Motivation needed

You would be forgiven for thinking that I had given up blogging. Goodness, my posts have been few and far between lately. I have been busy, but that's not much of excuse when the reality is that I have 4 cushion covers that only need about an hour's work in total to be finished and they have been that way for over a week now. So, I'm telling you that in the hope that public accountabilty will shame me into finishing the bloomin' things by Sunday. This Sunday.

For some reason Christmas decorating seems to be exempt from my procrastinations skills. I'm chomping at the bit to put up the decorations. My husband (aka Scrooge...) does not share my enthusiasm, so I'm having to wait until Thanksgiving is passed. Luckily he has yet to notice the yarn trees and snow globes have already been snuck out...... and that I've already started putting the kids to work on adding to our homemade ornament collection. Here's our little button trees inspired by these, to go with our button wreaths and button garlands.
October 11th was the tenth anniversary of my moving to the USA. I think that I might have lived in the US too long: I almost called the cushions 'pillows', even though they are not going on a bed. It seems that I've now lived here so long that I have to stop and pause to remember which is American English and which is British English. I will never call trousers pants, mind.

33 comments:

  1. Those trees are wonderful!
    And happy moving to America Anniversary!

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  2. they are adorable!

    (and yes please, don't ever confuse pants with trousers... especially when getting dressed!!)

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  3. Adorable!Beautuful)))Good idea!!!!

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  4. Oh, so cute!

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving. I do sort of miss it - but we can buy canned pumpkin in Waitrose now so all is not lost!

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  5. Welcome back! Your posts are always welcome!

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  6. Love love love the trees..thye are too cute.

    I had to smile...I hit my 10th anniversary of moving to the UK earlier this year...guess one out and one in...all balanced in the end :o)

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  7. Love the cute button decorations!!

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  8. Can't go wrong with buttons! I've been living in Canada for 5 years now and find myself increasingly using words like garbage, gas and pants these days...

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    1. Way to go Lina! Glad you're living here in this vast country. My husband comes from England and he now says eh! more times than he realizes. Pretty cool....

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    2. Great button display too!!!

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  9. Very, very nice!
    I am from Bulgaria and learned British English. Sometimes I couldn't understand what some american words mean - "baby shower" for instance. I have looked up in the dictionary.
    Have a nice day!

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  10. happy anniversary! LOVE those button trees x

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  11. The button trees look great.

    I also know what you mean about forgetting names for things, I have been in Australia for 15 years now and I had no idea of the words 'crisp breads' at all just what they are called here. I had totally forgotten, but I still call trousers, trousers and pants are pants or knickers and a vest is still something that I put under clothes.

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  12. I love these button trees - what a wonderful idea! I've just been making Christmas trees out of pompoms! I'm having a little festive giveaway - I hope you will be able to join in.

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  13. Those trees look fab! What a lovely idea!

    I moved to the UK fro Australia 20 years ago (oh my word, 20 years!!!!) and I still think twice about a few words or phrases :-)

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  14. I really like the button tree ornament. And I own tons of buttons so I should be able to make these without buying anything (yippie). Thanks so much for sharing.

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  15. I love those trees! I'm going to have to add them to the list of ornaments for my kiddos to make.

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  16. thats lovely.I like it!!!

    Greatings send you Conny

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  17. Only just found your page after seeing your Christmas tree decoration on pinterest. Have a good day :)

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  18. where did you get the stars for the top?

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    1. They were in the buttons aisle at Jo-Anns. They also had star shaped beads there and another set of star buttons, too.

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    2. where did you get the buttons to make the tree?

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    3. at Jo-Ann fabric store: they had several different star shaped buttons to choose from. I imagine that most fabric stores would have star shaped buttons of some sort, though. There were also star shaped beads that you could use, too, but they came in larger packs and I did not need that many. I hope that helps.

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    4. I looked on line and found the stars and the buttons and there bolth out of stock!! I was going to make some for christmas for some preasents for some people becase there are so cute!! So im going to go to the store tomarrow to see if they have any thanks for your help.

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  19. Terrific ornament! Share your ornament (or more) on our Linky List to get exposure for your own blog and share with your community. http://muddymonkeys.me/2012/11/28/wanted-homemade-christmas-ornaments-for-children-and-kids/

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  20. love the button tree decorations. Simple and very effective. I will be trying that myself.

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  21. Super cute! I make a Christmas ornament each year with my mom. After seeing these trees, I decided we will make it this year =)

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  22. Terrific craft! Please share on our Christmas Crafts Linky Party and get some additional traffic to your site. Post as many holiday ideas that you have. And feel free to join this Blog Hop on your own site. http://thejennyevolution.com/2012/12/11/christmas-crafts-linky-party-and-blog-hop/

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  23. Just found these (on pinterest - took me a while to trace them back here!) and love them, I'm a UK girl too (but living in the UK so not quite the same!) I just can't imagine living so far away from Marmite, PG tips, Battenburg cake and a good balti ! (all the most traditional English foods!!!)

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