Today I gave a girlfriend in need a helping hand with her annual baking. Paula (also a recipient of an album I am documenting for her) is crazy busy. 6 kids ranging from 23 to 5, husband is a Pastor, their old Queenslander is on the market for sale and tomorrow is the 2 youngest childrens last day of school. Paula goes all out just before every school break and especially for end of year holidays.
On the list this year for handmade items (for a total of 5 teachers) are: Tomato Relish, Caramel Fudge, Lemon Butter and Rocky Road Wreaths. I have helped with the Caramel Fudge and Lemon Butter, leaving Paula with the Tomato Relish and Rocky Road Wreaths. Paula also includes a purchased item in the figurine or jewelry line and a good bottle of red.
It was good practice for me as I am gifting handmade this year (where possible) and Lemon Butter and Caramel Fudge are on the list. Paula is kindly making extra Tomato Relish in exchange for my help... win win!
Day 4 spans a double page opening plus a DIY transparency in between.
(includes the day 4 mini envelope tree decoration)
The single word list on this page celebrates all that we love, talk about, acknowledge and value in and of our long term friendship. The odd seemingly negative word 'neglect' is simply a part of this relationship... we do sometimes neglect to check in on each other... however we both know it is simply a consequence of extremly busy lives. Our lives have crossed and parted and recrossed and re parted so many times... I believe that is normal of all long term friendships.
Close ups of the typewritten on vellum words -
and with transparency on top -
Transparency a side:
DIY Transparencys are very easy. A sheet of transparency/acetate, Stazon Opaque White ink and a stamp set and block/stamp press. I have made a whole bunch so you will see more as December rolls along. I shared them on Instagram recently - search #thestampspot or follow @thestampspot.
I have added the Caramel Fudge recipe in photoshop over top of a photo of the fudge, inserted into a 3x4 flip pocket, added sequins front and back and the machine stitched it closed.
Day 4 as it appears in the album:
.... and with the transparency flipped -
Further information about December Daily can be found on Ali Edwards website - www.aliedwards.com and is listed under Projects.
Hope your December Daily is plodding along nicely,