Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Slow down 2012! - Part 1

Happy new year friends, guests and everyone who happens to browse over!

It's the 3rd day of January and I have a TON of stuff to catch up on. Vacation is OVER, I'm back and  and it's time to go back to WORK. And back to work I've been since yesterday. I have so many things to share I don't know there to start. 

Let's start with what this blog is all about... a project!

I made a bubble skirt for Andrea shortly before we left for vacation and she wore it on Christmas Eve. This is actually a clothes upcycle project. It was made from an old pair of slacks (yes... I used to have shiny navy blue slacks). I cut off the lower part of both legs, removed the side seams, sewed all sides together to form a tube, gathered the top and bottom before attaching to the skirt lining.


It's been a while since I posted a tutorial and one of these days, I swear I will surprise you with one :)

We spent Christmas eve at my husband's aunt's house, where we spend it every year. 

 His aunt's house is right in front of the Catholic church where everyone in his family attends mass. The church was packed on Christmas eve.

The streets were busy too.

After mass we had our Christmas dinner, Noche Buena, and then exchanged gifts with the cousins. I didn't get a proper photo of the dinner table because I was too busy running after my little girl (which pretty much describes my whole vacation... me running after that little girl).

I planned to finish a crochet project over vacation but we got a little busy and I totally forgot all about it. Anyway, more on our vacation in the next few days and what better way to celebrate the new year than to have a GIVEAWAY right?? RIGHT! I'll be announcing the details soon so stay tuned!


xingkit said...

Happy new year, Jannellie! Was just talking to Mike M this morning, too. Hope to see you, soon.

Mai said...

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Diane Writes said...

That bubble skirt came from a pair of slacks? I couldn't believe it! Ang galing!!!!

Agy said...

Happy New Year, Janelle! We had a lovely break too and now we're planning for Chinese New Year :-)


Kelley said...

I LOVE your photo with Little Miss!

Great job with that adorable Christmas Eve skirt, too! What a creative genius!

Welcome home!

meijo's JOY said...

Happy New Year dear friend, so glad to hear from you again!

Jill said...

Happy New Year Janelle! Sounds like you had a great family Christmas! I love your daughter's new bubble skirt!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success