Monday, 31 December 2012

Better late than never!

Hello my lovlies, seems like forever since I've blogged. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
Don't know about the rest of you but I'm sick of eating!!!
Bring on the diet......
Even my pooches and the cat are turning their noses up at meat, we may have just turned them into vegetarians lol.
In true me style, my door fell off my integral fridge on Christmas eve and because the door wouldn't then close properly the fan was whirring away non stop and making the most awful noise, I thought it was going to explode. My poor hubby had to get his tools from the garage and fix it as best he could, I burst into tears, I couldn't believe something else had broken and the dog ran to the top of the stairs shivering cos he was scared of the noise and wouldn't come down for ages.
Then Christmas day my bitch came on heat and OMG trying to keep the two apart was a nightmare. Every time someone opened a door and the two met it was like something from Benny Hill, we were chasing them round to seperate them again!!!
And there I was trying to impress the MIL with my nicely set table, matching tablecloth and napkins, best crockery finest wine and...... dogs faunicating under the table...... wonderful!!!!!
Why do I bother?
I hope all the rain hasn't affected anyones plans over the holidays. I feel so sorry for the people that had to evacuate their houses on Christmas eve. I live on the top of a hill fortunately but boy when the wind blows we sure know about it.
Well my daughter and myself managed to make the tissue boxes for the patients on Christmas Day YEAH and I think they went down quite well, despite one chap tearing it apart to get to the tissues.... and his poor wife trying to selotape it back together again..
Taken a few pics for you.
Couldn't fit them all on together.

Here are the measurements as promised albeit a little late.
I started out with an A4 piece of card. Measure across the top 19cms and trim off the rest (19 x just under 30cms)
Mark at 1cm - 3cm - 11cm - 3cm -1cm
Turn your card lengthways and from the bottom mark at 3cms - 6cms - 3cms - 6cms
Score on those lines as in diagram
The broken lines are for cutting.
The solid lines are for folding.
This is what it should look like when cut and folded.
My dotty oval shows where to put the aperture for the tissues.
Fold all the score lines and then decorate.
I cut the oval after decorating as I found this easier.
Folding forward forms the box shape

Not that good at explaining but hope you can follow, just ask if it's not clear.
All that remains is for me to wish you all the very best for a wonderful and prosperous New Year my friends.
Sooo looking forward to seeing all your fab creations in 2013.
Hugs Sue X.


  1. WOW!!! You have been busy Sue, they look wonderful and make such lovely thoughtful gifts.

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year

    Hugs Sue

  2. Beautiful boxes, Sue! And I had to laugh at the dog situation--that must have been like a Laurel & Hardy movie! :^) Am sorry to hear about your frig though, Hope it is all fixed now. Wishing you better appliance luck in 2013! Have a Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Oh! Dear....a whirring fridge and fornicating dogs under the a day you you just made mine...sorry but that was sooo funny to read.
    All these boxes are fantastic Sue..and I am really sorry about the fridge door...but the dogs stole the show.. I can just see the pandemonium...
    Wishing you a very Happy & Healthy New Year…2013

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Brilliant, thanks so much Sue. I hope the New Year brings you luck and that nothing else breaks. Lots of love & hugs.
    Caz x

  5. Thanks for the measurements Sue they look fabulous! Happy New Year xx

  6. oh they are fabulous... i love them
    Happy New Year to you and yours
    Lisa x

  7. happy New Year sue,
    thanks for sharing your measurements, i cant wait to make one of these lovely boxes. i've got a male 21st to do first but then the tissue box is top of my list.
    thank you again for your clear instructions.

  8. Great boxes Sue. Well things can only get better, the dog situation really made me smile. I'm sure 2013 will be good for you, kate x

  9. Oh no it sounds like you had quite the ordeal over Christmas, I hope you have had some time to relax and recover from it all now. These are absolutely gorgeous and thank you for sharing the instructions on how to make them with us. I hope you have a very happy new year
    Lindsay xx

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  11. Oh Sue I am so sorry that things continued to be bad for you over Christmas. I am sorry but I did have to laugh at your description. Your postings always make me smile. It reminded me of when my posh SIL had come to stay and wasn't keen on cats. We were sitting in the garden and my cat brought this vole over and placed it in front of her. He then proceeded to pick it up again as the poor thing was frightened and hadn't run away. He then bit the head off of it right in front of her. Lol!!!

    Your boxes are awesome and thanks for the instructions. Again had to smile as I would have been devastated if after all my hard work someone had torn it to shreds to get to the tissues.

  12. Sue I have just joined your blog and upon reading about your Christmas and the dogs, the in-laws etc it made me chuckle, could just imagine the chaos, it lifted those after Christmas blues. the tissue boxes are gorgeous, hope the dogs are finally settling down and the fridge door is now ok.

  13. this is so cute Sue, thanks, made one, I love it, gawjuz pressie. xxxx

  14. Sue these are just so stunning and how blessed were the patients to have these little handy boxes made lovingly for them by you. Thanks so much for the template, I am definitely going to give it a bash.
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