Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Decorations and Joy

Hello! Just some more photos of my JOY albulm today and a couple of Xmas makes.(Warning do not enlarge the last photo of my JOY albulm if you have a sensitive nature as you will find some really rude words spelt out with fridge magnets!)
My son was off school for a few days last week with a nasty cold so we decided to make some salt dough ornaments. I am not doing xmas cards this year, waste of money and trees, so instead we thought we would give people decorations for their trees.
We doubled up on the salt dough mixture (recipe is 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt and 1 cup of water if anyones interested!) as when my group of ladies made Dias last month for Diwali out of salt dough we didn't quite have enough.
We had way too much this time though and must have ended up with a 100 ornaments!

 We rolled out the dough and used cookie cutters for the shapes. We then used a selection of stamps to imprint each shape. We then baked in the oven at 200 degrees until they went hard.
 We then spent about 6 hours painting them all and adding the thread to hang them. Some of them went a bit soft after painting but after a few days left drying out they harded up again. They look really pretty!
 At our crop on saturday I made some leather journals for the kids and me. I have been meaning to make some for a while but never got around to it but after watching Kirsties homemade christmas last week I was inspired to have a go! I couldn't get any leather so I bought upholstery leather vinyl stuff from the fabric shop. They turned out really well, my sons is the brown one filled with plain paper, my daughters is the black one with the pink ribbon which I filled with pastel coloured paper and mine is the black one at the back and it is filled with squared paper.
 Day 7 JOY-some of the ladies at the group where I work making xmas decorations
 Day 8-making the xmas ornaments
 Day 9- a new haircut
 Day 10-last crop of the year
 Day 11-Shelby and Trav
Reverse of day 11-naughty words (do not enlarge this photo as you may be offended!)

I have been a bad blogger this week and have not had any time to go looking at peoples blogs so If I havn't commented on yours I will try today to get round to you!
Sami x


craftattack said...

Love the ornaments and the albums are really fab! Your journal pages are so happy and bright, love them! Valerie

Carmen said...

I am in love with your journal. Had to LOL at the naughty words. i KNEW you and Paige were naughty girls! Those leather journals are lush, I've missed all of Kirsties series this year - will have to catch up online!

Carmen said...

p.s I LOVE the idea of Christmas decs instead of cards!

LadyBug said...

YOur JOY is looking wonderful Sami! I doubt though that my fridge will ever be the same again :) I'm shocked that you know so many dirty words ;)

Sherry Edwards said...

Well Sam, you've had me up close and personal to my computer screen trying to read what those naughty words said, but I just couldn't see them! As soon as you said don't look, what do we do (well me anyway - lol) Maybe just as well I couldn't see them!

Your salt dough decorations look great - well worth the time and effort and so much more personal than a disposal card.

I saw the journals on Kirstie's show too, yours look great, as do all your journal pages xx