There are many uses for an old dictionary. Some of these stars ended up in our tree, some were given away to friends. A tutorial can be found here.
Back in November when I decided to make a matchbox advent calendar, I also decided something else. And so today my mother took the role of lady Fortuna and picked the winner of my surprise giveaway. Every comment left by someone not related to me, or close enough to be counted as a relative, had a chance of winning. 61 comments from 28 people (and then there were comments from m., J. and my mother; if they're in need of a matchbox, all they have to do is ask).
Katie, congratulations! It's been lovely to have you as a reader for such a long time. As a little thank you, you get to choose a matchbox from the calendar (there are a couple made for someone special, but the rest are yours to pick from! I'll e-mail you soon with the details!). Some of these matchboxes I'll be listing on Etsy early January, when I've returned home, so if you weren't lucky today, there's still a chance to grab your favorite later.
Thank you all for being here, for commenting, for emailing me. It's been wonderful to have such a crafty finish for this year when nothing seemed to go as planned. I'm forever grateful for your support. I wish next year will be a more creative one, full of peace, laughter and love.