Tuesday, 1 December 2015

WOYWW - Its Coming !

Well here we are in December - and after a few weeks of building up to Christmas I am allowing myself to really get in the Christmas mood !
My lovely Mum always gets me an Advent Calender and opening the first door means Christmas is on its way !

I like to take part in Journal Your Christmas - Shimelle Laine's online class where we create a journal entry for each day in December - I have a good pile of books from across the years & it is like building up an annual picture of where my life is right now - it will be interesting to look back in future years !

On my desk today are some twigs drying where I have painted them white - these will be part of my Christmas decorations !

And some die cuts I have been playing with - this was free with a magazine and I think it is really pretty !

Not much crafting got done last weekend as we had a lovely time with my parents.
We had organised a secret treat for their early Christmas present - a weekend in Reading where we took them to The Mill At Sonning which is a Dinner Theatre where we had a delicious evening mea.

Then you stroll into a small, intimate theatre for the show.

The play was Stepping Out - we had seen this with my parents about 20 years ago & my Dad has often said how much he enjoyed it.
So when we saw it was on in the run up to Christmas - it seemed the perfect gift !
It was very funny and a touch bitter sweet - and we had a lovely time together !

Hope you have a great crafty week
Ali xx


  1. Looks like a lovely evening with your parents. Great die ... looks like a very delicate pattern.
    sandra de @19

  2. What a smashing post!!!
    Love those dies, look forward to seeing the end results
    What a great present to give to your parents - one to remember.
    Have a good week

    Bishopsmate #24

  3. I love the white branches and what a nice evening with your parents! Happy WOYWW!
    Glenda #25

  4. What a super present for your parents! A great idea too having a meal before the theatre.
    It seems a lot of work to keep a journal during the busiest month of the year, but it must be great fun looking through old ones though.
    Have a great week,

  5. That is one pretty die you have there. I remember those advent calendars we use to get them when we where little yummy hugs Nikki 9

  6. Hi Ali, lovely die, looks very useful. Great weekend you planned, glad you enjoyed it.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #4 xxx

  7. This was a wonderful weekend with your parents! Well done! These dies really look nice, you are right!
    Gabriele 39

  8. What a cute die, it should be very useful. Your tree branches are so pretty. It sounds like you had a lot of fun with your parents!

    Suzanne #46

  9. I've got an advent calender at work, and just realised I forgot to eat today's chocolate!! too busy... Glad you had such a good time with your parents. Helen 3

  10. What a super gift for your parents, great idea. And the white twigs..as they seem to be stuck in Fizz bottles I thought they were actually decorations already! I love the anticipatory days before Christmas, looks as if you do too!