There's a Christmas in July link party going on right now -
I was dreading the conversation that was going to happen in this house while I prepared for this party..........
And here's how it went.
Suzan says - John, do you think you could go to the storage unit and just bring me back one box of Christmas ornaments?
John says - Pardon me?
Suzan says - There's a Christmas in July party going on and I have to make something Christmas-y
John says - Have you totally lost your mind? It's 180 degrees out there
John says - What the hell is Christmas in July - only a blogger could have invented that
Suzan says - DO NOT TELL ME you've never heard of Christmas in July?
John says - NEVER
Suzan says- what about camping when you were a kid
John says - there was NO camping in England - we played cricket in the summer - we did NOT wait for Father Christmas to show up
Suzan says - Who the hell is Father Christmas?
John says - Your Santa Claus............
Suzan says - I thought he was Santa Claus everywhere
Suzan says - What a ridiculous name for Santa Claus
John says - Yeah - just about as ridiculous as celebrating Christmas in July.............
Suzan says - Can you just................
John says - NO - I'm not doing it - I'm not rummaging for an hour in this heat looking for wreaths.........
John says - forget about it -
and he heads for the door
Suzan hopefully says - You going?
John says - Nope - I'm going to the park
John says - To have a Christmas cigar - see you later...................
And that was that - he left me - JUST WHEN I NEEDED HIM MOST...................
What to do? What to do?
I have 2 Christmas ornaments in my bedroom drawer - my panty drawer - had no idea why they were there but do you see how funny life is?
They were meant to be there - so that I could pull them out and do something magical for Christmas in July :)
One of them ended up on a candle holder -
ok that's just pitiful I know - but it's really really hot here............my brain is lazy
But I know I can do better than this - I mean after all - everyone has their glue guns out - their saws and hammers and craft supplies - this is embarrassing really............
I can turn this
into this !!!!!!
hmmm - still sorely lacking - I'm definitely going to have to up the ante here
Meet Giselle - the blue nosed Giraffe ???
Now you may think I took the easy way out here - but believe me if you've ever tried to balance a Christmas ornament on a Giraffe's nose - you'd be pretty impressed !!!
It looks all Christmas-y in my living room now!!!
Can't wait for a Star Wars themed party -
Meet Princess Leia :)
Ok so here's the part where I shamelessly plug Christmas things I made..............because you can't walk away today thinking I'm inept in that department
I made this ( HERE )
and this ( HERE )
and this artwork
and these ( HERE ) 8 of them in fact
so it's not that I CAN'T do it - it's just that my face can't be melting onto the project when I do them............
AND my earmuffs go off to the incredible bloggers that actually came up with Christmas projects and executed them and put me completely to shame...............
God help me - I'm singinng O Holy Night at my desk
Ho Ho Ho
John comes back from his walk ( and Christmas Cigar )
John says - SO..............what's for dinner - Turkey and all the trimmings?
Have a good one all!
My Salvaged Treasures