Linda from Studio L3 says Compendium of Curiosities Special Edition: Challenges 11 and 12! I have cheated a bit because I have already made 2 configurations which I am putting up here. The technique comes from Tim Hotz's book Compendium of Curiosities Vol II pages 33 and 34.
This is the first one I made for my daughter at university so she could feel she had something to celebrate Christmas with. I gave it to her a few weeks early for her birthday which is also in December. I used a Christmas ornament that I had bought, a Christmas candle light, buttons and a little tree. I felt this created a very Christmasy configuration.
This is the other one I made depicting all my hobbies, through the years.
The next picture shows close-ups of my hobbies.
The top row shows that I made Teddies and collected "ty" teddies when my daughter was younger to have something to collect together. The box on the top right represents my hobby of building doll's houses and making miniature furniture. The second row on the left is my painting, drawing and folk-art painting, on the right is embroidary and cross-stitch and a stamp to represent my stamping.
In this photograph the top row shows my love of sewing and patchwork and quilting. Next represents my interest in photograpghy with a framed picture of me at the age of 10 years. The bottom row on the left show my love of knitting (the one hobby my daughter has inhereted from me - and she is much better than me!) and the years I spent with my knitting machine making my children some unique jumpers. In the middle is a clock which represents my making decoupage clocks. Finally the last box represents my hobby of jewellry making.
I hope you enjoy looking through my configurations and my hobbies.