I sipped Twining's Christmas Tea as I went about my day. Forgot to listen to any Christmas music, though. In the late afternoon, it began to snow. Few things bring me more joy than working at my little crafting desk, sipping tea and looking out the dormer window at falling snow.
On my to-do list was making a thank-you card for a friend. The picture doesn't show it very well. The illustration was from one of those page-a-day calendars, and was just perfect for my friend, as we joke about aging quite a bit.
I used a fuchsia floral print for the basis of the card, to coordinate with the old lady's sweater. I found this print online as a free printable scrapbooking paper from Activity Village and simply printed it out on card stock.
|The inside of the card -- just a simple stamp and an edging made from stickers.|
And lastly, I took time to make up some Christmas graphics out of vintage/antique magazine illustrations I had previously scanned. I don't like my new scanner as well as the old one, and am still trying to figure out how to make the program work most efficiently. But I did get six or eight graphics made and was pleased with accomplishing that much. I enjoy using vintage illustrations here on my Christmas blog and it is especially fun to make them from my stash of 1950s Christmas magazines.
And this is a project I had hoped to work on, but didn't get to this time:
|This is one of the Dresden Plate placemats I'm working on to match the table runner I made a few years back.|