07 January 2015

Life in the Third Dimension

Length by width by height.  I have developed a fixation lately for creating usable, tangible objects from papier.  Mini books and boxes, definitely boxes.  That was absolutely trendy, trending, on trend for the past year in my craftroom - must keep up with the latest phrases (although goodness knows why).

Most of the time we are just re-stating the same phrase; but with an indication of seemingly apparent sophistication because we have correctly phrased the term.  Even language is not immune from "keeping up with the Joneses" as it were.  Hmmm, I wonder if the Joneses have been given the flick too?

Many of the boxes created during the year came from Pootles Dot Co Dot UK.  Thankyou Sam Donald, your instructional videos are just perfect.

PS Look up! Look up!  I managed to update the signature block.


Welcome to a new look for the blog.  This is for no particular reason except that I felt like a change and perhaps, to chaperon the New Year.

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It may take me a while to adjust the signature block below so that it blends in with the new look.  It's been a while since it was "manufactured" and I can't quite remember how I created it. . . just goes to show that some things will never change!

05 January 2015

Sixty Days of Sixty

A very special and dear friend celebrated a significant birthday recently (actually, quite some time ago now). She turned "something-zero", although the title of this blog is something of a give away, back in 2013.  It's just that it has taken me a while to post this entry, for no other reason than dilatoriness.

An initial gift of "many" treats was presented.
She had been away for the initial countdown.
Holidaying with family overseas.

The idea of continuous eventing came to fruition late one evening at a 50th birthday party where two of us got talking about celebrating our impending birthdays just like children seem to do these days - endlessly.  Enter the concept of having a coinciding number of events and birthday number.

A plan is slowly and simultaneously taking shape for moi, together with my customary stalling.

In the meantime, this idea was lent to a more pressing birthday and so I presented my friend with 60 orange gifts, orange being her much preferred colour.

A handmade papier flower - using sheet music.
She hails from a talented and musical family.

The notion of colour-coordinating gifts is not unfamiliar to this blog.  Remember the Box of Sunshine?

Bird of Paradise.
Cut fresh from my garden.

We both work with young children, so it was appropriate (and convenient) to be a little bit immature.

To help feed her coffee

Treats were left on her desk every day of the working week.  All leading up to the grand day.  Where there was an intervening weekend, three treats were left on a Monday morning.

Lots of yummy treats were also given.


Sixty orange gifts is quite a challenge.  Strange creatures began appearing.

Eeny meeny miny moe!
(Goodness how on earth is that spelt?)
Who who?

No idea what this is...
A one-eyed pumpkin.
Yes, and even a gold-fish!!

You may be pleased to hear that "Barbie" lived for a full twelve months.

This may have counted as more than
one gift. It was so long ago, I've
forgotten - fancy that.

A jar of papier treats - which I will dissect and feature in a later post.

A birthday card - Happy Birthday dear and lovely lady.