Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. I hope your Christmas preparations are coming along a treat. Can you believe it's less than a week to the big HO HO day as Chris Evans would say. I really don't know where this year has gone, it's absolutely flown even though it has definitely been a year of big ups and downs in The Craft Garden. However, we are still here, healthy and happy and there's an awful lot to be said for that and for which I am eternally grateful.
This will be the last WOYWW of the year from me. I always have a crafting break over the Christmas holidays, there are always so many other things going on, so here is my last desk of the year taken in the gloom of early morning.
I am in full pressie making mode. You can see a cheap mirror being turned into something for my MIL. Weeks ago I made some altered mirrors for everyone using those square ones from THAT Swedish shop, but I discovered while we were moving my MIL that she doesn't like things with corners and always chooses round mirrors and so on where she can. This came after a discussion about how much she disliked the square mirror she had inherited in her new bathroom!!! I couldn't then give her a square one for Christmas could I?? By chance I discovered this oval one included in a pack of photo frames which was what I was originally shopping for so two things off my list in one fell swoop.
The other things you can see drying are vases which I am painting with Pebeo Fantasy Prisme paint.
I found it works really well with the paint fusion poppy stamp, although I've made my job harder by choosing a round vase. The paint takes ages to dry and runs if you do too much at a time but a gentle heat just seals it enough to move on to another area. It's still a slow job but the paint makes a lovely effect.
You'll have to excuse the rough edges, I have yet to go back over with the black outliner to tidy up the edges. As I said, it's very much work in progress.
So that's me today. I can't wait to see what everyone else is up too so I'll be round to have a peek later in the day. If you haven't yet discovered the biggest weekly desk snoop in the World then pop over to see the lovely Julia, who keeps us all in order, HERE.
Thanks for stopping by and if I don't see you before the big day, have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year and thank you for being such wonderful friends over the last year.
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