Sunday, December 23

Dear Santa

Well it is nearly Christmas Day, and I know I have left it rather late to be writing, but I hope you will still take this note into consideration when tallying up the nice people and not the naughty ones! I have been rather busy of late finishing presents (13 nightdresses, 3 art packs, 3 flower clips, a hooded cape and an Alice in wonderland costume at last count), packing up the car for the trip to Adelaide (presents, swimming gear, dog's gear, food, clothes, dress-ups etc.) and ensuring everybody had plenty of snacks and entertainment for the said car trip. With so much to think about I guess you wouldn't be surprised to learn then that I left two very important presents for Miss Whizzme hidden in the back closet. So, if you could please ensure Miss Whizzme could have something else off her Christmas list this year I promise to take up the baton again next year! I am also hoping that you enjoyed the Christmas singing that took place during our car journey which was in your honour! (Our dog Wally didn't seem too impressed so if you could pop something small into his stocking for being so tolerant of his owners during the 8 hours of car ride, it would be much appreciated). As for myself, I am hoping that the next two days can be enjoyed with much rest, a little eating, a little drinking and some time with my family. If you do seem to have something tucked away for me, I wouldn't mind one of those fairies that come and clean up the house while you are asleep! I have included a few photos for your amusement too. Anyway, travel safe Santa, try not to eat too many cookies and don't forget to rug up warm.

All the best


P.s. The winner of this month's giveaway is Annie , but don't worry, I've got that one covered.

P.p.s. I'm not sure when I will get a chance to write again, but I will be thinking of you during the holidays.

Tuesday, December 11

oh help!

or how nothing goes to plan part 2

Yes the chaos in the Whizzme household continues.  8 nightdresses were made, finally, after me literally sitting up all night to finish them.  It also involved a lot of swearing at the sewing machine! (and I forgot to take photos - arrgh). In between nightdresses I managed a quick alteration of this dress, so that her highness would be appropriately attired for dress up day.  
Her Royal Highness
(Schools know that last minute dress up days drive parents crazy - don't they?!) I then accompanied Mr Whizzme out to his work dinner that night, having no sleep and wearing my newest high heels (no pain no gain).  With no sleep and little practice at wearing such heels I managed to get through the night with no embarrassing moments (bit of a first for me and work dos).  

Yet, still no chance to relax, because I have chosen this hectic month to change just about every room of our house around!  Crazy? - you bet I am!!  Luckily Mr Whizzme is wise enough to know when it is best to humour is wife!  And, although the main moving is done, I am still sorting, culling and putting away all those books and other very important items we own.  The pile in the shed that is ear marked for our storage unit, is getting larger by the day, and the bag of items for the op shop is now beyond lifting.  Nothing like a spring clean in the middle of chaos I say!!  But now it's back to sewing a few more nightdresses, some craft packs, some costumes and maybe a shirt or two.  We leave for Adelaide next Thursday, so plenty of time!!

For those of you who have asked about PANDA, please see their website for more details.  And thank you for all your encouragement.  I am really enjoying adding this work to my life.  Not that it really feels like work.

Finally, I haven't forgotten the giveaway winner, who for November is
Please email me (whizzme (at) bigpond (dot) net (dot)au) your snail mail address, and pant size required.

As for December, there just has to be a giveaway - so last chance to leave a comment and win for 2007.  And no matter if you are crafty or not, every one loves treats, so the December giveaway winner will be receiving a package of choccies and other treats.  Get your name in now!