DIY Christmas – Paper Snowflakes

  One of our favourite Christmas traditions is making paper snowflakes. We (meaning me!) cut out loads of them and fix them to the inside of the windows in our house. Make it look pretty and festive (tho this year we already have real snow outside!) Here’s how I make mine:  First, you need a square of paper and fold it downwards on the diagonal  Then, fold point A down to meet point B Fold point C down from point D, like so: And then fold point A/B across like this: Lastly, you need to make one cut straight across like so: Before unfolding, you need to make additional cuts. Remember point E forms the 6 points of the snowflake and point D forms the center of the snowflake. If you cut off D, a hole will be in the center. If you cut off E, the tips will have more points. These are the four patterns I usually end up making, but experiment and see what you get!!! I will post a picture once I’ve got all of my snowflakes cut out and stuck up! I’d love to see pictures of yours. Happy cutting out x x  

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Decisions, decisions

source  I am feeling super Christmas-sy. The girls and I spent the morning cutting out paper snowflakes and listening to cheesy Christmas music. A great way to spend the morning – helped by the fact it’s snowing outside! We played out in the snow for a bit when the baby was napping – she’s none too keen on how cold it is! And then the girls watched ‘Oliver’ while I chattered with a friend and her cute 12 week old baby girl. I’ve been enjoying a less hectic pace the last couple of days. Slowing down and just enjoying the moment. Getting caught up in the festivities that are coming. The last few weeks I’ve been pushing myself to do so much. And getting frustrated that I can’t do more. Comparing myself to others. People who craft for a living. People who don’t have 3 girls to take care of and spend time with. I’ve been telling myself I need to do as much as they do. I need to make all these things to sell. And getting stressed at the thought. Tonight I’ve realised I need to let that go. While I love painting/sewing/crafting….. it is not my full…

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Words of Wisdom

Imagine a Woman  Patricia Lynn Reilly   Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is woman. A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories. Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.    Imagine a woman who has acknowledged the past’s influence on the present. A woman who has walked through her past. Imagine a woman who has healed into the present.    Imagine a woman in love with her own body. A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is. Who celebrates her body’s rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.    Imagine a woman who embraces her sexuality as her own. A woman who delights in pleasuring herself. Who experiences her erotic sensations without shame or guilt.    Imagine a woman who honors the body of the Goddess in her changing body. A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom. Who refuses to use her precious life-energy disguising the changes in her body and life.    Imagine a woman who has access to the full range of human emotion. A woman who expresses her feelings clearly and directly. Who allows them…

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Dear Santa

A girl can dream right? I don’t expect to get any of these, my husband and I don’t really buy much for each other.We spend what little money we have on treating the girls. But still, just in case Santa is reading this, here is my christmas list! A table top easel Cute Owl necklace by Violet Bella Neil Young T-Shirt The Flight of the Bohemian – Feather and Chains Necklace   Bundle of owl fabric   Inner Excavation Book by Liz Lamoreux    A vintage owl dish Vintage Ruby Red Cowgirl Boots We’re gearing up for Christmas here. The bigger two girls are getting very very excited! We’re putting our tree up on Thursday, ready for family visiting at the weekend. I’ve made ornaments for my ornament swaps, and we’re planning on making paper chains to string up as well as paper snowflakes to put on the windows this week! Oh… and I remembered that I have a formspring account! So if you want to ask me anything, hop on over here

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