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!