Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hi Again.

Hi Everyone, I must apologise for my all too infrequent posting of late (actually for the best part of 2010!) but now I have my very own laptop, thanks to hubby for the best Christmas surprise ever, I will have no excuse for being so slack.

Thankyou too, to those who offered advice re my selling dilemma. I have had some recent success with ebay including the bedhead that I recently made over.







So I will soon be listing this cute little cupboard that Sandy at Paint Me White painted beautifully for me.




I thought I would show you just a couple of Christmas ideas that I did on the cheap before Christmas completely fades from our minds.
First... I wanted a novel way to display our Christmas cards (we seem to get less every year, sign of the times maybe) and spied this bamboo expanding garden trellis for around $5. I will probably paint it and use it to display photos once I have de-Christmased the house.



Next is this wreath which is just a polystyrene ring covered with a 5 dollar feather boa purchased from the childrens dress up aisle. I have another one to do and once again will use them in the house throughout the year.




Lastly, and I hesitate to do this as it's putting myself out there a bit, I have included a link to my Church website. It contains video of our recent Christmas Carol Service at which I sang a solo. I have done a lot of singing in the past but not so much in recent years so the old pipes are a bit rusty. If you can be bothered viewing I hope you enjoy the song and appreciate the message contained in it. I had a power point showing at the same time, mainly to deflect attention from myself, (although that was a bit hard given there was a blinding spotlight on me!) but it also really helped portray the meaning of the words.
Here's the link Reedy Creek Baptist Church Look under the drop-down menu of the heading "Resources" and click on Christmas Carols 2010
My song is the 4th on the list.

Angex


22 comments:

pk @ Room Remix said...

I like your christmas decorating, especially the trellis! What a cute idea.

Your solo was awesome! You have a great voice. Thank you for sharing it.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I love everything!! And your solo was beautiful!! Loved every second of it....

Happy New Year to you!

Lou Cinda :)

Marina at Shabby Whites said...

Hi Ange...It's been a long time. I too have had a long while between post, much longer than you :) Hope all is well. I wanted to say I loveee your boa wreath...just beautiful. Be well and Happy New Year!

brismod said...

Wow Ange! Rusty pipes my foot! That was great.

And how nice is your hubby to get you a laptop...he might regret that when you are lost in the world of blogs.

I hope you guy had a great Christmas. Best to you all for 2011. xx Anita

Letitia Linke said...

Oh a laptop is dangerous but what a lovely present! Love everything you have done as always. Letitia x

Bayside Rose said...

A star is born! Congrats Ange your singing is briliant.

All the best for 2011 and to many more posts from your laptop. Pam x

The Moerks said...

Ange, the trellis is such a clever idea. As for the feather boa, look out kids aisle, here I come.

Erica @ Decorica said...

Congrats on the laptop Ange - well deserved for a blogging mom/wife/crafter! Looking forward to more posts of your projects.

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi Ange,
As I'm typing I have you singing in another window. You have a BEAUTIFUL voice! And the words to the song are so awsome! It must have been a fun night.
Thank you so much for sharing that song and your talents.
Happy New Year!
"See" you in 2011.
Kelly

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Yippee for a laptop, what a wonderful gift! I love the bamboo card holder, great idea!
Happy New Year!

I'm off to listen to you sing.

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

What a great idea for the Card holder.

Have a Happy New Year!!!

Sharon

theoldboathouse said...

Wow Ange! I was blown away...your voice is so beautiful...just like you!! How special and what a wonderful community your church seems. I hope 2011 brings all that is wonderful for you and your family and I look forward to more blogging, decorating and revamping Ange adventures, xxx Katherine

Raine and Sage said...

Ange you are such a remarkable woman. I've just listened to the whole song, and you sing really beautifully. It was great to see all of you sing together afterwards too.
Congratulations on your recent selling success, and wishing you lots more in 2011. It's always such a pleasure to see your creative projects. Wishing you and your family a happy new year filled with good health and happy times. Sonia x

Annie@A View On Design said...

lap top - whoohoo!

btw, I just adore your entry, how fab is that!!!

HNY mate

Thea said...

Hi Ange, you really are a woman of many talents! I wish you all the best for a Happy and Healthy New Year. xx

Andi @ Potential Treasures said...

Hi! It is nice to meet you!
I love your design style and have become your newest follower!
Have a wonderful day!

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Love that you posted that link! So fun to actually "see" you. Amazing job, too. Ditto on the trellis. Love the idea...you have great style! Wishing you a healty and blessed New Year!

Anna from Lona de Anna said...

You are just the sweetest angelic voice I have heard in quite some..just beautiful Ange..well done x

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Torie Jayne said...

Love the wreath and great idea on the card display, congrats on the laptop.
Have a sweet day!

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi ange...happy new year...!!

I checked out your video...YOU sing beautifully...

the joke in my home is when I TRY TO SING...
EVERYONE leaves the room...tells me to JUST GO AWAY...

I am totally horrible!!~~

anyway....looking forward to all your wonderful ideas/makeovers this year...

xx andrea

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