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Friday, December 10, 2010

Colourful Fridays - Christmas Colours

 Robyn at Daisy Quilts has outdone herself with her display of  beautiful Christmas coloured things this week. I can't help but think Robyn must have the most lovely and organised home!

I went down looking in my daughter's room and wasn't disappointed. If truth be told, the little boxes were on top of the stereo and the nativity scene was on the tall boy, a little repositioning and bingo!

I got a little crafty last night, inspired by the gift I bought myself and have been waiting a couple of weeks to arrive, and which arrived on Monday, Handmade Living, featuring artisan MissChief Maker, among others, some of whom you will find listed below on  blog under "Australians".

This is my interpretation of her button necklaces. For more details of how to buy the book for yourself or someone you love, look to Tania McCartney or

There was also this from me ...

If my daughter had a female teacher, she may have possibly gotten one of these with her Christmas / end of year gift. She doesn't, she has a male teacher. Must buy appropriate present.

There were also these in the front garden ..

While I sat despairing at the state of this table, my son busied himself with lego.

Our plastic Christmas tree, decorated mid November!

And I couldn't go by without sharing this from my op shopping last Friday. I have two. I also have some others to share photos of on another day.

I then went looking for Christmas Carols from when I was at school and found this


The North Wind is tossing the leaves,
The red dust is over the town,
The sparrows are under the eaves,
And the grass in the paddock is brown;
As we lift up our voices and sing
To the Christ-Child the Heavenly King.

The tree-ferns in green gullies sway;
The cool stream flows silently by;
The joy bells are greeting the day,
And the chimes are adrift in the sky,
As we lift up our voices and sing
To the Christ-Child the Heavenly King.

I just loved the visual image of tree-ferns in green gullies swaying, usually when we were out in the middle of the school yard as the teacher stood on the steps to the classrooms, typically around 11 am and without hats!

Thank you so much Robyn for the opportunity to play along!


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  1. You have a lovely collection of Christmas colour. Your tree is looking great and like the idea of the button necklaces as gifts. Male teachers are always the most difficult to buy for - what about chocolate?
    Gorgeous Christmas song.

  2. Oh Nessa, thankyou for thinking I'm organised *grin* Truth be told, I am not, but I do aspire to be... one day :-) ;)
    ...until then, I craft and quilt *giggle*

    Love all your christmas colour too, a lovely tree, lego (very colourful), a beautiful doily...wonder who stitched that?
    Your little nativity is really adorable and so are your necklaces..clever girl :-)

    Have a wonderful Christmas Nessa and thanks for sharingin CF's with us all and... your Christmas Carol.
    Ho ho ho and hugs,
    Robyn xx

  3. Such a lovely past time... visiting colourful fridayers....Thanks for letting me visit!
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Very pretty!!! Yes it was always easier giving gifts to female teachers, I usually made them something. I usually buy one of those Tim Tam type gift packs with chocolate & mugs for male teachers. They seem to quite like them. Have a great Christmas, hugs, Jan

  5. Pretty little vignette in the first photo.
    I don't think I've seen that Christmas Song before. I like it.
    We have a lego advent calender this year.

  6. It looks a lot like Christmas...I remember the days of lego all over the floor!

  7. OH, I just love Christmas! LOVE your tree. Great Post. Thanks for sharing.
    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas.
    HO HO HO

  8. Ooo I love your button necklace!! Yummy. And I also am very into the lego scene as well. There are boxed of it in our house. Great pics. Kind regards, Anita.

  9. Cute nativity scene!

    And I LOVE that you let your kids decorate the tree mid-November. We had our decorations up the same time and if my husband could have helped it, we would have gotten a tree then too.

  10. Thank you for sharing poem. I really enjoyed reading it. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Love Lois

  11. Hello Nessa,

    Lots of Christmas here in this post. Love the necklaces you made. Love the doiley you bought.
    A very happy post.
    Merry Christmas Nessa.

  12. Merry Christmas. Lots of lovely Christmas colours. Charmaine

  13. i love your button jewelry - they look great. i made a couple of button necklaces at the start of this year, and i have been wearing and wearing them. looks like you must have a decent button collection of your own to find these beauties in...


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