20 December 2014

eco-wrappings

Firstly, I'd just like to say a massive, hugemungous big sloppy thank you for all those lovely comments that were posted on the Junkaholique Facebook page. I got all choked up reading them, it was a real xmas surprise! I have also received some really wonderful emails from Rust jewellery customers too, it's so good to receive them at this busiest time of the year for us.
Thank you sincerely, for all those who read this funny old blog of mine, that I started just writing about weaving all those years ago!
Anyways, as the title suggests, this post is about my xmas wrapping paper mess-athon!





 lots of big sheets of recycled packing paper, poster paint, glue and glitter, created thus...


I made eight big sheets of paper, our littlun helped with the flicking paint one! (although she was a bit desperate to add some colour!) I fancied a rather monotone xmas this year. (I'm sure Santa's elves will be using some colourful paper though!). I rather like the way they came out, sort of naive look about them, totally intentional of course ; )

I made everyones pressies this year with my own fair hands (except some extra bought ones for my Mister and Tot) so it was even more exciting to wrap them up and say goodbye to my creations! I guess my next blog post I can show you's all what I made, after they've all been opened.







I was up till 12.30 last night wrapping pressies, I actually ache this morning. Wrappers thighs? something like that.

We'll be at my mum's house during the Solstice so hope to be up to see the sunrise over the sea! (luckily we can see it from the window, ; ) x

19 comments:

  1. Love everything. Your message is well said. I feel the same as you.

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  2. hi

    i love your wrappings.
    am not sure that I've commented before even though I've been peeking at your posts for a little while.
    there is something very sweet and calming about watching your creative little family go through daily life and thought, as a thank you for the peace, warmth and inspiration you share, i'd wish you all a beautiful solstice x

    cicely

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  3. Love your wrapping paper! I was going to make my own this year, but I copped out and bought some instead, ah well! Next year!

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  4. I love what you've done with the paper, and the fact you've managed to make more or less everyone's presents is something to aspire too, it makes Christmas even more special.

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  5. Love the paper, can't wait to see what is inside!
    And your message... that is just another form of religion, right?

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  6. I guess you can call any thought a 'religion' if you really want to, that's up to you!

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  7. Your paper is ace, I am such a sucker for nicely wrapped presents and handmade labels. also I feel a lot of what you said in your solstice message, well put :)

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  8. I almost cried reading your post of yesterday but since I haven't found a way of posting there, I'm writting here. I feel so strongly that we have so much to learn with Nature, it's us, and when we walk away from that part of us we are abandoning ourselves. I'm a very spiritual and religious person. Religion comes from the latin religare that means to (re)connect. So for me any religion in the world that connects a human being to the world above and around him is wonderful. If it creates hate and divides it can't be a religion it's just something else. I've learned there are wonderful persons in all religions. I've truly deeply loved your post I feel the need to read out loud to anyone (family hear me :)!). I didn't knew that in England religion was part of school :/ Happy Yuletide and blessings for you and your family, you make us all so happy and inspired with your blog! www.ritatocta.com

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  9. Beautiful. Happy winter solstice to you too (btw, your previous post was very well written, I wish more people would think like you in this world)!

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  10. Love the wrapping. But love even more your Winter solstice's message. My thoughts are exactly the same. So much that I am going to celebrate and have a special meditation. Animas, humans, trees...we are all made of the same atoms. We shouldn't need to know more than this. Happy winter's soltice Artemis!!

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  11. Beautiful wrappings. Like some crazy fool I was up till 3.30 am wrapping presents!! Don't think I will be able to stay awake for the passing of the shortest day. 22nd December, the shortest day, SUMMER is on it's way!

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  12. Peace to you and your family. Love your blog!

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  13. Your Winter Solstice piece expresses my own feelings exactly. Thank you. I wish there were more of us in the world.

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  14. I love your Christmas posts, so inspiring...

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  15. the most beautiful wrapping I have ever seen..... Merry Christmas for you and your family.

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  16. Re the previous post - Yes I'm also not a hippy - honest gov - but I can dig that! My thoughts exactly and the solstice is my birthday, feel very honoured that it's on the day when we can celebrate the return of the light. Merry festivities!

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  17. The wrapping paper is really beautiful. I'm definitely going to try this myself sometime :) Thanks for the post!

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  18. I completely agree with your sentiments in the previous post.

    Just to look around you at any time of any day is to witness fantastic and miraculous things. Nature and science are so full of wonder: who needs a religion to tell you what to think or how to love? If we could understand a tiny fraction of the world that surrounds us we would never need to ask God for answers. If we could really think every moment about what we are and what we are doing in the world, we would not waste a moment. So often the idea of God is used as an excuse not to think, not to admit reality, not to be truly human.

    I have never heard your ideas expressed by anyone else, anywhere. So thanks for writing that.

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  19. Merry Christmas from Basque Country!! Thank you for sharing those inspiration.

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