I’ve been out of commission from sewing and crafting since December 26. I did manage to squeeze in a doll named Celini the Yogini, for a Las Vegas-based schoolmate and friend, Celine, who is a yoga teacher and all-around healthy human. Here she is! So happy that Celini has been welcomed by her new family with open arms!
Since then, the family has been out on the boat, sailing around the Bay of Islands. Our trip’s highlights have been Dolphins and Stand-Up Paddleboard Fun! Here are a few snaps!
Having said that, I have been crafty on board. After listening endlessly about #Skylanders, those characters you can play on portals on Xbox, I decided to make one using what we had onboard: champagne cork and wiring, toothpicks and ball pen. Meet ChampAngel – a corky little angel whose catchphrase is “Beware of the bubbly!” (all #Skylanders have catchphrases). So there. You can take the crafter out of the studio but then, the world becomes her studio.
And Happy New Year to all! I am so filled with gratitude to God for the year that was, and look forward to the New Year with so much anticipation. Here’s to your blessed, joy-full 2015 too!