tuesday, 13 December 2011

This year I wanted to create a heavenly window display with white feather boas and angels. However I can not find the box in the loft with my angels in. So I have had to change my theme and go with a red and white window. The pictures don't show the feathers very well but they are meant to look like snow and I've added a couple of reindeer. I have trimmed the vase with candy canes and i have them counted!

The tree is decorated with all white, silver and glass ornaments. I need more twigs and foliage and silver spay to finish the fire place.

A glimpse of the reindeer walking through the feather snow.

I have been looking for some of these old style paper snowflakes for ages. I have seen them on the Internet but didn't bother buying any. I'm pleased I didn't £1 each in Wilko!

They look nice in the conservatory and move under the heat of the radiator.

This star I bought a few weeks ago in Ikea, it is the smallest one they had and its quite big. Ive put it in the bedroom window.

As Jasmine will be here for a few days next week I have treat myself to some Christmas cake tins £4.99 in the Yorkshire Trading Co.

When I was little the decorations went up in a night, this year has taken me days and I still don't feel "done"!  I do work full time and have been on nights for three weeks so its been a busy time.

 Next week I have a weeks holiday so hopefully will get finished. Lots to do, pantomime to fit in, make a gingerbread house, ice the cake and have a crown fitted at the dentist. Best not to think about it, make a list and get on with it! 

I have had a go at making frilly flower heads similar to a poppy. These could be worn as a broach or attached to a hair pin and worn as a hair decoration. They were quite easy to make just a little care needed as to get the irregular edge you need to singe the fabric over a candle.

I probably should have taken an individual picture to show them at their best, but they really are effective. You could even use them to decorate a gift instead of a bow. I have added different centres some have tiny beads sewn on, some have pearls and some have glass buttons. Quite nice to look at. I think so anyway!