9 Ladies Dancing. This post should of been yesterday but I’ve had some technical troubles and spent time learning the inner workings of ‘the cloud’. Father Christmas now has a last minute wish list to fill with a new digital camera but until the 25th I have to put up with the camera on me phone and do battle with it not ‘talking to the computer.
Not spending money should not mean a lack of luxury at Christmas. Nana had the habit of keeping a ‘Save-it-for-later’ cupboard. A collection of things, nothing fancy, just left-overs, bits and bobs to be re-used again one day. Paper, fabric, ribbon, lace, boxes, glue, yarn, kept just because they are liked, because they were fancy and nice and too good to be thrown away. I have kept the habit, inspite of it no longer being fashionable, to carefully un-pick the sellotape and carefully fold the paper for another time (vividly remembered having to do it in childhood) but I still do!
I now keep a selection of fabrics, sheers, old curtains, rolls of ribbons and a selection of tissue paper. Why? because you can wrap gifts (as the japanese do) like this.
and add a hand made gift tag
I will apologize for the quality of photos again. The japanese do it so much better with different ways of tying the fabric up.
and here’s a tutorial to learn how