On my work desk this week is my latest playing with the Tim Holtz Bird Cage die... yep, again... I am not quite tired of trying it out yet!!
This is the first attempt and it is made from glitter cardstock so my next one will be chipboard, I think the thicker medium will be more substantial as a finished item.
I did mention it is a prototype? LOL I even made a little wooden perch for the birdie to swing on!
Along with the Bird Cage die I received for my birthday last week, Chris bought me the most beautiful Inukshuk in jade from British Columbia. I love these things, they are so unusual.
It came in its own wooden box which I am itching to alter...
and my Inukshuk now sits on my mantelpiece.
What is an Inukshuk?
The mysterious stone figures known as inuksuit can be found throughout the circumpolar world. Inukshuk, the singular of inuksuit, means "in the likeness of a human" in the Inuit language. They are monuments made of unworked stones that are used by the Inuit for communication and survival. The traditional meaning of the inukshuk is "Someone was here" or "You are on the right path."
A few people have asked to see the Pandora bracelet I got for Christmas and my Mum and Chris managed to almost fill up for my birthday!
It is lovely, isn't it? Chris even found me a Canadian maple leaf bead!
Another first this week was to go to an ice hockey match... it was snowing and blowing and freezing so we went and sat in a huge ice rink.... yes, full of ice!! It was fun to watch though, and we all went for a fish and chip supper afterwards!
They were under 12's and on the team was my friend Brigette's son, Clayton. 'Our' team won 6 -1 and I put it down to my new Yetti hat and gloves which were cheering them on!
Yetti Nette and Brigette! Did I mention it was cold???