Thursday, 19 September 2013

Lets Get Shabby - Seasons

I love the seasons and those inspiration cards are so beautiful; I chose the winter one. I would love to see snow like this and hopefully will one day on one of my trips to Colorado to see my sister.
I have always made my son's costumes for book week; it all started with our eldest at Pre-School and a costume to go as the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. I spent many hours over several days wrapping card stock with aluminium foil and tying the pieces together with macramé rope; I made the hat out of an actual kitchen funnel and punched holes in it to tie it on his head under his chin.
Several years and many costumes followed culminating in the whole family going to a friend's Medieval themed 18th birthday party dressed as the knights and lady of the realm. This was the last of my costume making days. My grandsons are now beginning to celebrate book week at their schools and I love receiving the photos their parents send through.
I recently purchased 'The Rise of the Guardians' DVD for the grandchildren to watch on the recommendation of my next sister. It is a beautiful cartoon movie celebrating the old characters we knew and loved as children; Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, the Sandman, the Man in the Moon and the Tooth Fairy fighting a dark character Pitch Black who sends Nightmares to children shaking their belief in the good characters. Our eldest grandson thoroughly enjoyed it and it has now become a favourite; he chose to be Jack Frost for book week and his parents did an awesome job of his makeup with white face-paint and glitter through his hair, on his face and sprinkled on his shoulders; he was the only one in the school as this character and won the day. I was so thrilled his parents when to such effort for him.
Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, best wishes.


  1. So glad you got this up in time
    Book week is fun!
    I love tha papers you have used and the colours look great! This is such a great page

  2. This is lovely and I really like hearing about your layouts too.. I love the little snow man!

  3. oooh you write so well, I get completely drawn into it! Love your page, you've interpreted Winter perfectly... LOVE the background paper and the gorgeous Snowman! Thanks for playing along with Shabby!

  4. Your stories are always mesmorizing Susan! I's so consistent, I totally get the feeling of frost :) Thank you for joining our challenge!

  5. This is a fabulous winter page. tfs the story behind it. The background paper you have used is great. Thanks for joining in with us at Let's Get Shabby.

  6. Thanks for sharing another fabulous story behind your layout....Adore your winter page :)...Thanks for playing along with Let's Get Shabby!