Monday, 22 October 2007

Christmas Pretties

The best thing a gal can do when shes stressed out with worry?
CREATE PRETTY STUFF thats what!
So thats what ive been doing this past week.
Pretty things will always make me smile :)
Some of these are headed for my EBAY store but feel free to email me if you are interested.

This Christmas i am really into beautiful Wreaths (i am yet to make one for myself though...) and i love sitting down with all my 'fabric and bits and pieces laid out before me and just letting the creative juices flow.

Here are 2 of my latest Christmas Wreaths
This first one i just love, probably because its so pink and soft. I couldnt resist the fabulous green ribbon, it's so sparkly!


I went for more of a Vintage look here and used my beautiful Mica Flakes. Then i made a rosette with some old lace and adorned it with pretty paper roses. It's very Victorian looking dont you think? Mum has already ordered one from me :)


Then of course theres my fabric Bon Bons that were so popular last year. They are purely for display purpose only and they look soooo pretty arranged on the table at Christmas Time. I used my favourite Paris Bebe' fabric and another vintage style fabric that i have totally forgotten the name of ( Note To Self: i must really keep a list of them with samples).



A very pink and glittery NOEL sign. NOEL doesnt always have the ' above the E, but i decided i should with this sign because i kept looking at it and thinking, how many men Named Noel would want a sign in pink and silver glitter? LOL Hence the use of the ' .


A new creation to add to the list....A Vintage Mica Flower Pot. Simple yet sooo pretty. I have it sitting with my Mica Wreath at the moment and they look so pretty together (no Shannon you CANT keep them).



The other day i was really feeling down in the dumps so i made myself something just for me, to cheer me up :)
I have adorned this heart shape wreath with Mica Flakes and added pink paper roses. From the bottom hangs a lovely crystal thats very special to me as it was part of my birthday prezzie from my dear friend
Julles
This way i can see it every day. Thanks Julles, luv ya.



Ok thats it for the 'pretties' ,for now anyway LOL
Lots more going on in my head, just have to find the time to create them all (hmm another 12 hours at least in the day required).OH and to find some Painting time too!

A another CHEERY note.....My Scampy Cat is back home and looks to be doing ok. Lets hope it stays that way hey! Thanks again for the well wishes for him, it meant more than you will ever know. Scamp sends kitty cuddles too.

LUV and HUGS

Shann xo

18 comments:

KARA said...

woohoo for Scamp being home back in mummy's arms.
know you are really teasing me, you know how I love PINK and I love it all, I can't not decide what I love the most, I love the Noel sign how gorgeous, I am definatley going PINK this christmas.
Oh soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooopretty (does this show how much I love)
Kara
xxx

FrostingsNSparkles said...

I'm glad your kitty is home :D I am drooling over your flower pot, and your bon bons, and your wreaths!! I haven't been around in a week, but I am also loving your Halloween decor!! You could be a trend setter :D :D

Gorgeous lovelies, sugar!!

Adla said...

Very beautiful creations, I myself have been creating wreaths like crazy here, preparing for the christmas craft fairs.I wish I had more hands, can relate when you say lots of ideas in your head but not enough time to create it all.Don't we all just love what we do :)

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Shannon!!!!!! I want everything!! SO gorgeous! You making the prettiest pink goodies, I just love visiting you!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Continued best wishes to Scampy Cat!!
OH, I am just loving looking at all your Christmas pretties. I just love Christmas!!!!!!!!!!
:)

joan said...

So glad your kitty is doing well! And I like your Christmas things especially the Noel sign.

Kerryanne English said...

Shannon, all your Christmas things are beautiful but I especially looove the wreath you made for yourself. How cute is the crystal hanging from the bottom - so girly and pretty. We all need to spoil ourselves sometimes.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Stephanie said...

Shann, such pretties for the holidays! Love the wreaths & especially the bonbons!! You are getting me in the Christmas mood & it isn't even Halloween yet!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

KARA said...

Hello again, I just showed my mom your items and blog and she said wow too.
Kara
xx

Katrina said...

Hi Shannon, posted your cushion today. Sorry about the lack of enthusiasm when I packed it (very boring this one), but my kids have been driving me mental and I had soooo much to pack, so I had to do it quickly. I am loving all your Xmas decorations too!! What's got you so worried too?

Chat soon...Katrina :)

Gail McCormack said...

Thank goodness Scampy is OK, never mind about your gorgeous Chrissy decorations just glad the cat is OK! Not really! I'm loving your enthusiasm for Christmas, can I buy some of your xmas enthusiasm cause I think I need it, honestly Shannon you really do perk me up...thanks so much
Gail
xxx

Siobhan said...

So happy to hear your little Scampy is doing better!
You have been creative...at least one of us has been lol.
Siobhan :)

Dolly said...

Aww Shann I am so glad scampy is back home with momma....you know the best medicine is mommas lovin!

I am drooling over all your pretty christmas goodies! You are making me want to dig out all my christmas decorations and get started!
I am not ready for that yet!

Glad all is going well for you all!
Luvs ya bunches,
Dolly

SHARON LUV'S SHABBY said...

I just LUV christmas, can't wait to start decorating. But after seeing your lovely pink things, I'm just not sure which way to go. I've always had the traditional xmas, baked dinner and all every year. Most people think I'm crazy still cooking a hot dinner, but It just wouldn't be the same. The pink looks so so lovely I'm really quite tempted...

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MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Shannon, so lovely to see another girl who LUVS a pink Christmas! Love the bon bons especially and why don't they make pastel pink (popping) bon bons I want to know! Mel xx

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You have so many pretty things! I am swooning over all of them and wish I could have them all!

Joy said...

Oooooh, the fabric bon bons...such eye candy! My teeth actually hurt - in a GOOD way of course! :)