Tuesday, December 20, 2011

woyww - technique book and crazy kitty


No Christmas stuff on my desk this week.  The cards are in the mail and the presents all wrapped so I have started making ATC's for a swap.  The reason I am inspired is because Kelsey's ATC technique book arrived and I love it.  I have always admired her ATC's from afar via her blog.  There was no way I could convince DH that it was worth flying to Perth to take one of her workshops.  But, now I have her book and I can pretend I am in her class.  My plan is to slowly work my way through each technique make 2 so I have one in my folder and one to enter into any swaps. 

 The reason I have had so much time on my hands?  The teenager had her tonsils removed and I have been home for a week.  Playing at my desk all week, BLISS.   Apart from the teenager requesting (via her mobile phone - she is an i generation child) iceblocks, pain meds and some sympathy etc. etc.  I have been pretty much undisturbed. 
The cat seems to be enjoying the christmas spirit as well.... currently chewing her way through the decorations!

Off to visit Julia.

32 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see your ATC's .Hope your daughter recovers before all the christmas festivities.
    Have fab wednesday.
    Have very Merry christmas and please pop by i have candy on offer
    hugs judex 22

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  2. I love ATC's, its a challenge to work in such little space. Those little cats find everything!!I'm lucky..they look but don't touch..they don't like me yelling!!! "HEY" and they scamper.
    May you and yours have a wonderful holiday and enjoy WOYWW

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  3. How lovely that you've had some play time! Love the pic of the cat at the tree... Happy Christmas.

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  4. How special to have had some play time. Really hope the teenager makes a good steady recovery and you all have a wonderful Christmas.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  5. Hi there Sandra so glad you have enjoyed your break with family - or craft, and bit of time with daughter! :D happy WOYWW! and thanks for being a blessing to me through 2012.
    All the blessings of the season as we celebrate the birth of the dear Lord Jesus and the greatest gift of all, love Shaz in oz.x

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  6. hope your daughter is feeling better today. I am glad to hear that you got some time in crafting too! Hope you and your family enjoy a Merry Christmas holiday. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #44

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  7. Lol!! Your daughter could be summoning you by ringing a little bell. Maybe the phone messages are preferable :) I put all the unbreakable, unchewable decs on the bottom of out tree so they don't suffer the same fate!!
    Wishing you joy and happiness this Christmas,
    Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

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  8. Glad your enjoying the book and I look forward to seeing if I can "pick" the techniques you use! Christmas trees and furries don't generally mix well...particularly young furries! ;-)

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  9. Love seeing your cute kitty again! Yep, I nearly made No.1 but I was fluffing around doing copy and paste to get my blog address correct ... just a few seconds difference! The ATC plan is a good one. Look forward to seeing what you do with Kelsey's techniques. BTW, the cake was very good. I will cook No.2 tomorrow night. Funny you mentioning the white choc recipe ... I found it last year, it's great, but mine is really complicated (hehe) - I add currants as well! Glad those Christmas cards are finished for another year!

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  10. word veri was "quation" ... hmm?

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  11. that one was "patylap" ? better quit while I'm ahead!

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  12. Oooh sounds like a week of bliss! Enjoy the book. Have a wonderful Christmas. Sunshine Girl – No 38

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  13. Anyone would think the poor kitty doesn't get enough food or play things......Our tree is very top heavy as I get more and more annoyed with my elf taking them off and strewing them everywhere. There are also interesting gaps where things keep falling against it (usually bits of sofa as they are made into a house or bus......)Hope your teenager is perked up for Santa's visit ;) Merry Christmas to you and your family x

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  14. Smiling at your cat there, chewing the eg off the elf. Sorrel took no notice of the tree when I put it up but barked her head off at my musical snow-globe when I got that out - funny little thing.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
    Ann B
    #28

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  15. How come the cat prefers an elf to eat?? Cute!
    Nice you are all organised and can now have some quality crafting time with your poorly teenager.
    Have a great Christmas!
    Lots of love JoZarty
    Thanks so much for your comment too.

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  16. Aah it definitely feels good to be ahead of the game! Hope DD is back on her feet soon, but lucky you, having more time to play! When I was a teenager I had a cat that used to like to chew the Christmas tree, until the year she chewed through the Christmas lights that is!! She was very wary of the tree after that! Have a wonderful Christmas.

    Hugs
    Brenda 71

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  17. Love your desk. It looks like a lovely place to play. I went and checked out that ATC book and I'm afraid I might NEED one now.

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  18. Enjoy your Christmas - hope your DD is recovering well. x Jo

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  19. books are better - you can go at your own pace,and if you struggle most authors, if you ask via their blog, will help you if you can't work out a technique they have described ...


    Happy Christmas Sandra,

    Dxxxxxx

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  20. I just love looking through books and magazines. Although a live course would be fun too.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

    WOYWW #82

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  21. Have fun with the ATCs and have a great Christmas.

    Gorgeous pussycat. Had to laugh when I saw the photo. I had a real struggle to put the Christmas decs up and dress the tree today, as my kitty was determined to help - especially with the lengths of tinsel. I had to position the baubles so as not to tempt her to play with them or steal them.

    Marilyn

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  22. My Cat does that too in the past she has had the tree over ( bless her ),Merry Christmas, Hugs May x x x x x x

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  23. Just dropping by to greet you and your loved ones a joyful and blessed Christmas season, Sandra! That looks like a great book to have! Thanks for sharing your life and projects with us in your blog!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  24. I love ATCs - you will have great fun! Thanks for sharing in such a busy week! Hope you have a very festive and wonderfully merry time - see you in 2012! Sarah at 11.

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  25. Sorry I am posting by pasting the same to everyone …I hate to do this but it saves on energy that I lack and time, as I am a slow typer.
    THANK YOU so much for your good wishes …they cheered me up so much. I will up date you all on my health issues after the festive break but at least my balance problems have sorted them selves out and I think I shall be well enough to enjoy the Festive Holiday break. I enjoyed reading your post as I always do.
    All my good wishes to you and your family. xx
    Cats love xmas trees ...our newest has felled out tree 4 times so far. lol

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  26. LOL! What a naughty cat! Hope your "baby" is all better now but what a great excuse for crafting. Merry Christmas!

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  27. Oh that looks a good book, what a great idea! And how nice to move onfrom Christmas creating now ! Hope the tonsillectomyq patient is much improved and bouncy for the weekend, happy Christmas!

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  28. Oh dear....I'm scared! My 22 year old daughter has been fighting strep for a few years now and the Dr. thought it best to wait to see if she out grows her yearly battle. Nope! It's worse than ever! A trip in the new year will hopefully see the evil tonsils gone and the illnesses that come with them - GONE too! I hope your daughter recovers soon and is feeling better than ever!
    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas with family and friends and All The Best for a Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year!

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  29. Love that picture of your cat, reminds me of our Fudge (sadly departed now). Interested in your atc book so going to follow the link when I have said Merry Christmas - Hugs Neet #4 xx

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  30. Lol at your cat! They all seem to adore dismantling Christmas decorations. Hope your daughter is feeling a little better now. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Shaz #19

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  31. Hello Sandra, just popping in late to say I've really enjoyed visiting your blog, and admiring your handiwork throughout the year. It's been fun getting to know you, virtually that is :) I hope your daughter is well on the mend now and looking forward to the festivities. The ATC book looks inspirational so look forward to seeing the ATCs you make in the new year. In the meantime, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Elizabeth x #46

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