Friday, December 23, 2011

Ho Ho Ho

Happy Holidays everyone!

Apologies for missing out a week last say it's been hectic is putting it midly! But, with the help of my faithful taxi driver (my wonderful husband), I've managed to organise my girls for the school holidays, complete all my Christmas shopping and do all the Christmas baking (there's not a lot left!).

Christmas biscuits prior to icing and hanging!

Ok, great news first....after winning the Senior Victrix Ludorum at school prizegiving,  my eldest is also a Prefect for 2012! She has had such an amazing year, we are such proud parents

Caitlin (on the left) and her friend Taylor, both in Grade 6 winning the Victrix....they got the most points at the school sports day! 

Two weekends ago, we had our Nipper Christmas party. Everyone was invited...there were presents for every child that was coming, including the Hokisa children (our local orphanage for Aids children) and Father Christmas arrived by sea, accompanied by two elves! He then handed out presents, we had a stunning hot meal with mince pies for dessert! I decided to do something different, seeing as it was a party, and created Christmas crutches...

My Christmas crutches!

The best news, however, is that I ditched my crutches last week Monday and today was told by the physio that I can get rid of the moonboot as well!! I still have a heel support inside my takkies (sneakers for my overseas friends), but at least I can walk around, even if it is rather slowly! 

I'd like to wish all my friends, near and far, a very Merry Christmas! May your Festive Season be special for you and your family and friends. If you're travelling, travel safely, if you're staying at home, have a wonderful rest. All the best for 2012, may you create new things, explore new places and start a whole new creative adventure!

Much love


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Last days of school!

School ends tomorrow, and then my eldest is in her last year of primary school! 6 years, just like that...where does the time go?! I am a very proud mom though, Caitlin received the Senior Victrix Ludorum at Prize giving last night!! 

 The Diva's challenge this week is to use a new tangle Fife. (You can see how to do it in the Newsletter here.) I find it similar to Bales but without the grid! All things Christmassy are around us now, and this tangle was asking to be used as a wreath...

Challenge #51...
Challenge #51 in colour!

I found this AMAZING book....! I know that us tangles aren't really supposed to use the D word (d..o..o..d..l..e), but this book has so many possibilities! Some of the pages are drawn and just need colouring (similar to the cover) and others have been started and you have to finish them!

THE Book!

One of the pages where the sketcher can play!

This one asks you to finish the antlers of the reindeer!!

Short and sweet this week....I must get supper ready now as I'm treating the whole family to Phantom of the Opera tonight! I saw it a few years and promised my girls I would take them the next time!

Have a wonderful weekend

Friday, December 2, 2011

2 down, 2 to go...

As the title goes....2 weeks down, 2 to go! I've now had my crutches and "moonboot" for 2 weeks...I am so tired, but boy, you should see the muscles in my arms!

My crutches and the latest fashion in footwear...!

The Foundation Phase at primary school (grades 1,2,3)  puts on a Christmas Play every year. The play runs over 3 nights, and before the play starts each night, each child gets a certificate. My youngest gannet - Michaela - got Exceptional Reading!!

Michaela (on the left) with her certificate!

This year's theme was Christmas Under The Sea...all the songs are well-known songs with different words...each one with a Christmas twist amd linked to the theme! The funniest class this year was my daughters class...they were all dressed up as bluebottles and jellyfish singing "Bottles make the Bluebottles float" (to the tune of "Baby makes her Blue Jeans Walk"!)
(Apologies for the quality of the photo, I took it with my phone) The kids have shiny wigs, blue jeans, sunglasses and BLUE bottles with rice in!

I got a lift to art yesterday, and played with my watercolours, ink and crayons...
Done with watercolour pencils, wax crayon (don't have masking fluid!), and brown calligraphy ink!

I don't think I need to say anything!

Challenge #50 from the Diva is to Biggefy...draw larger than we're used to! Following the Enthusiastic Artists AEDM idea( here ), I'm trying different tangles I haven't done before!

Challenge #50: Sh-rock, tripoli, fife, pais and bucky.

NExt week, hubby and I have been invited to attend the Grade 7 Prizegiving as Caitlin - eldest gannet - is receiving a prize...she's only in grade 6...dying to know what it's for!!

Have a great weekend everyone
Happy creating