Hello everyone, how has your week ending been? I have had such a delightful weekend I feel rather joyous about all the sleeping, baking, walking, reading, playing games and crafting we have done
Sometimes, it just works out like that and you feel truly rested and that you managed to switch off from work for 2 days to be ready for the next week.
I've had this little idea after seeing this for inspiration. A jar of magical thinking and memories made throughout the year.
And after reading Tania of Sew a Little Love's blog post here about adding some "granny chic" to plain old jam jars yesterday morning it prompted me to do something similar for our own "jolly good stuff" jar for 2013.
So this afternoon Alice and I got cutting and sticking fabric to a kilner type jar. I wanted one with a lid to keep all our memories safe for the year.
We just watered down some PVA glue, cut strips of scrap fabric and got sticking.
While Alice did the sticking to the kilner jar, I joined in by making a French green beer bottle candlestick holder. It was really easy and created instant gratification within a few minutes.
The original idea comes from this rather popular book which a lot of us may have received this Christmas.
There's my beer bottle candlestick holder which was still drying as I photographed it. I think this will promptly go in my bathroom for my Winter candle light baths which are one of my favourite "treat myself" things to do in the dreary Winter.
I then had to add some finishing touches to our magical jar.
I have a thing about old keys, they make me very happy, I collect them because I have always loved keys and old ones that have a history to them make me the dreamer that I am. This lovely rusty key seemed perfect to me.
Some embroidery thread and felt was needed too to finish off our "Jolly Good Stuff" jar.
This year big things WILL happen, we will have many sweet moments to record on little pieces of paper and pop into our jolly jar. We will have little achievements and big thoughts to put in our jar. We will have miracles and blessings to scribble down and close up tightly in our jar. We will have frivolity and joyful snippets which will be squirrelled away on bits of paper in our jar and when the end of 2013 comes we'll open it up to remember, reflect and remind ourself about how we have lived our lives in 2013.
Thanks for stopping and reading.
Welcome to new followers and friends.
Will you have a jar of magic this year? It can be any old jam jar with a lid. I think it needs a lid to keep the precious magic contained for New Years Eve reading.
A nifty, thrifty idea don't you think?
I'm sure I'll be mentioning this jar as the year goes by, why not join in and record all your fun, quirky and special memories.
Cheerio for now
See you soon.