Sunday, December 18, 2011
I can't believe how fast Christmas has snuck up on me. I am generally ready by mid November only leaving the last minute items for - well - last minute. This year I am truly behind. I make a calendar every year for my 96 year old Nanny and my mom. This year however I am doing 3 extras for a couple of additions to our family this year. Yeah, I have only done 2 so far.....I am also making bird feeders for my mom and allowing each child to make one. This will take me 3 days as I only have 1 container to do the shaping. Plus I have 2 more glass blocks to make along with sorting and wrapping all the gifts. This week is also crazy busy with school Christmas events, one special 5 year old's birthday and other events for the kids to wrap up the season before Christmas. I sound like I am complaining but rather just a bit overwhelmed. I know that everything will get done and it will all be wonderful! I am looking forward to one week from today - oh actually I guess yesterday now......
Merry Christmas all!!!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
I wish I could take credit for these beautiful "gifts", but infact my cousin is the creator. I asked her if I could post them as I really thing they are beautiful. These glass blocks remind me a lot of her - a gift. It is true that you can choose your friends but not your family. Let me tell you God has blessed me with several wonderful people in my life, but this particular cousin has always had a special place in my heart. She is such a warm and wonderful person and it makes me so proud to call her family!!!!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
At the Market I sold some of my crafts at I met a couple who own a Goat Cheese farm. We got chatting and they are really fun and wonderful people! I really enjoyed being next to them as it made the day a lot of fun. She asked if I could make her a block with the following saying on it. After a lot of searching I was even able to find a goat to put on top to finish it off. Thought it turned out pretty good!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
These cute little jars are so much fun and so full of ideas. You can fill with candy, or if the person you give it to has a special like (gum etc), for teachers - elastics or paper clips, stickers or erasers...
This is a super fun little hot chocolate pkg to give to a friend or teacher as well. MMMMM who wouldn't want to warm up with one of these?
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Have a teacher with a magnetic board? Why not make her some quick and simple magnets.
Do you have a friend who has everything and you have no idea what to get them? Then why not try this simple little tea for 2. What greater gift is there than to give the gift of time!
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
These are a couple different Christmas Tree balls that I created. Each ball has a different saying on it. I think they are super fun to make and the glitter really sparkles in the light. They are beautiful! This was probably one of the best sellers at the market I attended. They are really great for personalizing!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Here are the advent calendars that I made for my kids.. They are so excited to open them up each day - they may have a little help from our kittens (hopefully not). Good thing there is no food in them. These muffin tins are great for holding small trinkets - lego, squinkies (without the ball), and other tiny items. A friend of mine is putting chocolate in a few days, coupons from her to her kids, family activities all on little notes - what a great idea!!!!!
Please leave me a note telling me what you would put in for your child OR if you gave it as a teachers gift with the muffin mix on Day 25....... I'd love to hear your suggestions!