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Christmas

My writing in the later part of last year pretty much went to hell.  I had so much going on.  I barely made it to the gym even which is weird for me. This was me and my friend Robert leaving work on Christmas Eve as I went on well needed leave until January 8.

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Randomly the only thing I was on top of was Christmas.  I eased into the season this year with a relaxed mind and a happy heart.  I can’t remember the last time that happened.

Christmas Eve looked like this in our house.

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Under that tree is, of course, the handmade gifts are under there also.  I was pretty proud of them this year 🙂

Oldest daughter is going through her hippy phase and wanted something pretty, feminine and also maybe something to do with nature.  I found the bit of drift wood when out walking along the beach way back in July or August and had it tucked away.

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She was super excited when she opened it and we had to hang it that day 🙂

Our youngest daughter is extremely into 21 Pilots so I made her this:

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Middle daughter is going through a painful stage and I have absolutely no idea what to make for her this year so she got this:

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Boys are always hard to make stuff for so after and entire year of having no idea what to do this time our son got these to go with his new home.

Then there was my lovely daughter in law and awesome trainer.

I made them fairy jars only they went COMPLETELY wrong and you couldn’t see through them in the slightest.  I was so disappointed! Rather than sit down and cry I added some pretties to them, stuck a couple of candles in them an voila, we have hanging candle lanterns.

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I will be trying that fairy lantern idea again at some stage in 2018.

So that is my crafting round-up for Christmas.  Hope everyone had a fantastic break.

Ka Kete Ano xxx

 

 

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Cross Stitcher, knitter, home cook, HVAC specialist, avid movie and TV watcher, reader and mum. I work full time and I'm not very good at sitting still so I love to try all sorts of crafting things from scrap-booking to ceramic work, but mostly I stitch. Heaven & Earth designs would be my favourite. I have had some major health scares in the past few years that I would not of expected to experience for at least another 20 odd years (born in 1971 so am currently only 45). Due to this I have a bucket list and its full of things right from books I must read to adventures I must achieve before I croak. I am always at the gym making myself stronger and healthier to fight my challenges and achieve my goals. Before the challenges I thought there would always be enough time and was just drifting along. You know how it is. Work, chores, kids, sleep, get up tomorrow and start again. I didn't really have any clear goals. I knew I wanted to travel but that was pretty much it. I was gaining weight steadily and didn't do anything much outside of the house and work. Since the challenges I have managed to get almost front row for both the Eagles and Elton John (expensive but you can't take it with you right), have had a day tour Kayaking around a lake and hiked the Tongariro Crossing. None of these would I even have considered 3 years ago. This is only the beginning :D Life is a gift and its what you make of it. You want it then you best be prepared to go get it :D

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