Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas Creations

Thank you for the buck-up. Sorry. I think I may be past the worst of it. I had a better day today.

Well I couldn't leave you all on such a sour note for Christmas, could I? So I have -at last!- got round to doing the photo's of all my Christmas creations..... cards and felties :) I hope they make you smile!















 -these are envelopes that I decorated. Colouring all the snow in white gel pen was really relaxing :)








more envelopes.......put a post-it note in the middle, stamp all around and over it, outline the square and then remove the post-it. Ta-daah!

These are felties I made for some people at my mum's Tai Chi Physio class.
I made them in line with their Chinese birth year.
So, this one is for someone born in the year of the rooster....




this for someone born in the year of the monkey:



....and the year of the rat!!! I like this one best, I think!!!



I made this wee cat for someone who's birth year I didn't know, but didn't want to leave her out :)



I also made some Babooshka dolls but can't find the photo! But I sent one to Di and she very kindly posted about it on her blog, here: Pixie's Crafty Workshop. 

Oh and look! We managed to replace the tree!!!



 And cheeky Scooter has sussed out which of the presents is his. Hmmm must be the catnip inside, do you think?


I hope we all have as good a day as we all possibly can!!!!

Have a good one!!

15 comments:

Julie said...

My word! You have been busy and I can see my own beautiful card among them :-) Your new tree looks beautiful. I'm glad you are feeling a bit better but still take steps to get care for your Mum soon. Have as good a day as you can tomorrow and enjoy Christmas. I hope Father Christmas is good to you all :-)

freebird said...

Merry Christmas! Your cards and felties all look great. What a nice picture of Scooter. Take care and hopefully, a much happier year to come.

Feronia said...

Beautiful cards, Helena! And I *love* the felties!! Hope you have a lovely Christmas and I really hope that 2011 is much brighter for you xx

Angel and Kirby said...

Your felties are precious! As are your cards! They made me smile. Glad you are feeling a little better! Merry Christmas!

Ginger Jasper said...

Very beautiful creations, you are very talented.. Have a good day.. Merry Christmas.. Hugs GJ xx

Lynda (Granny K) said...

I feel so proud to have received one of your lovely cards Helena and i'm so relieved to know that you have had a better day. I hope tomorrow will be even better for you and luvbug, who is a star to get your tree sorted!
PS your Felties are uber-cute!

Di said...

Merry Christmas Helena! What a lovely posting this is - and I spy the lovely card you sent to me :) Pleased to hear you're feeling brighter but I do echo what your other friends here are saying - steps to take care of your Mum must be a priority. Have a good day - Babushka is going out for tea later this afternoon, proudly pinned to my coat! Di x

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

My beloved friend Helena! Today your precious card arrived with my miss Peach on the front...I was thrilled to open the envelope and showed it to Dennis and my grandson Cole.
We arrived home from the ocean holiday yesterday and I am quite tired...it was a wonderful trip and I got to take all my men this time!
This evening I spent quite a bit of time reaching for the tissues and worrying about you...please know how much I care about you. dennis is also quite conerned that i am feeling so much sadness right now. I miss my mother dreadfully and am so homesick for Germany at the holidays...but all have gone on and it is an empty place there for me. I am so glad for my memories...they are forever!
I know what you are going through dear girl...I have been there with my mother.
I love your tiny tree...we have one in silver just like it and I love to watch the colors fade into eachother...be hugged by me and know that we are here for you...please take good care of yourself and know it is OK to cry and carry on...but you must carry on!
Blessing to you and all those who's hearts you love...from the cozy cottage

Dragonstar said...

These are so lovely Helena, and you posted them just at the right time for me. My son is just starting to make cards, but ran out of ideas. I've shown him these, and pointed out how different the cards can look, and I think he's becoming well and truly hooked (it's not just his old mum rushing something off at the last minute plus one, but beautiful works of art) Thanks for providing the inspiration!
I hope your day has gone well. Always thinking of you.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

very adorable cards
Merry Christmas

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Those are all so creative and adorable! We love the mice and the hedgehogs.
Hope you had a Merry Christmas!
--JB

Stardust said...

Sweetie, I hope you had a real merry Christmas. Thank you for all the hardwork behind the ornament, what precious stitches. And everything carefully designed, I'm totally touched.

I've acknowledged your gift at my place becos it's too pretty for my eyes only.

Hugs dear, and praying that 2011 will be so so much better for you.

BumbleVee said...

Oh, clever Scooter.... he has a great nose...

whew.... you were pretty darn busy with all the cards ...

and.... thanks so much for mine in the midst of trying to do so much for so many. Perhaps it's time to shorten the list?

Just do the best you can with your Mom...it's all we can do.....and we have to try to be satisfied with it. Even in the times when I was with mine and things were going downhill... and there were arguments and disagreements and such..... she used to say this herself.

"We can only do the best we know how at the time".... ... of course, some days I just have a good cry about it all...even all these years later...but...I try to hold onto what she said.... and it almost seems to help.... both of us were going through things we shouldn't have had to do....and we just muddled through...doing the best we could.

I, too, had siblings....but,...I was the one who spent almost a year at her house...a thousand miles from my house... and my life and my sweetie.... while they did their own thing. I wonder sometimes if they ever have a good cry about not being there....but, nobody ever said.... and we don't talk much....so who knows? Maybe it is just me and the way I am.... but.... we have to deal with that too I guess, eh?

Chrissy said...

What a lot of beautiful creations! You did awfully well, I confess that I had to buy some cards this year!
I read your other post too and am thinking of you....I wish there was an easier answer to it all ~ Chrissy

i beati said...

I want them all especially the felties- mistletoe mice and birds in cap and scarf..