Monday, December 26, 2011
Family Time (and something interesting...)
I hope you had a great day yesterday. We will be continuing our festivities today with a couple of dozen family members gathering at our house. My husband's parents will celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary tomorrow. Most of the family will be here later this afternoon for a "day early" anniversary party so we have a lot to do to get ready for the meal. I will need to clear off my "extra crafting work surface" (also known as the pool table) so our nieces and nephews can have some fun downstairs.
I was lucky to receive some great gifts and I'll tell you more about them in a day or two. I just wanted to share this amazing chocolate box that our nephew brought home from Switzerland. It was a gift for the entire family from his mother-in-law. This is not a printed design - it was actually cut in black paper layered over the white box top.
I can't even imagine how long it would take to cut this out by hand. A long time ago I cut some much less detailed Scherenschnitte pictures with an X-acto knife on a mat and it took hours to do. Apparently these used to be done by hand but now are produced by a machine (probably a laser cut).
Inside the box were some very delicious chocolates - two of my favorite things (paper cutting and chocolates) combined!
We'll have a very busy day - but maybe I'll get a chance to try one of my new crafty items and make something to share tomorrow...or the next day! I hope you have a chance to relax and perhaps try out some of your gifts today - have fun (and if you have some new crafty toys I'd love to hear about them!).
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