Here we are at the very last WOYWW of the year and I've just got to thank Julia for hosting this weekly treat on her blog, Stamping Ground. Since I plucked up the courage to join in I have had such fun visiting your blog each week and
I do hope you have all had a fabulous and fun Christmas. We spent the day on our own, although a couple of visitors did pop in during the afternoon, but we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We lounged around in our PJ's half the morning, cooked up a storm for dinner, and watched a couple of our Christmas DVDs, and, of course, the Christmas Strictly. All very relaxing. However, the craft space has been seriously neglected ... one project started but not completed ... so I thought for this last WOYWW of the year I'd show you some of the goodies Santa delivered :)
My fingers are itching to do something with the Wendy Vecchi Spool Set and Timmy's grungepaper - it's hidden under everything else. And I've not had a chance to do anything with the Photo Projects software yet except to load it onto my PC. The book, Delight in the Details by Lisa M Pace, was an early present and it is fabulous - I can't tell you how many times I've read through it admiring the beautifully photographed projects. But my favourite pressie, which you can just about see at the bottom of the photo, are these reverse action tweezers.
They're brilliant, and hopefully will mean the end to the cramp I get in my hands when I'm heat embossing :)
We were so impressed with the kit I had made up for my celebration candy last month that my DH treated me to one for myself. The contents vary slightly but it's all gorgeous and I can see I'm going to have fun creating beautiful layouts with the kit.
The eagle-eyed of you might have spotted the letters lying at the top of the desk and may even have read my previous post announcing the birth of our great-niece on Christmas Eve. You might even have noticed that the letter H has crept into the layout. That's because I got the spelling of the name wrong - she's Arihanna, not Arianna as I had it. That's what comes of just hearing a name and not seeing it written down :( We've not had the chance to see her yet because she's not been too well since birth and has been in special care. Mum, Louise, has been too upset to want anybody but her own mother with her. But that was up until this morning when the good news was that she is now doing quite nicely and feeding by herself. We're now in the middle of some nasty weather here in the west of Scotland, but as soon as it improves we'll be driving over to visit both mum and baby, hopefully before the year ends!
Now, I'm off to blog hop and hopefully visit as many of you as I can but if I don't manage to leave a comment I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2012, with lots of crafting going on of course :)
Happy New Year Everyone