How goes it?
I am feeling really sorry today for all the people who are having to work on Christmas Eve.. .. I have been there and done that for many, many years and know what a struggle that is. The torture of food shopping and trying to prepare everything at the last minute is just a nightmare .. .. though we experienced a bit of this today when we nipped to pick up the things we forgot last night!!!
(Note to self .. .. next year start your shopping list earlier and buy everything on the first shopping trip). This morning it was horrendous compared to last night .. .. thank goodness we only wanted a few things so that we were able to queue and go through the "self service" bit.
Am I the only person who loves doing the self-service thingy? I remember the first time I used one I was so excited and I asked the woman who was supervising whether "if I was quick enough would I get offered a job?". The supervisor laughed and replied that I could have a job anyway because no-body else wanted them!!!
I am sure I could work on a supermarket checkout .. .. though perhaps I wouldn't stay employed for very long as I would end up asking people what they are planning on doing with the things they have chosen or would be telling them not to buy something because it was rubbish when I had some LOL!!!
This has been my first Christmas whilst I have been full time self employed .. .. so I have been allowed to "nip out" when I want to in order to avoid crushes and rushes without having to grovel to a boss!!! Luxury!!
I haven't given myself the luxury of stopping production yet though .. .. .. I am still working hard at creations ready for selling in the new year. My brain is currently in "valentine card" gear!! Right up my street!!
Anyway, here is my share for today:
Image: Crafty Individuals "CI-207" Leaves and Flowers
Backing Paper: Funky Hand
Sizzix: Tattered Florals Die
Martha Stewart Punches: Traditional Scallop and Frond
Woodware Punch: Small Daisy
Clear Embossing Powder
Ribbon and Brads from the Stash Box
I have possibly been really naughty with this Crafty Individuals stamp because it came as one solid stamp for mounting on an acrylic block. It is eally meant to be used as a background and originally looked like this:
I felt very bad in chopping it up. But I now have lots of little individual stamps I can use them for clear embossing and using my distress inks with!! I hope Santa doesn't think that was too naughty and decides not to come and visit me!!!
Edited to say: Apparently the stamp set is meant for cutting up!!!! Yay!!! Santa will be visiting me after all!!!
So tomorrow is my favourite day of Christmas. Christmas Eve. The day I put on my pinny and do lots of baking and cooking and the house always smells beautiful . You can't have Christmas Eve without the smell of homemade mincepies wafting about and the radio playing all the Christmas songs.
I hope that everyone is "on track" with what they want to do ahead of the "big day".
If you are travelling then please have a safe journey. We are still not sure if big baby boy and his wife are travelling to us yet. It is going to be a last minute decision and they will travel Christmas Day morning if that feels like the right decision. We just need to see what the weather does in the meantime.
Whatever they decide will be fine with me. If they come it will be fantastic to see them. If they don't it will be equally good to know that they are safe and I won't have to worry about them during their travels. What are Mother's like?!?!?!?
I'll catch you again tomorrow.
Happy Christmas Eve, Eve!!!! LOL!!!