My what an interesting day.
I spent the morning hammering away at Christmas presents.
I finished one batch at my niece's 21st - she is the third niece to turn 21 and the second last. I still have another niece and two nephews to make it to 21. I stuffed myself full to the brim on four different roasted meats and salad (I missed out on the crackling though, *sniffle*), and then followed up with some gf/df chocolate cake with berries. Mmmm.
So here's three of the Christmas stars I've been making:
(I finished another three but forgot to take pics of them before they were gifted and taken to Rosedale. Excuse the quality of the pics, I took them with the phone under poor light.)
They are about a handspan wide (my hands are 10cm/4" across) and are made in various Christmassy materials.
I bodged the pattern from Maggie Makes (scroll down for the star garland). Instructions on how to put the pieces together are at Linaloo.
Oh boy, whilst I am at it, go look at Maggie Make's blog. She is giving away an amazing embroidered tree topper. And look at Linaloo's links to some fab paper wreaths. I am not a paper person but jeez those are tempting me!
Do you like the stars?
Would you like to win some? Let's say five of them. I reckon I can fit five into a smallish bag for overseas postage and certainly five will fit in an oz post express bag for domestic mail. Five in a variety of red, green and/or white prints. They won't be the same as the ones above. I just made them similar to stop any arguments between my sister's offspring. (Amazing how kids will be kids even when they are all in their 20s.)
Leave me a comment for a chance to win. Become a follower for a chance to win. If you are already a follower of my blog and comment, I'll give you two chances to win. What would I like as a comment? Tell me about the things you like most about Christmas. (If you are Jewish, Hannukah. If you are pagan, some part of the pagan midsummer/winter festival. You get the drift I hope!) If you just jump up and down and say pick me, pick me, that isn't good enough. Tell me about what you like most about this holiday season. The winner will be picked by random number generator (and if I have enough entries, I'll use a real computer generated random number, not "Husband, pick a number between one and seven," or grabbing a number out of a hat.)
Entries close at midday AEST on Christmas Eve 24 December 2010 (that's 2am in western Europe and 5pm PDT in the US on the 23rd). ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED, thanks.
I think I'll be spending some more kwality time with the sewing machine tonight and tomorrow 8-)