Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Busy Weekend and fun freebie!!

Had a busy weekend with the kids at a school holiday workshop. The kids spend hours making gifts for family and friends and had a blast!! Glitter is everywhere!!

They made a ton of gittered ornaments, soup mixes, zipper pulls, flower pens and even catnip toys for their cats!

Today I have to get to crafting some of those many Christmas gifts.. but I thought I'd share a link to a great blog and wonderful FREE pattern for an advent calendar. Maybe I'll have time to complete this project for next Christmas!! Check it out!!http://www.oliverands.com/blog/2008/12/free-holiday-mitten-ornament-pattern.html

Friday, December 5, 2008

Getting Started..

Well, I am feeling a little better and am starting to tackle that mound of Christmas boxes. I have a buffet of sorts built in the kitchen, so I decided to re-arrange so that my reds and greens are all put together. Who says it all has to be Christmas themed, right? Color is everything. I really need to get to crafting because I have so many ideas and half completed projects that these vignettes will change many times before Christmas, I am sure! I just need to purge all of those Christmas items that I really don't have a use for anymore. I always feel like everything I have should be put out or it won't be complete.

This is a antique childs snow shovel that I have and I love it. It was propped up outside, then kept getting knocked over so now it has been moved inside and is propped against the fireplace, but I am thinking of now hanging it on a wall somewhere..Hmmmmmmm....

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Etsy Christmas Contest

Just thought I'd tell you about some of the ETSY sellers featured on my last post about the contest busy moms blog is hosting. After scouring the wonderful shops featured, I found a few I'd like to share with you. You should definately check them out!!

Articulations http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5969587 has these wonderful lunch box notes for your little ones and there are many to choose from. What a cute way to send your child some extra love with their lunch!! She also has many other papercraft items and some wonderful Christmas cards and tags.

Cookie art by Sarah http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5560052 Has WONDERFUL hand decorated sugar cookies. Makes me want a tall glass of milk just looking at them!

Another great shop with beautiful sugar cookies is Cakebox Cookies
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5661893 I loved all of her designs, but I thought I'd share these adorable baby cookies.

And if these cookies inspire you to get in the kitchen and do some baking, Boojiboo
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=59241 Has some wonderful vintage style aprons for you to wear. They are all awesome, you should check them all out, but here is a cute Christmas one I was partial to!