Saturday, 22 December 2012

Holiday crafts and Christmas thanksgivings :)

Hae everyone!!!
It's Charlie!!! I am now 16, and I have finished yr 11 in school this year, which is like old form 5...I think!!! It was a lot of work, but now its finished and I'm just awaiting the results for my exams. There's not a lot to do on holiday except read, watch movie's and help around the house. I'm not very good at the latter, something I need to work on!! But to fill in the time when I am not do any of those three things I have been crafting! Well, a little bit anyway :)
My best friends are both real crafty and they usually make me my Christmas presents. This year I thought I'd give it a go too. In one of mum's cool magazine's she buys there was a DIY friendship bracelet! I thought they were just so pretty and easy enough for even me that I'd try it! I think they actually turned out pretty cool, and I'm planning on making some more between now and Christmas!!!
I'm gonna give these to my friends on Christmas! Shhh, don't tell!
I've also done a bit of gardening to pass the time, something I almost never do! Since I was a little girl I have had a little garden of my own to look after. Sadly, for the past few years it has been shamefully neglected! But with all this time on my hands I decided to fix it up! It actually didn't take as long as I thought it would. I even managed to weed the corn bed in the vege garden! I'm very proud of it now, and I water it whenever I can be bothered. I already have some flowers!!!!

Purple is one of my favourite colours!
Three flowers on one plant!!!
The corn forest...

The other craft I invested my time in to was little button tree decorations. I'm not really sure where I got the idea, but me and my brother, Josh, tried our hand at Christmas ornaments! They are really very cute and mum even bought a little mini sparkley tree for them to hang on. I made a tree, a snowman, an angel, an elf and, of course, a Santa! All very Christmasssy! Josh made...a button Hulk...hmmmmm.
My little snowman and Christmas tree
Spot the button men!!!
Do you see the resemblance???
These holidays we all have gotten sick at one stage or another. None of us got sick in winter, but now that's it a bright warm summer, we all got something!!! Typical! However, even though mum has been sick too, she has worked soooooo hard with her part time job and house maintenance: something I think you are all familiar with!! Somehow though, she always finds time to help us out with our crafts, go shopping with us for the supplies we need and even bake us awesome things to eat! Last night, she made us these MASSIVE meringues, topped with whipped cream! Delicious! I don't see how she finds the time, but somehow she does!!!And I am soo thankful for it. I guess that's what mothering is really about!! This Christmas, I really wanna thank mum for all the time, tears and teaching (cheesy but true!) she has put into my childhood and for the support I know I will have as I go into my last years of high school and then in to the big-bad-world beyond. Thanks mum!!!

Merry Christmas everyone...and happy stitching :)
Charlie xx


  1. what a lovely post Charlie,have a good xmas love.xx

  2. Happy holidays Charlie, and merry Christmas too.

  3. Lovely post, I like your button ornaments.
    Happy Christmas to you all from snowy Canada xx

  4. Lovely to read how you feel about your Mum & family, Mums do fit a lot in & don't mind, so anything you can do to help will be welcomed. Good luck with Year 12 next year....a big year for you!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  5. Hi Charlie, lovely post and I am loving your Buton decorations. Your mum must be very proud of you. As a mum I couldn't help but tear up a little. Have a lovely Xmas and new year and a fantastic year 12. Hugs xx

  6. Lovely post Charlie - its so nice you appreciate your mum so much. Your garden is looking really good and your tree ornaments are very cool. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

  7. Charlie you are a true gem! To appreciate all your Mum does its fabulous. Appreciation & love is what the world needs loads of!
    I said to your Mum I love your button decorations, would you consider selling some to me?

  8. They sure like to keep you busy in the senior years.

    Love the bracelets and your little tree decorations are fun.

    Enjoy the peace of the season.

  9. What a sweet post..and how wonderful for your mum to know how much you appreciate her!!! :) Nice looking corn! :)

  10. What a great post.
    You have been keeping busy and I love your bracelets, as well as your button ornaments..

    Hmmm, where are the meringues. LOL

  11. I love the bracelets. I wish you a very merry christmas.

  12. Lovely post Charlie,love the button can tell Josh his replica of the hulk is very life like lol.
    Hope you all have a very happy Christmas and New Year.
    Oh and the bracelets are lovely your friends will love them.
    Love from Laura xx

  13. I'm sure your friends will love their friendship bracelets for Christmas. Love the button ornaments too. Be sure and let us know how your exams went and Merry Christmas!

  14. Congratulations on finishing year 11, it must be a good feeling. It sounds like you're enjoying your holiday break too, those bracelets you made for your friends are really pretty, they will surely love them. The garden looks great too, it's easy to let things like that get out of hand especially when you've been busy studying. Enjoy your break and have a very merry Christmas.

  15. Lovely bracelets. I'm sure your friends will love them. Hugs....

  16. your little button decorations and bracelets are great Charlie. Hope your exam results are what you hoped for. My youngest is in year 12 next year, it will be a big year. Enjoy it, work hard and don't stress too much. Your corn forest pic is great hope the hulk isn't hiding in there!
    Have a great Christmas!

  17. Hi Charlie, how great to hear from you and I love the bracelets and the decorations...yes...even the hulk one!! lovely to hear sloshy things about your mum.... it's good to be sloshy every now an then... and I bet she loved it too!
    Happy Christmas...

  18. Well done Charlie !! your Mum can be proud of you !!
    Have a very, very merry Christmas ! you and all the family !

  19. Hi Charlie what a great post to see all the different goodies you've been crafting. Enjoy your holidays :)
    A very merry Christmas to you and your family!

  20. Hi Charlie, loved this post, great to hear from the Charlie part of Charlotte's Web! How nice to read how much you appreciate your Mum and all she does for you....
    Your crafting goodies look awesome, love the button trees especially. All the best for Christmas Day to you and your family, and all the best for Yr 12 next year

    Love Nicky x

  21. Charlie, you little legend, not only are you following in mum's footsteps & being a crafter but you are also a gardener & value & appreciate your mum & what she does. I would say mum is pretty proud of you too. I didn't know NZ had changed secondry schooling to years now rather than forms. It was forms when I went to school in Nelson in the mid 80s - the dark ages. Enjoy Year 12 & look forward to a post from you now & again. Tracee xx


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