15.11.10

inspiration for a creative christmas...

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ooohhh  i love the countdown to christmas...
L.O.V.E.
i am having serious trouble *not* unpacking all our christmas decorations NOW...
just to see what i have of course...
not to hang...
or arrange...
{well maybe just a little arranging...}
just to have a little peak...a check that i have everything we'll need...


i also love that my folks are coming to have christmas with us from their sandy beach house in sydney...
my mum will also have to check out the christmas decoration *stash*...
she will absolutely may want to add her creative *two-bobs* worth...
you know, throw her ideas into the overflowing christmas basket...


so i thought i might start sharing a little *creative christmas inspiration* each week...
you know...just show you a few little things i am doing in preparation for the B.I.G day...
or things that i may have found whilst endlessly trawling through perusing lovely blogs with a glass of wine in hand at the end of another chaotic creative day...
{check out the D.I.V.I.N.E christmas decorations at RE...under *gREetings* in their list of goodies...
i'll show you my *couldn't-help-myself-order* when it arrives...}


anyhoo...i painted this canvas a while back...
an art canvas with a quick lick of paint & a few words of wisdom...EAT & LOVE...
but...with christmas just soo close { i should really be making a jug of mulled wine to write this with}
i thought i'd give it a simple little seasonal kick...


ingredients:
a cheapo art canvas
paint colour of choice
a few wise words of wisdom
very roughly cut triangle scraps of hessian
clear craft glue 
& twenty minutes before friday school pick-up...
i love it...
simple...
&
up-cycled...


&amp just lovely next to this guy
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so i'm thinking in the countdown to christmas 
a little monday sharing 
a little inspiration
would be lovely


...if you'd like more christmas inspiration
go & visit my gorgeous friend tina at Rubie's Place...
she is a creative angel...

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& if you'd like to know who i am making my bunting for 
with a very big smile & a huge sharing of friendship 
have a lookie here

xxx








17 comments:

  1. I love what you've done Melissa...simple, classy and heartfelt :) Oh, and very clever!

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  2. Love it Melissa.
    I've just discovered hessian too, have been working on a few little projects which I'll post before Christmas.
    You are funny, with your decorations - my husband is like you, the sooner the better. I like to put them up a bit closer to Christmas, so over the years we have learnt to compromise and they are up by end of first week in December.
    This year we are heading to in-laws in Victoria, so no decorations. I am already missing pulling them out. I think I will spray a twiggy branch and put up my favourites.
    Your canvas is gorgeous. Love how we create our own Christmas traditions once we have our own children. It's still a bit wierd for me being so hot at Christmas, but the children associate all the little touches with Christmas, and the hot Christmas is now their's so I embrace it too. Still hanker for a wooly pully and scarf on Christmas day though. Enjoy your decorations!
    Carmel
    x

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  3. Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog, you totally put a smile on my face :) Your blog is so lovely! I love the soft color palette and gorgeous images. I am now follower 210, so you are one up on me, lol.

    Hope you had a fantastic weekend, and I will see you around the blogosphere.

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  4. Absolutely love the hessian tree and the lettering too. Do you mind me asking freehand or stencil (don't have to give away any trade secrets).Anyhow, Melissa you are very creative x

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  5. It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas... : ))))))

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  6. Melissa, This post is just chock full of good stuff!

    Love what you did with your canvas.

    Love the ornaments hanging (I assume) from the ceiling. Beautiful!

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  7. two-bobs worth! Love the saying, and your canvas! Bring on the Christmas decor!!
    Cathy

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  8. How exciting! I love Christmas time and I love spending time making gifts and decorations. I'm looking forward to seeing some more of your ideas x x

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  9. I need a little prompting to get my head around Christmas coming. I always feel a little pressured this time of year... So I'm looking forward to your posts and I'm feeling a little inspired already!

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  10. Christmas seems to creep up on me here in Aus. I'm still trying to get used to Christmas in the Summer, so I think it's not really happening and then.....oops it's Dec 24th! Great art work. X
    Thanks for visiting and leaving lovely comments on my blog. X

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  11. Yay for Christmas coming!Look forward to seeing more of your Christmassy goodies :)

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  12. Woohoo for Christmas! Love the idea! It looks great!

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  13. Wonderful idea! Bring
    on Mondays : ) !!
    I ordered a darling
    Christmas ornament from
    Tina about a month ago,
    so I'm also chomping at
    the bit...And it was even
    more lovely that I'd
    hoped it would be! I
    am soooo excited about
    my bunting, too, you sweet
    sweet friend. Love your
    canvas. I think I need
    to put my resident little
    artist on to that one!
    Stay cozy.
    xx Suzanne

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  14. Miss Melissa, you truly are so clever. I LOVE your additions to your canvas, it looks fabulous!! Hoping you will share your purchases from RE...cannot wait to see them:D Thank you also for your very sweet words, you are such a darling and I send you the hugest Aussie hug ~ Txx

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  15. Thanks for the intro to RE..what a clever site...great play on words. Love rubies' place also, makes me a little homesick.
    Robx

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