The dance recital was a great experience for all of us as a family. My husband Pete was a great hit as Santa. He did so well. We both loved the interaction with the little dancers in our roles as Santa and Mrs Claus and got so many hi-fives and hugs. Jamie also did awesome in the three dances she performed in.
Below are a few photos:
Trying on costumes prior to the recital.
Jamie in her Snoopy costume.
Jamie, in front, as a snow angel.
Jamie, in front, as a soldier.
Pete in his Santa costume.
Me in my Mrs Claus costume.
The things we do for our kids (and their dance teachers)!!
I received the giveaway I won from Sylvia of Mijbil Creatures in the post yesterday. I was blown away. I knew the characters were tiny but until I saw them for real I didn't realise how tiny or detailed they were. I don't know how she takes such beautiful photographs of them. The tallest character is only 9mm high. I am just so thrilled to have these lovely little Christmas characters in my miniature collection. They will take pride of place on a little shelf in my Christmas box when I work on it next year.
I also got an unexpected Christmas surprise in the mail yesterday, this beautiful Christmas decoration from Melli of der Pippibaren-blog. Thank you Melli. It is just beautiful. Edward thinks it should go in his Christmas box and Marlon thinks it should go in his new residence when I build one for him. I think Edward might win. It will be another item that will take pride of place in my Christmas box. Perhaps I will take a photo of it to put in Marlon's residence!
And lastly for today, a quick little tutorial:
Cut the head off a small paper scrapbooking flower.
Glue it on to a flat jewellery finding. Drill a hole in the centre and insert
a miniature candle or a painted toothpick or similar to represent a candle.
(Preferably a candle that is a bit straighter than this one!)
I want to try to make a miniature poinsettia flower to try this technique. I think it would be lovely for a Christmas scene.
And finally for today, I have received my parcels from Maribel and Francesca for the 2013 Chain Christmas Swap. I am trying hard not to open them until Christmas Day but it is very hard to resist.