Journal ~ Festivities, finishing and The Force Awakens

Festivities Almost 20 years ago, I made a Christmas Advent calendar. I spent hours on the decoration, which is created from cut-up pieces of coloured paper, and it came out better than I ever imagined. Behind each door is a compartment for little daily surprises in the lead-up to Christmas. For the past decade or … Continue reading Journal ~ Festivities, finishing and The Force Awakens

No longer dreaming of a white Christmas

Christmas is coming. *cue music* Hark the herald angels sing! To commemorate the season, we're harking back to a particularly memorable past Christmas or winter holiday. Since Christmas falls in the summer for us Australians, it's fortunate that I do, as it happens, have a memorable winter Christmas to share... Three years ago I spent … Continue reading No longer dreaming of a white Christmas

Fake plastic trees of colour and light

It's that time of the year and I put up my Christmas tree tonight. It's not a 'real' one... rather, it's made of plastic and optical glass fibres. The way these work is really cool. All the optical fibres terminate in the base, where a lamp shines down their length. A semi-transparent disk, tinted various … Continue reading Fake plastic trees of colour and light