Pink Fire Pointer 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 12 - Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
For the final day I thought I would share with you an image of our magical tree. All the decorations that have been featured in the 12 days are all hanging on this tree with a unique collection of many vintage and Disney decorations. I also took a few close ups, so enjoy and I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

12 Days of Christmas: Day 11

White Dove Decoration
This decoration is once again so simple and effective to make and yet it is also so versatile as you could also use this as a decoration throughout the year.
Materials Needed:
Wooden Dove
White paint - highly recommend Annie Sloan paint for a perfect finish
This is the last of the decorations with only one more day to go which will complete the 12 days of Christmas.

12 Days of Christmas: Day 10

Star Decoration
So finding 12 ideas leading up to Christmas can be a bit overwhelming and therefore I have borrowed an idea from my sister's tree for day 10 and I think it looks fabulous and once again so simple to make.
Materials Needed:
Flat wooden star decoration
Festive paper
Pearl gems

12 Days of Christmas: Day 9

Christmas Angel
This beautiful Christmas angel will look perfect either at the top of the tree or hanging as a decoration below and once again very simple to make!
Materials Needed:
Peg - with a round end (to be used as the head)
Wings - either cut your own or use a die cut
Gold Ring - Amazon
Gold string
Glue gun

12 Days of Christmas: Day 8

Vintage Gift Bags
Make your gift extra special by placing it in a paper bag that has been decorated with vintage imagery and lace. It will look so pretty that they won't even want to undo it to see what's inside!
Materials Needed:
Brown Paper Bag
Printed Vintage Imagery
Bits of fabric and lace
Small Peg
Glue Gun

12 Days of Christmas: Day 7

Photo Decorations
These decorations make the perfect gift for someone or if not a gift you can decorate your tree with the memories of loved ones.
Materials Needed:
Plain Wooden Decorations - Bauble Shape
Photo cut to shape of the decoration
Glossy Accents - this will create the glazed look over the top of the decoration

12 Days of Christmas: Day 6

Fabric Heart Decoration
These can be hung anywhere around the house and not just on the tree. Also you can make lots of them in lots of different fabrics to match home decor for the holidays.
Materials Needed:
2 x colours of fabric - 1 pattern/1 plain works best
Merry Christmas Ribbon from Next
Needle and Thread

12 Days of Christmas: Day 5

It's all in the wrapping!
No matter how small or big the gift is, always put extra effort into the wrapping.
Materials Needed:
Christmas Tissue Paper
Brown Tag
'Jingle Bells' stamp - Hobbycraft

12 Days of Christmas: Day 4

Musical Note Bauble
Another tree decoration for you to feast your eyes on today and its soooo simple to make.
Materials Needed:
Clear Bauble
Strips of musical note paper
Stickles Glitter in Platinum

12 Days of Christmas: Day 3

Snowflake Decoration
These decorations are so easy to make and you can use up old bottle tops in the process!
Materials Needed:
Snowflake decoration - we found some in TK Maxx
Bottle Cap
Small vintage picture cut to fit inside the bottle cap
Glossy Accents - can buy at Craft Obsessions
Stickles Glitter in Platinum

12 Days of Christmas: Day 2

I'm sure we have all started handing out some Christmas cards but why not make a few of your own for that extra special person and show them how unique they are.
Materials Needed:
White Card
Christmas Pattern Paper
2 x small doilies
Snowflake embellishment
Vintage Christmas Image
Poinsettia and holly leaves embellishments
Metal Christmas sentiment
Have fun!

12 Days of Christmas: The Countdown

Hi bloggers, the big countdown to Christmas is on its way with only 12 days to go. So I thought I would get a little creative and post a bit of creativity each day to get you inspired and maybe you can save your pennies and make some gifts this year. There will be a range of cards, decorations and home decor for you to check out everyday and if you see something you like, please leave some festive comments!
Starting things off is this adorable cute stocking decoration.
Materials Needed:
Some of your favourite fabric, could be festive, floral or plain, whatever you fancy
Festive trimmings - I used some that I found in Next, approx £5 for all 3
Needle and thread
Stocking Template
What pressies have you made this year?


yesterday, my always spunky, sometimes sassy, but mostly sweet Emma Grace (aka: Spidergirl), turned 8. i love her so very much and i can't believe she's already EIGHT!

at eight she:
  • isn't too thrilled with Spiderman....or any sort of 'boy' toys.
  • still wakes up at the butt-crack of dawn ready to tackle the day with the most amazing amount of energy.
  • still falls asleep by 8:30 most every night (hmmm, maybe that's her secret!).
  • is quite obsessed with eating popcicles....still.
  • is in the process of growing out her bangs so she can be just like her big sister.
  • is very sensitive and emotional these days.
  • is a social butterfly and knows just what to say and do to make people feel welcome.
  • loves her bacon, eggs and biscuit breakfasts made by daddy every saturday & sunday.
  • still takes way too much medicine to control both allergies and acid reflux.
  • hasn't yet graduated beyond the once-a-week allergy shots (but we're making progress).
  • is in second grade and we're told she's at the top of her class...a very good student, indeed.
  • loves dill pickles. (that's my girl!)
  • writes sweet notes of encouragement on post it notes and leaves them all over the house.
  • is still trying to find a way to convince me that she'll do fine with a puppy.
  • is really into fashion and looking cute. anything with fuzzy or a cute puppy on it is a total winner.
  • can't get enough popcorn from the whirlypop in her belly.
  • is totally enthralled with watching eduational videos on sharks, snakes, polar bears and manatees.
  • giggles the biggest belly laughs you've ever heard from a child her size and age.
  • invited 30 classmates (her entire class) to her birthday party so no-one felt left out.
we pretty much adore her and her shenanigans and are so very blessed to call her ours!  wish us luck as we prepare to host a room full of energetic kids this weekend for her celebration.

Holly Jolly Christmas Workshop Day

Hi bloggers, today was our Crafting for Christmas workshop at home and it was super christmassy and lots of fun! We had a great turn out and some excellent wreaths were made. I love seeing everyone's creativity and the different results people come up with. As promised there was lots of Christmas music, cake, tea and lunch which helped feed the hunger of our dedicated crafters. I took lots of pictures so sit back and relax to enjoy the photos of the day.
Books of Inspiration
All set up and ready to craft
Here's one I made earlier
Our crafter's busy at work
Jen's Wreath
Cathy's Wreath
Joanne's Wreath
Beth's Wreath
Jane's Wreath
Dina's Wreath
Elle's Wreath
Cora's Wreath
Jean's Wreath
Today has been the perfect start to December and the countdown to Christmas has definitely begun. Time to get out all the Christmas decs and put up the tree! I hope to be blogging up until Christmas but if reality of university kicks in then I may not be blogging until the new year, in which case Merry Christmas bloggers and a Happy New Year!

Blog Hop: May Arts + Little Yellow Bicycle

hello all my Little Yellow Bicycle fans! this week, LYB has been sharing ideas for how to use May Arts ribbons along with their Once Upon A Christmas collection. and to finish off the week with an abundance of inspiration, today, a few of the other LYB designers are treating you to a mini blog hop!
May Arts provided me with a gorgeous selection of ribbons to complete this project.  there were so many that coordinated with this collection that i had a really hard time narrowing down which ones would actually get used. do you ever have that problem?
i ended up choosing those that had a sweater-like texture to help mimic the texture of the sweater & yarn appearing in the photos. i'm completely smitten with the white lace ribbon trimmed with pompoms on one edge.  *swoon*  the new alphabet sticker from deja views have the perfect burlap texture, as well. just wait until you see what Vicki did with that same ribbon! oh my heavens, it's so cute!
anywho. for this little accent, i layered two of the fabric snowflake stickers together and tied them off with ribbon before embellishing with adhesive-backed jewel stickers and a stick pin loaded with small beads.
my daughter is hoping that Santa brings her a new Raggedy Ann baby doll like he's done every year since she was a baby.  it's her bestest friend and keeps her feeling safe and secure when her world feels unsteady. such a sweet thing to see how special this doll is to her.

okay. so are you ready to hop along? here's the hop list. now go forth, and be inspired!
Tania Willis  (you are here)
the bonus of this little hop is that May Arts is also treating you to the same inspiration. so, be sure to visit the Little Yellow Bicycle designers' blogs listed above and the May Arts blog for their list and leave a comment at each one for your chance to win gorgeous products to use on your own projects. (psst....LYB is giving away Once Upon a Christmas)