Sunday, January 03, 2010

2010- the year of the handmade


I hope and pray that you all had a lovely Christmas and a safe beginning to the New year.
My Christmas day started with our traditional Comber champagne seafood breaky after we opened our gifts (see pic below for my pressies) followed by lunch with 20 of my family members.

Including two of my 3 brothers - Phillip & Tony, and one sister - Davina.

Here I am with two bottles of baileys, my hand luggage and manicure kit in my lap. I also received a pair of purple shorts and t-shirt.

NOW to 2010 - I have decided that 2010 is going to be the year of the hand/home made. I am planning to make as many cards as i can - have already made 6 - so that's a good start. I would also like to make as many presents as I can. I have plans to make cushions, table runners, these cute little penny purses to put tiny pressies in, bags and probably many altered tins and canvases.
Another of our plans is to start cutting back on buying prepared foods. So I am hoping to start making my own jams, curry pastes, tomato sauces for pasta etc.
Today I made a start and from the rhubarb I have growing in my herb/tomato garden I made 2 lots of jam. Rhubarb & Raspberry and rhubarb & apple.
I haven't made labels or put their little hats on yet but I must say I am pleased with these 6 3/4 jars of jam. The apple & rhubarb is the prettiest looking jam but I am sure its going to taste marvelous.
Now I am off to look up some free label sites.


Donna said...

Your jam looks so yummy, Gail. Have a great 2010.

barb's creations said...

WOW you have been very busy Gail!I'd love to know if you succeed in finding somewhere to print of labels as I'm thinking of doing something similar this Christmas as well :) Barb,

Cass said...

You're off to a fantastic homemade start! :)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Sounds like a great idea...Happy New Year to you!!!

clare's craftroom said...

Your celebrations look like such fun Gail and the jam looks yummy !

Karen's Korner said...

Looks like a great family Christmas lunch and a great idea for 2010. Keep up the good work.
Those jams do look yummy!

Rich said...

Party time.Nice blog.

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Bev C said...

Hello Gail,what a lovely start to 2010. Good luck with the making of things. I am waiting for my rhubarb to get a bit bigger before I do anything with it. Happy days.

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Melanie said...

Happy New Year Gail, I hope 2010 is a wonderful year for you.

That jam looks lovely.

Debs said...

Thank you Gail for sharing your Christmas with us. After you have made all those things, could you come to my house and do the same for me!! What a wonderful idea you have of making all those handmade goodies. All the best for 2010.