Happy Rudolph Day Peeps
Well what a day it has been today! One of the warmest days of the year and we are playing with - dare I say it - Winter Festival papers (avoiding the "C" word here). If you are of a nervous disposition look away now as what I am about to tell you and show you may shock some of you.
Over at my Buddy's blog HERE some of us (mad) crafters take part in Rudolph Day, which is where we make something in readiness the BIG day in the Christian calender which takes place on 25 December - hence the title Rudolph Day - being the 25th day of each month up until 25 December.
Well last month you saw me making Tags and this month continuing on that theme I have made some bows to go on the packages with the tags. And the shocking part is.......I have NOT used snippets/scraps or parts of papers. I have cut up WHOLE sheets of 12x12 patterned paper to make the bows. You see I cannot make them with snippets unless I make them multi-pieced! Some of the papers I have used I bought some years ago and the purple/grey papers came from a Papermania set and I have used as many as I will for scrapbooking.
The big thing that happened in Abergavenny today is that the Olympic Torch came through and I and some other work colleagues were able to go out this morning and watch it go through town. I know there has been a lot of hype and controversy about the whole procession thing but I wholeheartedly support it. I will not be going to the Olympic event and so really and truly this is the only chance I have of seeing any part of the whole event. I can tell you that have never seen Abergavenny town look like it did today. There is bunting everywhere, shops and businesses have joined in the spirit by displaying stock in patriotic colours as well as bunting, and the crowds lined the street the likes of which I have never seen before. There was a really good feeling of Britishness that I have not seen for some time. And with the Jubilee following shortly I hope this tide of good feeling will last for a good while longer!
Right, I am off my soap box now! Off to play with quilts tomorrow!!! Then I will be back in my Craft Room possibly to make some more Rudolph Day cards to enter into the fun and have some cards ready so I am not rushing in November. Why don't you join in - you have a week and there are some lovely stamps for a lucky entrant this month.