Monday, 26 December 2011

I Hope You're Having a Good One!

Hello everyone, and compliments of the season to you all. I hope you're having a good Christmas.

We had a lovely day yesterday - the children are happy with their presents, I was spoiled rotten, and Richard's Dad came over to spend some time with us.

Unfortunately, my Mum and Dad are poorly at the moment, though my Mum is on the mend. They both have a nasty cold that is going around - Dad went back to bed yesterday afternoon, and was not very well when we were there this afternoon. It seems that one of them is always ill on Christmas Day. My Mum has had four Christmases on the trot now when she has been unwell!

I also have a friend in hospital at the moment - she had an operation on 22nd December - so I have been thinking of her a lot.

And Eleri is not particularly well at the moment - she's been complaining of tummy pains for over a fortnight, had three trips to the doctor so far, and will be going again when they open on Wednesday if she's still complaining tomorrow. She's not in agony, doesn't have a temperature, and she is sleeping well, her urine sample was clear so she doesn't have a water infection, but I am really worried about her. I just don't know what is going on. She is fine some of the time, then she starts complaining that her tummy hurts, and when I say that she seems to have been OK all day, she says that it has been hurting all day too. It seems as though she is unable to cope with it so much when she is tired, and was complaining most in the evenings, but the last couple of days she has been complaining at different times throughout the day.

Anyway, the real reason I came on here today was to show the gifts I made for people this year - I hope they all liked them!

I made a door hanger for my niece. This is the front:

The image is a Wags n Whiskers digi, which I used because she looks a little like Caitlyn, my niece. I coloured her with Promarkers. The papers are downloaded from Raspberry Road Designs - Fight Like a Girl, I think.

This is the back:

This image is Prima Ballerina Nora digi from Whiff of Joy.

I made a matching photo hanger for her bedroom:

I would like to enter the above gift set into this week's Charisma Cardz Challenge which is Anything Goes.

I made jewellery for some other friends and for teachers at school, and one for Eleri:

I also made a macrame bracelet for my nephew, and I knitted a scarf and flower brooch for my Mum, but heck I forgot to take photos before I wrapped them - der!!

Sorry this post was so long, but I hope you managed to stay to the end and thank you if you did!

I'm not sure when I'll have something else to post, but I hope I can call to see some of your blogs over the next few days.

Love, Andrea xx


Jenni said...

You have been busy - some fab projects here! Thanks so much for taking the time to in with our challenge at Charisma Cardz at such a busy time of year.
Jenni x

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Andrea,

What a creativity ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! What absolutely gorgeous gifts Andrea - love everything!!

So sorry to hear about all the illness in the family, especially little Eleri. Hope the doctor can find out what's going on.

Delphine said...

Gorgeous projects, Andrea! I love the door hanger and photo frame, so girly, and the images are adorable! Beautiful jewellery too, I am sure people who received them loved them! Thank you for the lovely comment you left at my blog, I really had fun using Saffron, I am sure you will have too:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Stephanie said...

I wish I was on your gift list Andrea, some very lucky recipients! Just beautiful & so very thoughtful :) Best Wishes for the New Year & I'm sending lots of get well vibes where needed xxx

Pauline said...

What gorgeous creations! I love the door hanger, and the wall hanging, your daughter will cherish these adornments for her room. And I love your beautiful jewellery too, just gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at charisma Cardz this week!

shell said...

brill projects here hun, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week, dont forget you can enter 3 times a week..
Shell x