Friday, 7 December 2012

The elf on the shelf!!!

Eeeee I am sooo excited!!!
The elf on the shelf has just arrived for the minis!! I cannot wait to show them later tonight!!!
For those of you who have not heard if the elf in the shelf tradition before now...
The elf supposedly arrives at your home, a special gift from Santa, sometime around the beginning of the holidays. His sole responsibility is to watch the children's behaviour and report it to Santa each night. The next morning when the children awake they discover the elf has returned from the North Pole and is resting in a new place.

To preserve the elfs magic he must not be touched although talking to him is encouraged.

I can't wait to hide the elf in a new place each night and have him getting up to mischief :) I will of course be sure to take lots of pictures and keep you updated on how he's settling into his new home. And of course, if he actually helps the children to better control themselves :)

If you fancy making the elf on the shelf tradition your own visit

You can also register your elfs name here and receive a special response from Santa :)

Up-cycled Book Page Baubles

My Mother works in a local charity shop which means I get to purchase sacks full of damaged books that they are unable to sell in the shop :)
My collection of old damaged books is quickly overtaking the garage so I have spent the past week being TOTALLY obsessed with making holiday decorations from old books.

I found these tree ornaments on pinterest and HAD to try them :)

Here is my version which I currently have listed for sale on etsy (here)...

Sweet don't you think???