Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Christmas Crafting Too...

Let's be brutally honest, sometimes when you are presented with a gift to unwrap that has been hand-made by one of your children, doesn't your heart sink just a teeny-tiny bit in anticipation of something you are going to have to enthuse about but that you aren't really that keen on?  Well, no false enthusiasm from me this year that's for sure - both of my daughter's gifts to me were spectacularly good and I love them to bits.  First was this beautiful owl cushion, which is not only incredibly cute (and in mode apparently..) but also matches the colour scheme in our living room perfectly.  So he has pride of place on the sofa, overseeing all the other, lowlier, cushions.
Second gift was this amazing silk painting - can you tell that 'Up' is one of Stacie's favourite films?  Film reference aside, she has produced a lovely piece of work, and again in colours that will fit right in - this time the blue and silver match our kitchen, so after all the Christmas debris is cleared away, I will hang this above our dining table for all to see.

I am constantly amazed at the detailed and intricate work Stacie produces when she is at Bell's Piece on a Monday - I know she must get a fair bit of guidance, but it is always very apparent that what she makes is her own work and knowing how tricky she finds any task involving fine motor skills, I am so impressed with the results.
As for me, painting and crafting has had to take a back seat over the past few days - I'm starting to get withdrawal symptoms!  I have a painting in mind but cannot get near my desk, both physically and time-wise......sooo frustrating!  I am knitting the fireplace however, and so far we have the hearth and and the mantlepiece section.  It would go a lot faster if I didn't keep falling asleep on the sofa in the evenings - curse you,  Christmas toddies.....


Jo Sacker said...

The owl is really beautiful Stacie! A lovely addition to any sofa!

Magpie Magic said...

Wow! Stacie's art is amazing. What
lovely Christmas presents. Can't wait to see your finished mantle piece. Looks great so far!


Soggibottom said...

Christmas toddies are fine, just making sure you can climb the stairs gets a bit of a nightmare.
Stacie's work :-) WELL !
Stacie obviously takes after her mum for such beautiful work.

Have a very happy NEW YEAR GUYS X X X X X
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