A very late and so desperate search for a Sasha based Christmas card. I’ve know about needing this for well over 300 days… but does this spur me on to do something about it earlier on? NO! So now at the last minute it’s panic stations!
Grabbing my camera, my new Twig tree (which I decorated with some fine red tinsel) and a few ‘red-dressed’ dolls of varying sizes, I try to apply myself to the task in hand, although the truth is, that my heart’s wasn’t quite in it this year with still feeling ‘so poorly.’ With the inclement weather still outside I had to opt for taking the photos in the conservatory amongst dull and grey surroundings. Not a promising start.
First few attempts….(I have left these photos without lightning them so that you can get ‘the real picture’ that I had to work with.)
Eventually decide to go with this last photo which I duly lightened, and feeling generous, go for a slightly larger size (7″ x 5″) instead of my usual 6″ x 4″, and so ordered 60 to be printed.
A week later they arrived but were useless as I had lightened them too much so into the re-cycling bin they went. Starting again I then chose to use photo no 9 and in the smaller size.
These arrived on 19th December and so the writing and posting of them began in the hope that at least some of them would arrive with the recipients in time.
As most of you have seen my usual Christmas decorations here over the past years I decided just to show you a couple of photos of my new one, a graduated twig tree (it is actually a 3D but I wanted to use it as a 2D up against this wall) which I then decorated firstly, in red tinsel for the use with my Christmas card and secondly, in tiny green sparkling ivy for my hallway.
(With the flash on in the hope of picking up the sparkling tiny ivy but alas to no effect.)
(Added a red bow to last year’s new wreath outside the front door.)
Chon’s Christmas handbag.
Chon’s Xmas stocking and re-usable linen embroidered cracker and bottle bag gifts plus a Christmas Rose plant.
24. My gifts to Chon’s new partner in a more ‘manly’ stocking.
Bella, Chon’s dog’s gifts.
Alcohol gifts for my eldest brother and sister-in-law to take with us to their Boxing Day’s open house.
I filled this charming little Christmas stocking for a delightful two year old member of our family who loves to come and visit me and play with my Sasha Dolls.
Chon’s New Year gifts. A horse’s snaffle bit on a leather bracelet and her usual bowl of Hyacinths… plus a bottle of Champagne and chocolates.
I’ve decided to keep you in suspence as to what/which doll Father Christmas brought me this year. Actually that’s not quite true as I haven’t had the time to take any photos of it, or my other Sasha related gifts, as yet so hopefully they will be in my next post.
Father Christmas waving me and Xmas 2015 farewell until December.
I hope that I have been forgiven for not posting this last Sunday, with it being the first Sunday of the month, and that this post makes up for it.
Wishing all my wonderful blog followers a very happy and healthy Sasha filled New Year and with an extra special thank you to those who so very kindly take the time to comment and give me some all important feedback.