Back in the day, a lady called Carol Smith first got me interested in crafts with her fabulous boxes of products: suncatcher kits, cross stitch, painting and clothes decorating kits – anyone remember them? What was your favourite?
Anyway, having recently done my first few hours of Dawn Bibby crafts, I bought myself a Christmas card making pack, and said on air that I’d buy it in order to spend some 'Mum and daughter time' one weekend, making cards and watching Christmassy TV with my lovely daughter Lauren! Well the weekend has just been!
Lauren and I sat down with our accoutrements: card making pack, glitter, ribbons, cardstock, glue and scissors, and created several quite impressive Christmas cards! (And some quite rubbish ones too, but I won’t show you those ones!! lol).
You have to call them 'handmade' or 'hand-crafted' apparently, the experts say, rather than 'homemade', even though some of mine definitely look more 'homemade'! So, I thought I’d just check in and show you how some of them came out (see video below) – specially to mark the start of the official countdown to Christmas – December 1st.
Where has the year gone? It’ll be my first Christmas back at QVC so I'm looking forward to it immensely!
Some of you commented on my first blog, saying you fondly remembered some of the Christmas and New Year shows, from first time round and I’m glad to say I will be on air New Year’s Eve this year! Can’t promise there’ll be singing though (you may be pleased to hear!) But Craig and I will do our best to see in 2010 with you, if you’re like us and prefer not to 'partay'.
See you on Saturday morning (5th) with more gift ideas, and a 10am Liz Earle hour – can’t wait! I’ve sworn by Liz’s range for the last nine years or so of being away from QVC and it’ll be great to be on air with them again. Then I’ll be meeting up with some of the girls from my writing course in Tuscany – so what with that and more cards, it’ll be a pretty creative weekend! Have a good one!