Friday, November 12, 2010

I found Santa’s key amongst the veggie patch

I really cannot put into words how great and what wonders for your soul a few days out at the farm can do.  The kids and I have had a blast, and inspiration and creativity has blossomed from the hard work, blood, sweat and tears while tending to the garden. And it gets better!  I have found over near the tractor in the long and greatly over grown grass there is a link back to civilization! I can pick up a mobile phone signal.  Two bars is the best I can get but it’s enough and I am not complaining!
We spent the best part of the day tending to the veggie patch and working on some new seed beds.  This has been the 1st year Maree (technically my Aunty, but we call ourselves sisters) and I have been allowed to run the patch all by ourselves and ginkies we have done so well with it!  Cannot wait till next year as we have some really big plans!
Chloe picking strawberries.

Yum yum tummy! Straight off the vine can it get any better!


Cucumbers!


Watermelons!


Corn and tomatoes!


Chloe's friend ... Mr Roo :)


Chloe & Dylan digging some holes for the new potatoes.


Angus and Chloe playing in the hay trailer :)


The tractor and I think it is time to mow ! I nearly got lost in all that grass lol.

We had the kids out helping us with their own little shovels (and of course dump trucks) to carry the dirt :) and we dug, played, laughed, chattered and nattered all day amongst kangaroos, turkeys and ladybugs.  We snacked on fresh picked strawberries, cherry tomatoes and best of all we played in the dirt, played with water and we got filthy dirty! We also got talking about Christmas and when children are involved that really means Santa, and what he is bringing lol.
This is really the younger ones first Christmas where they are starting to understand Santa and the question was raised on how does he get in? We don’t have a chimney and as we were broken into recently they all know mummy (Aunty Leesie) never leaves the doors or windows unlocked, so he won’t leave presents because he won’t be able to get in!  Well Aunty Leesie cannot allow that to happen! So after the kids went down she got a crafting to fix the problem. 
This is for my darling little nephew Angus.  He will be 3 at the start of December (and he is such a smart little fellow) that I thought this would make a sweet little gift for him to share with his sister, help put his head at rest and outsmart him on how Santa will deliver his presents.  I could not let his dreams of Santa shatter, so as Aunty Leesie does, she fixed the problem with this. 

I think it turned out beautifully! And the photos just do not do it justise :(

A close up of the bell at the top and the tinsel twine.

Close up of the wording.
I did personalise this from the original wording of the
poem to make it more personal for Angus.

I love this glitter bow!

Santa's key.  I added another bell in hopes on Christmas Eve
he will hear the bell as Santa comes to leave his pressents. lol



Challenges :-
Die Cut Dreams - #73 Make a Door Hanger - It’s a door hanger :) (Mondays) *EDIT* I made top 3 ! ! :)))
Lexi’s Creations - #26 Anything Goes - 2nd Entry (Mondays)
A Crafty Little Place - #64 Red, White & Green (Tuesdays) I have the red ribbon, bows and tinsel twine, white card for the wording and in the twine and the green bells. (Tuesdays)
 Scrap Creations – Christmas - It is a Christmas project.
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday – FTTC92 Glitter - I have the glitter bow (Tuesdays)
Simon Says Stamp – Prince Charming – Any card/creation for a male and add a charm. - I made this for my nephew and the bells are charms. (Wednesday)
Penny’s Paper Craft - #42 Alter it in some way - Keys are usually on a key ring and never found just hanging on the outside door handle. (Wednesday)
ABC Challenge Blog – H is for ... Holiday - It is a Christmas project. (Wednesdays)
Other Lovelies – The letter ‘K’ – It is Santa’s “K”ey  - (Thursdays)
Cute Card Thursday - #138 Anything Goes - (Thursdays)
Shelly's Images - Anything goes Christmas (Thursdays)
Delightful Challenges – Glitter it up! - I have the glitter bow. (Thursdays)
Some odd Girl – Dimension - I have the huge glitter bow and the bells that stand out on the project all adding dimension, there is also the key on it's ribbon and it swings and sways. (Thursdays)
Crafty Purple Frog – Time for you to sparkle - 2nd Entry I have the glitter bow. (Thursdays)
Sassy Studio – Anything goes - (Thursdays)
* Easy Craft Projects - #25 Red - I have the red ribbon, the red tinsel twine and the red glitter bow. (Fridays)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge – Christmas - It is a Christmas project. (Sundays)

The request has now been placed by my two little darlings for mummy to make us one as well :) I'm not complaining as I loved putting this together and can't wait to make another lol!

Fair winds and following seas.
The Navy Wife


35 Treasured comments:

Linnie said...

Oh i just love your project and the kiddies are sooooooo cute
Thankyou for joining us at whoopsiDaisy
luv
linniex

Pamela said...

What a wonderful idea, it is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at DCD this week.

Pam x

Debs said...

Fabulous door hanger, love all the little detail and the bow is gorgeous, thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week, hope to see you again
Debs
xxx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow, this is fantastic, love the details and the verse is perfect, thanks so much for joining us at DCD, hugs Liz xx

Crafty Chris said...

Gorgeous just perfect for xmas,
Thanks for sharing at DCD.
Chris x

Sue C said...

Beautiful door hanger, what a wonderful gift. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

lalkygirl said...

stunning door hanger,beautiful poem,i love it
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
lalkygirl x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I like those green bells!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Katina said...

Love this whole post; so interesting to read what you've been up to and fabuilous pictures - I was there with you!! Love the key project xx

Susie Sugar said...

Excellent hanger fab idea
Thanks for playing the Die cut Dreams Challenge this week
Hugs Susie xx

Sassylassy said...

How wonderful. I love it love it. Gosh I had no idea that's how santa got in if you didnt have a fireplace. Very sweet. Thanks for sharing your pictures your garding is heavenly, as well as your kids! Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.
Hugs Bonnie

Anita said...

What a super cute idea! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Suzanne said...

Absolutely fabulous! Makes me wish my boys were little again (well maybe not)! Thanks for playing along with other lovelies thoughtful thursdays challenge!

Piali said...

Wonderful idea!! Love this project.Thanks for joining us @ ACLP this week!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

What a neat project idea. I have to admit that the big sparkly bow is AWESOME!!! We got a kick out to the roo photo. Being from the US in the mid-west state of Ohio we just don't see kangaroos and it was a special surprise to my daughters who are refusing to go to sleep. So happy you shared this with us.

Smiles!
Gwen DTC@ACLP

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous photo's :-) Love the door hanger too and the verse is perfect :-) i love this :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Marion E. said...

Wow... First of all I love all these photo's! Reminds me of my children when they were little and played in Grandpa's veggie garden!
Next to that... what a original doorhanger! Love love love it!
Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images this week. Hope you come back next week.
Hugs Marion

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

bosenberries said...

Super dimension and fab project! Thanks for playing in the early bird challenge with Some Odd Girl!

Sammibug said...

Oh wow, what a fantastic idea! This is fabulous! Very creative! Thanks for playing along with us in our anything Christmas challenge at Shelly's Images.

Kim Sonksen said...

Fantastic idea, I love it!
Thank you so much for joining us at SOME ODD GIRL

Mary C said...

What an adorable project you created. I love the sparkly bow and the idea of the bell to jingle with the key. Brings back a lot of memories.Wonderful job with our challenge. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

Shelly's Images said...

Wow! I love this project. Thanks very much for joining us again this week at Shelly's Images. It is so fun to visit your blog!

Peggy said...

This is so cute. Great idea. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

kaos said...

That is such a cute idea - I love it! Ain't that just perfect for all of us without the luxury of a chimney!

Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!
hugs
kaos

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Great holiday project!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP!!
Sheri-ACLP DT

Mary's Creatieve verslavings Blog said...

Hi,

nice, very nice great idea.
Thanks for sharing it with us at delightful Challenges,

Mary

Mary's Creatieve verslavings Blog said...

Hi,

nice, very nice great idea.
Thanks for sharing it with us at delightful Challenges,

Mary

Wendi said...

Wow what a fabulous idea one I may have to borrow and your blog is amazing I so enjoyed looking thru
Thank you so much for leaving a comment over at ooh la la I do hopeyou can find some time to join in with our challenge this time
Wendi

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, sweet hanging and what fab pics too.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps.
luv
Debby

Annie said...

thank you for joining in with our anything goes challenge on CCT!
hugs, annie x

Julie said...

Super cute! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

Julie

Anne said...

Wow! What a brilliant idea. I think I'll have to case this one and I also think I'll have to become a follower of such a clever lady!
Anne x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a precious idea & story! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos ... your little ones are adorable!!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you again real soon!

Courtney said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's!!

Courtney~

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