Saturday, 25 December 2010
Anna Belle Luminaria
I do hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and are now able to kick back and have a relaxing Boxing Day. Christmas is such a great family time and I consider myself incredibly blessed to be surrounded by my own family to share the Festive Season.
I really enjoy all the preparations, the cooking being one of the things I look forward to doing most. Feeding those you love with all the richness of the season is so heartwarming. I know that there are many who find themselves alone, homeless or coping with illness at this time and my thoughts and good wishes go to those who find this time of year difficult to bear. It must be so hard for anyone in these circumstances, knowing everyone else is having an enjoyable time. Please take just a moment to think of others and give thanks for all that you have in your lives.
I do love to have a pretty luminaria around lighting up the place and now it's easy to get hold of battery powered tealights, it is lovely to create your own as there's no risk of fire as there would be from a live candle.
Here's another view of the luminaria from a slightly different angle, which shows the vellum flower a little clearer.
It is very difficult to join vellum invisibly and, even though I used special vellum adhesive which shouldn't show through, the join in the back of the luminaria was visible. I punched out more of the vellum flowers and added them in a line down the back of the luminaria, thus hiding the join.