Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year with lots of laughter and nice friends, with funny moments and success!

And here are my Christmas pictures in a collage (Thanks kdatta for the idea!) You can see our dinner, presents, soft toy friends and tree here.

Presents by post

Friday, December 26, 2008

This Christmas was very exciting in different ways. I took part in the Aussie Advent Swap - just like last year so I got a 'big' present with 24 small ones in an Advent Calendar from Lyn. This was the last present:

And I also took part in "Karácsonyi húzogatós" a game among Hungarian women where you had to make and send a christmas present to someone. I got these wonderful gloves and deco with a little bell on it from Csáknir. Thank you very much for it!!!

Of course I sent some presents as well.
This is my favourite from the Advent Swap to Geniene:

And this is the last big present to Geniene (I think you can recognize a snowman of this group... I didn't want to show you the whole table runner but one at the beginning of Advent. But now as Advent is over I can show you as Geniene saw it I think.):
And I sent these presents to Ablie as she was my other partner in 'Karácsonyi húzogatós'. I hope she got my parcel before Christmas:
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Mine is continuing tomorrow with our third family...So I am still in the middle :D

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

This day was wonderful for me:
1. I got the "Karácsonyi húzogatós" present which I haven't opened yet..... Thank you!
2. I got the most wonderful and cute postcard from Christine from Canada, which is a huge surprise. I am sure it will be part of my decoration in the following years. Thank you Christine!
(pics tomorrow)

And as tomorrow I am going to be very busy (24th Dec is the starting of the celebration in Hungary) I want to wish a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year full of fabric and friends!

Boldog Karácsonyt és Vidám Új Évet, Kedves Barátokat, Szép Anyagokat nektek!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Nothing much new (which I can show).... My "Christmas present" (Karácsonyi huzogatós) is on its way to someone... But here is a little one who (he is about 3 cm tall, Tilda design) wants to wish you a very happy last 10 days till Christmas (he is now sitting with B and Leopold in the workplace)

OUR advent wreath

Thursday, December 11, 2008

When I read Amaranta's idea about posting our wreathes I went and took some photoes. To tell you the truth it was not ready on the fisrt Sunday (it is a shame but think about the saying of the cobler and his shoes....)
Finally I could make it on the 3rd day of Advent...
The ones who visited our MESKA shop or took part in the poll will find it familiar. This year the 'coffee cavalcade' was the first wreath I made and I loved it so much I made one with coffee for my family.
I used my old wretah so it is a bit bigger than the first one I made for the shop. The brown pyramid candles are made of 4 kinds of brown wax. When I make a wreath there are usually 'small stories' which I put on the wreathes.
This one is a city of coffee beans.

First a picture about the whole wreath:

As usual I used only natural things. There is a piece of organza ribbon (yellow/light brown/ golden - we had a disputa about the colour and couldn't agree), it is not bright at all especially on the moss. The beans are sitting on the ribbon everywhere. This is 'cinnamon city', like New York or other big cities with their skyscrapers:

This is the park of the city when the coffee beans can sit on cinammon branches to have a rest:

A huge (and really beautiful) cinnamon with its two little ones:
This is the huge funnel where the coffee beans came from:
And this is the stream of anise. In the coffee city there should be a stream (OK, I live in a city with a huge stream in it :)):

This is part of the coffee tourist forests, it is a typical wood-stack:
I hope you liked my stories about OUR advent wreath. Thank you for the idea, Amaranta!!!

And finally the 11Dec present, a funny and nice piece of fabric!

After a while.... more wreathes and swap

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's been a while when I last post....Lots of things happened.... I am extremely busy, I sewed a lot, I worked on more advent wreathes for the shop and I work of course.... Plus I try to go shopping to get the perfect pressies for friends and family...
Now I am ill in bed so I have to have a break, no matter what I want... So I use these good minutes (headache and fever is not that bad at moment) so I post quickly....
Here are the other wreathes I made: (I hope you didn't get bored of them, if yes, just tell me please!) Sorry about the pics, I had to take them at night (when I finished) without natural light but only lamps.....
This is another white as this seemed the most succesful one this year.... The snowflake theme seems trendy this year so I had to make another one...It was not easy to find nice white candles but we could manage somehow....

And a "Santa" again.... A lady loved so much she ordered a new one (but finally after I made it she changed her mind and wanted to make it for herself.... but finally it went to a kind lady who was very happy to get it, so I am happy again.... This was one of my two favourite designs this year....)

And an orange one.... As you know this is my favourite colour but the one in poll was not made by me.... I remembered Evi's words and laughed when my friend tole me: 'You are the orange-lover, you have to make the orange wreath!' So I started and made this one...

And the cute one. This one was made for Leopold, B's friend. They work together, Leopold is sitting on B's desk. He wanted some Advent decoration as well, so I made this one.

And here you can see him, Leopold. (This is an old picture....)

I wanted you to be able to imagine how cute this wreath is, so I took this picture. The mug is a normal size mug...

And some words about the swap.... As last year this year I participated in the Aussie Advent Swap again (it was named by me only...) My partners are Geniene (I sent to her) and Lyn (she sent me)...This was the envelope that went to Australia:

Here you can see my pressies (I can put them here as Geniene started to open them, so she saw these....Actually I sent them in October.... I wrote some little letters (actually I enjoyed writing them, so finally I wrote not in all pressies, but almost...): I found a huuuuge envelope (lot bigger than A4 size, so I could put everything in)
And the ones I got from Lyn. She also had to send in an envelope, but I made them Advent decoration so I used these beautiful paper bags. They are in the hall, so this is the first thing people see when they enter the flat. The big one has the wrapped pressies and the small the opened ones. I am happy every morning to open them.

And here are some more pics as I promised the Ladies on forum: (I try to post them every day or every second day in the future...hopefully it will be more exciting that way...)
1Dec (a handmade badge):

2Dec (the 2nd present was a pattern and the 3rd pressie still wrapped):

3Dec (the 3rd present -pink postcards and envelopes - and the 4th wrapped):
4Dec (a thread something - sorry I forgot its English name and a measure keyring plus the 5th present):

5Dec ( I got fabric this day! :D I guessed when I started to open it, it was so soft...):
6Dec was a handmade pin keeper:
7Dec was a bigger pattern:

8Dec was a flowery fabric, 9Dec was the pink pen and 10Dec was a pattern: