Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Deck the halls


....well not quite yet!

The tree has been purchased.  The decorations out of the loft.  Rooms prepared (in other words we have cleared out loads of rubbish)...Oh, we aren't Hoarders if you are thinking that  (cough).  That is unless you happen to look in my studio space ...I have to admit that over the last week even I have been shocked at the amount of 'rubbish' I have 'put aside for a rainy day'.  You know, the items that you 'think' you will need one day.  So I have been very focused with 'clearing out'  and boy does it feel better AND best of all it LOOKS better.   Now I have plenty of room to start saving it all again (laugh)!!....No, not really.....

During all this madness of clearing out, I didn't feel like doing serious art.  But you know me,  I can't keep away from it for more than a few seconds, so I found a little project for myself to just Play and have fun using some of the scrap paper we were clearing out.

 Some roughly drawn Santa stockings..




Painted and adding some glitter at the top







using Tacky Glue



I stuck some thread on the back (as you see I didn't bother to paint the other side of them as I'll hang them up so that doesn't show!)..



and there you have it....little Santa Stockings out of scrap paper......and fun to make












18 comments:

  1. The stockings are very cute Ann. We have been cleaning and tidying too. Nearly there. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks Molly. Glad I'm not the only one who's been busy!

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  2. bellissima come idea, complimenti!
    buon Natale

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    1. Thanks Eve, glad you like this idea. Merry Christmas to you too and a very Happy New Year :)

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  3. Great idea, Ann! Always good to begin the new year organized!

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    1. ...well as organised as I can get Judy! lol

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  4. So cute. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours Ann.

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    1. Many thanks Laura - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you.

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  5. Cute Ann! :) And I imagine that cleared out space will stay that way for at least a couple days...I mean, weeks.

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    1. ...You got it annie! Be lucky to keep it clear til 1st Jan. lol :)

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  6. love them! And I should also do some clearing out, I have so many little things piling up!

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    1. Thanks Christine - I found it amazing how much 'stuff' I had got!

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  7. Dear Ann,
    I'm suer you've been a very, very good girl who has created such nice stockings, beautiful darwings and photos. SO, Santa will certainly come to you!! Please take care.
    Wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Many thanks Sadami, great good cheer to you :)

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  8. It's nice to take a break from 'serious art' isn't it? Love your Santa stockings!

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  9. Love the stockings Ann. I've just completed a major 'clear out' of my garage so I know just how good you're feeling. Merry Christmas

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    1. Good for you John, and your garage! I always end up thinking 'why didn't I do this sooner' :)

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