Friday, 16 December 2011

My santa's are getting restless...

Hi everyone

Thank you for all your support for my last post here and my guest post on Your Heart Makes a Difference. I appreciate all of your comments.
Leslie has been generous and included me in her latest post. Please pop over and say hi.  Thank you Leslie.

I'm still painting market bags so here are my latest offerings. They were done in the recipients favourite colours. 

Can you tell I am having fun using the Crafters Workshop stencils? In these bags I used the 12' x 12' Flower Shower,Cosmic Swirl and Flower Frenzy as well as the 6'x6' in Cosmic Bubbles, Tie Dyed and Harlequin.
The bags were based in a mix of Jo Sonja Textile Medium and White Gesso. The paint colours I used were Jo Sonja Titanium White,Pthalo Green, Prussian Blue Hue, Brilliant Green, Brilliant Magenta, Transparent Magenta and Diox Purple all mixed with Jo Sonja Textile Medium.
I have also doodled and written words over the paint with my black Sharpie and then painted the main word.
All bags were heat set with my iron.

Now onto the Christmas buildup.
Today my Santa's are getting excited and restless for the big Day to arrive. They have been here on a shelf at my front door greeting everyone who walks through the door.

  Here is the ring leader that keeps them all in line.
 They are so cheerful and can't wait for the reindeers to come and begin their big fly-around.

Well as we are in the final countdown, I hope you have had a great week. I made my first batch of Christmas Shortbread yesterday using my grand mothers recipe and it is almost gone already. I can see lots of baking to be done in the next week. Quite frankly if my family keep eating it all before next weekend, Santa will have a hard time finding any on his plate that we leave out.
Here's to the last weekend before Christmas. I hope it's not too frantic for you. For me it means  getting the house ready for some relaxing and spending time with family and friends.

I leave you today with a quote from Dr Seuss.

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? 
It came without ribbons. 
It came without tags. 
It came without packages, boxes or bags. 
And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. 
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. 
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? 
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?"


Janet said...

Love the bags! But all your Santas have stolen my heart. They're all so cute. I especially like the three in the second photo. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

patty said...

What a lot of holiday cheer here! Thanks for sharing.

Tyggereye said...

ooh Christmas Shortbread. Yum.. Love all the colors you used. All those santas are so much fun. Have a great weekend!! :)

An'Angelia Thompson said...

Great post, Lee! The bags are fabulous and I your Santa photos put a big smile on my face. Have a wonderful Christmas, Dear Lee ♥

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Lee,
Wow, what a wonderful way to give gifts at Christmas time!
Love these bags and thank you for sharing how you achieved the great look.
Merry Christmas,
Creative hugs,

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