oh the joys….

…the joys of Christmas!
Normally I don’t get too excited about Christmas. Traditionally it’s been a time of hard labour followed by the awesomeness of an extended holiday on the beach.
Now I’m a grown-up, married with children (yep, finally updated my FaceBook status ROTFL), and I’m trying to do things differently for my children…but it’s not easy.
I dread having both the boys all day, every day; literally putting out fires and separating them, or freaking out so much that I do everything I can to avoid them interacting so as to avoid the inevitable stoush!!

This year it’s differnt.
I decided to make these as thank you gifts. (You will need to subscribe to ClothPaperScissors magazine to find out how (I just renewed my sub!))

They will hang from some neighbours trees and they have been given to Rainer’s dedicated ABA Therapists.

I’m a little excited too, because it’s something I can do each and every year.

They’re so much more fun than cards and look a whole lot better too.

My wire and beading work still needs attention, but gosh, it was just fun putting all the differnt combos together.

I look forward to next Christmas and my new November/December 2011 issue of CPS to discover what new decoration I can create and share.

And so it’s Summer in Australia. In Brisbane we are really going to have a wet season…for the first time in a looong time. And it feels good.

Next year is going to be a huge year for change. There is a lot going on behind our daggy, half-painted lattice doors and I can’t wait to share it all with you very soon.

And I’ve already chosen my “word” for 2011


(well, that should give you a clue!!)

5 thoughts on “oh the joys….

  1. Peta says:

    love the cards – what a great idea – and so very YOU!!!….hope your holiday season isnt too filled with dread and you get some you time and the boys enjoy their time together….

  2. Lea says:

    These are stunning Gigi and so practical too. They look gorgeous hanging on the tree. Wishing you a peaceful holiday and looking fwd to seeing your lovely work in 2011. Leaxps I received my little package from Wicked Princesses this week. Thank you!

  3. Nicolee says:

    fabulous work Gigi. Really hope this holiday season is peaceful and relaxing for you and your family! So looking foward to being part of your online life in 2011!!!Merry Christmas my friend!!!Nic x

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