Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas is here

Christmas is right around the corner. I'm not done all of the Christmas crafts I had set out to do but I'm going to try and finish up as much as I can before Dec 25th. Its a good thing I started out early or else I wouldn't have anything done.

Hubby and I did setup our Christmas tree. We actually had to run out and buy a new one because the top portion of last years tree wouldn't light up. Luckily Target had one that fit the house and all of the lights are on! My sister, JennyC introduced me to Picnik and I used it to make my photo look like a scene from my childhood. I love it. By the way, that is a real fire in the fireplace. Hubby and I sat by the fire and listened to Christmas music, another moment to celebrate our first year in our new house and a wonderful night to remember going into our second year of marriage.

I had my nieces over one weekend and they helped me make the mantel. I got the idea from a catalog that was selling pre-cut felt mittens with additional pieces to help you personalize them. Not only was the price outrageous but I thought how can you really personalize them when they give you everything. Setting about to make it unique, I went to Michael's craft store and purchase two bell cookie cutters. They were out of mittens. Then the girls and I traced the bells in construction paper, cut them out and gave each a unique design and personalized each with a family members name.

Hubby even got involved in the action and made my dad a hula bell. The girls enjoyed all of the fun and now I have a piece of Family history in my collection of Christmas decorations.

PS Still no pictures from our dinner but at least I remembered to take and post these pics. :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

I forgot

I forgot to take pictures of my crafs! Although I did remember to bring my mom and Jenny C along with BB and hubby, her manny to keep her occupied, so that we could sew upstairs. I'm very proud to say I have successfully completed by six (6) cosmetic bags for my nieces for Christmas. What do you think?

I am now at work on a different tote that Jenny and Mom helped me figure out. I can never read those directions. I'm sure if I didn't rush through it they would be understandable, but I can't seem to stop and take a moment. Luckily for me, Jenny cut the fabric, mom read the directions and now I can do it all by myself. Hopefully.

I'm telling you this is the beginning of a beautiful bag. Now I'll celebrate with pie and tea, again courtesy of lovely hubby.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Crafts are still on

I'm still crafting christmas gifts and they are getting pretty good if I do say so myself. I'll post pictures of them as soon as I can. I've made another grocery tote and my latest venture is little bags with a zipper!!!

I can do a zipper, can you believe it! I'm so proud of myself. I've made two, wow two, and if you would have asked me this time last year if I could make a bag I would have said absolutely no. What a difference a year makes. This month marks another great event. This December hubby and I are celebrating our first year in our new house. YEA!!!!!