Thursday, 25 August 2011

Christmas is coming...

the geese is getting fat...

and Steven's Christmas list is getting fat too...

OK that is Steven's Christmas list for others, I think we've done very well over the last few weeks and hopefully it will carry on in that direction.

First of all, I've managed to make another 2 'countdown to Christmas' blackboards, but this time I've put 'sleeps' on the tag and not 'days' as they are for Alfie and Orlando's families and they tend to count sleeps.


Steven has been busy adding his personal touch to some 'post it' books for his Out of Town centre...


The letters used were cut from the sizzix decorative strip 'Neon Mini'


...and his been doing his art work on some more mugs. This time using the pots of paint rather than the paint pens which he used for the mugs for his teachers last year.


I tend to hold the mugs and turn them around while Steven is doing the painting. Slight problem with using paint pots though, is that they get covered in lots of paint, which means I cannot add the names to them like I did to the ones Steven done last year. So have wrote the name under the mug so sort of personalizes it for the person receiving it, lol... I still think they are very unique though...





9 comments:

Susan said...

Such a lovely photo of Steven crafting - it must run in the family :)
I love those blackboards, where do you get them please?

craftattack said...

You 2 are making some good stuff. Picasso would have been proud of those mugs! Hugs,
Valerie

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks susan and val...xx

the blackboards are from hobbycraft susan..xx

Carole said...

Bless Steven, you can see that he is really engrossed and enjoying painting those mugs, and you're right, they are a totally personal and very unique gift!

Love the little blackboards and gingerbread men, soooo cute!

Hugs, Carole xxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks carole...xx

SusieJ said...

Wonderful mugs Maria and Steven looks so engrossed in the painting.
Cute countdown blackboards too.
Hugs xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks sue...xx

tea_bag said...

Fab photo of Steven crafting, he makes such unique and treasure gifts I adore the Blackboards such fab gifts

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks alma...xx