Wednesday, January 26, 2011


 Today is Australia Day - a public holiday for most although many are cleaning up after floods or others are still waiting for the waters to reach their towns and properties.  It certainly has been a challenging start to the year for so many here and overseas. For us it is also a special day as it is our youngest daughter's birthday.  My baby is 35 today!!!!  Happy Birthday Bec.
I mentioned in my previous post that the grandchildren had made Christmas crackers for our family lunch last Saturday.  I thought I would show a pic of one of the crackers.  We used some heavy card paper to make a cylinder, into which we popped a little novelty or charm and a "cracker" to make the bang and then it was wrapped in a piece of hand dyed fabric which was later used as a serviette with the meal. Organza ribbon was used to tie the lot together.  Now that we have done it once I am sure the next ones will be much more elaborate.



Jensters said...

Happy Australia Day that cracker x

Linda said...

Hope your Australia Day was great Dian, and happy birthday to Bec. What a great idea you used for the crackers, and as you say, next time round will be a breeze. Trust you to come up with something interesting and useful. I do hope the weather isn't too unpleasant down there, very hot here this week. Enjoy the last days of the school holidays.