Monday, 30 December 2013

Back to work.......

Good morning friends
I hope that this finds you well and that you have all had a blessed and restful Christmas. I have taken a break for the last couple of weeks to really focus on Christmas preparations and family time but now, as the year draws to a close, my craft room is relatively tidy and calling my name. I fear my blog is feeling neglected and lonely so it is time to re focus and join in again!

It's been an interesting period here; elder daughter had a bit of a nightmare train journey home due to the weather and got as far as Sevenoaks before a fallen tree finally stopped the train so off I went at 2 30 am Christmas eve to pick her up! Home for a tiny rest before having to get up again 5 30 to take younger daughter to work... then food shopping before going off to work in the midst of the early stages of the flooding....

 Leaving work Christmas Eve was fun!
Water running through the arcades from the high street. Fortunately, we live high enough to not have been really affected so we had a lovely peaceful Christmas day. My Christmas gifts were the cause of much hilarity; they were so quirky and diverse!
 I happened to mention in passing to my wife that this Skylander bath soap would look cool altered! The tool on the right is a corner chomper to round corners on thicker materials like chipboards etc. I love it!
Some mustache stamps, A quirky bottle of rhubarb and vanilla infused vodka, a couple of brilliant books and gloves with a bit of a steampunk feel too!
This tiny volume was a surprise; it's the complete works of Leonardo da Vinci and is brilliant.
Craftwise I didn't do too much, though I did make these for my daughters

 Then Susan and I made the sock "cupcakes" too and some chocolate spoons too.

Now, it's a day of crafting planned so I will leave you with all best wishes for a great day.


Sue Marrazzo said...

YOU were busy!
Thanks for sharing it all!
Happy 2014!

Hettie said...

Great gifts received and given Neel. Hope you had your wellies on! We didn't have flooding but a radiator in our offices decided to sprout a leak over the holiday and flooded part of our building. It was upstairs so downstairs was a bit wet too!
Happy New Year to you.

Paul Browning said...

Sounds like you had a brilliant Christmas. Wishing you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2014. I'll be eagerly reading every word and lapping up every photo you post throughout 2014. Pxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Neil every blessing of the LORD for 2014.... you certainly had some fun and games in more ways than one this time around :D

.. and some funny pressies too love the recipe books they are amazing, Shaz in Oz.x

mark gould said...

Wow, the flooding looks like a nightmare, I am glad everyone made it back ok and you had a good Xmas.
Love the recipe books and am looking forward to seeing what you do with the skylander.
Happy new year mate.