Tuesday, December 8

Beer Mats and Baubles!

ZZproject3b1209

Would n't that be a great name for a drinking establishment???... I would drink in there! Actually ... right now as long as alcohol was plentiful and I did n't have to give present shopping another thought ... I would drink anywhere!!!ZZproject31209

I started Christmas shopping today ... Yeah ... 7 down and about another 930 to get!!! I exaggerate by the way ... tis a flaw in my character ... I say that ... when I exaggerate I do it so ridiculously ... no one ever believes me anyways ... so I don't think that needs to remain on the list of my flaws ... which has 10,000 other things on it ... I shall now remove it :0)

ZZproject3a1209 This beer mat box was a submission for the Zutter Zisters DT for December ... it is slightly different from my usual ... in that it opens like an exploding box and I have decorated a bauble to celebrate Jack's first Christmas ... I thought it would make a nice keepsake and seeings as Jack's Dad grew up in a pub ... quite apt too!

Now for the dilemma ... Do I wrap the presents I have bought and do them gradually ... or do I let them all stack up ... as per usual ... and then curse because I have left them until the last minute ... thing is ... I really cannot face shopping and wrapping in the same day ... maybe tomorrow :0)

37 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is beautiful, he'll love it. Wrap them as you buy them....I always wrap them all at once at the last minute and it's panic time, always run out of paper or tape. I never follow my own advice, and I suspect neither to do.......

Cath Wilson said...

I saw this on the Zutter site but it is beautiful :) I'm sure it will be the perfect keepsake - gorgeous colours, too.

Mali Pering said...

Wow! This is beautiful!!!

Sid said...

What a great idea and execution !

Rosie said...

How CLEVER is this?? Brilliant work Linda ... hope they offer you a job!

Elaine A said...

This is just gorgeous Linda. And as to wrapping, I'm the last person to talk to about that. Every year I say I am going to wrap as I go along, never happens. I'm always cursing and crying the night before Christmas.

Elaine Allen

alcoholinky said...

what a wonderful keepsake. great idea Linda!

Jennie said...

Gorgeous! and what a wonderfu; gift for Jack
xx

Helen said...

I havent started shopping for presents yet (just pleased I've got the cards made, lol!) and wish I could wrap as I buy - when I buy... good luck.

By the way, the box is A-MAY-ZING as Craig Revel-Horwood would say on Strictly...

Alix said...

no shopping here i'm afraid...but i do love your bauble in a box...could you make me about 50 then i won't have to go shopping at all! lol

such a sweet keepsake...i bet they love it!

Sue said...

Lovely bauble Linda! I say wrap as you go, I have a small pile of wrapped ones and a long list of unbought. When I feel fraught I go and look at the wrapped ones and kid myself I am further on than I really am. It helps a bit!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Bloody perfect gift missus. Do not wrap on the same day. But do not leave them for a marathon wrap wither; it makes you bitter about lack of help and extra work and blahdy blah. I should know. As for exaggeration..I think I actually do still have 930 presents to buy!!

craftytrog said...

A beautiful keepsake for Jack's first christmas Linda! Love the beermat box too! x

Anesha said...

Wow, stunning!!!! Anesha

Andrea said...

what a beautiful box Linda and a fab gift, adorable colour, your just to clever xx

Janice said...

That's fab. Reminds me I should get my BIA out again.

Kathy said...

This is soooo stunning, Linda

As for the wrapping little by little I say. I spent a whole day wrapping one year and it was horrendous. Never again

craftimamma said...

What a gorgeous keepsake Linda. Wish I'd seen this when my granddaughters both had their first Christmases last year.

Lesley Xx

Julie Ranae said...

This project is SO cool!

Biscuitlid said...

sooo pretty. I'll let you know if I ever come across a pub with that name lol!

Victoria
x

Nettie said...

what a fabulous keepsake for little Jack! and he can always blame you for his intro into pubs in later life! ;o) keep going: soon be next year and will all be over . . for at least 11 months, 30 days anyways xx

Kath said...

Oh how lovely this is. I wouldn't be able to part with it!

I have wrapped some presents...just because we were delivering them to Harpenden on the way back from Brighton! Still have a few to wrap!!!!!!!!!!!!

Effie said...

Fabulous balls Mrs L!

Tinkertaylor said...

never seen such gorgeous beer mats,
wrap as you go sounds great but how do you remember what you've bought?

Hels said...

Fabbydabbydoodles....I loooooooove this loads...and I am sure that it will be a treasure in years to come :O)) Now, about that shopping and wrapping...I will willingly wrap up all the presents for you...I love wrapping pressies LOL

Lorraine said...

love the blues on this beautiful and very special that will be treasured for a long time. As for the present wrapping just get a large glass of red and leave them all to pile up and do them in one go!

Sandra said...

What a fabulous box and bauble. One for little Jack to treasure.
I'd get the wrapping paper and sticky tape out the day after shopping... or better still get someone else to do it for you (hubby usually does mine)
Hugs
Sandra xx

Albajane said...

Linda that is so special,a great memory box......wish I had a BIA now .....Santa are you listening ?

Emily said...

Fab Linda, must try this (another for the todo list!)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Truly magnificent, ooh luv it luv it luv it ;) And if you read my comment at Julia's you'll see I'm not expecting any gorgeous handmade gifts for Christmas, so if you feel inclined one of these would be most welcome here hun hehehehehe
Anne xx

Linda Cain said...

Stunning!!!! I LOVE blue at Christmas time!

Linda C

Kay said...

oh! this is so lovely!

Mary Anne said...

Oh man, those are just gorgeous.

LOVE the little box too. Those hanging charms are ... well... charming! :D

Lynn Stevens said...

What an incredible 1st year ornament, one that will be cherished for a lifetime!

Minxy said...

This has to be the coolest gift i've seen made.. its such a lovely creation and i'm sure will be treasured for many crimbos to come :)

Debi said...

What an awesome ornament and box. Beautifully done!

Gez said...

Ooooooh...make note for next Crimbo.xx Gorgeous.xx

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