Seasons Greetings

And I realised how my DSLR is  slowly becoming another white elephant in the house

I am so pampered by Instagram these days and the convenience of snapping pictures with my phone that I have totally neglected my bulky camera

Till when I needed to make an E-card

I couldn’t find a decent picture of the boys

Everything looks grainy, blur and out of focus

No choice

I had to interrupt movie time on late Christmas night and bribe the boys to pose for a picture

Of course they weren’t interested

I gave up asking them to sit next to the tree with their hats so there goes my picture perfect Christmasy shot

They jumped and climbed on the sofa

They rolled, they tumbled, they squashed each other

Then they hugged and kissed while I snapped vigourouly with my last bar of battery

and I mean last as in L-A-S-T

as the battery charger had  given up on us and the shops have stopped selling the particular model (I am frantically hunting for a replacement charger now)

I ended up with a bunch of imperfectly focused jaundiced looking kids

 

After spending hours sitting in front of the computer

I managed to turn them into decent looking greeting cards

(I could have stopped at 1 but I had so much fun ‘gimping’ around, which brings me to how a stay-at-home-mum can’t have it all)

Anyway,, greetings from our home to yours

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

(now I really need a break and rest my eyes but before that I need to go clear up the war zone)

 

 

(note : you can download these pretty digi kit from here)
 

Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Wreath

Recycled craft like this makes me happy

I made this the other day

A Christmas wreath made from used toilet paper rolls

A couple of weeks ago, I requested everyone I met to pass me their used toilet paper rolls

I told them I need them for Christmas, they thought I was kidding and weren’t very impressed

But they contributed anyway and within a couple of days, I collected more than what was needed

 

It’s pretty simple, took me a couple of hours on a rainy afternoon, mostly waiting for the glue to dry

I used a round baking tin, you can use anything round that suit the size you want

I made a total of 3 rings around it,  waited for each ring to dry before arranging the next ring

It might be easier to staple them as the one we glued gave way after a night of hanging on the wall and I fixed it with staples

You could spray paint the toilet paper rolls with your favourite Christmasy colours before working on them

but I like the orginal earthy colour and I decorated it with some paper flowers using my sons’ oragami paper

I can’t believe Christmas is just 1 week away and I am still busy churning out cookies and searching for recipes

Hope you are better prepared than me and here’s wishing you lots of love, joy and happiness this holiday season

 

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Thankful December – Week 2

Despite my ranting and frustration for being such a dimwit that I drove my car into a kiddo’s car and end up having to spend a little fortune fixing it

I am thankful that the kids weren’t with me when the accident happened and I managed to walk away unscathed which makes it a tad more meaningful writing this week’s Thankful December post


I am thankful that I am here to prepare my kids’ favourite dish

 


for family whom I can laugh, cry and go crazy with

 


for blue sky and whimsical clouds and cheery sunshine that clears the gloom and dries the land during this rainy season

 


for rain that pitter patters on the panes everyday making home a cozy place for snuggling up

 


for growth from tiny baby to healthy toddler and sensible young boy

 


for time to write (or type) and a break from mundane chores

 


for quirky looking trees that delight and inspire me

 

 

P/s : Here’s Thankful December Week 1
This is part of Justina’s Thankful Today series