We had such a wonderful holiday month over here. Lots of fun, very little stress, lots of making, too much eating, everyone is very pleased with Santa this year. But in retrospect I have to say the best part of this Christmas for us was our crazylucky timing. Miss Phoebe caught herself something gross and feverish at the mall but it didn't kick in until bedtime Christmas night and our camera which has been flirting with death finally gave up the fight the day after Christmas. Phew! We're sending it off for spa time at Canon but in the meantime I'm going to be running reruns or you might be seeing lots more Christmas pics. Or maybe I'll spend some time this week looking for new blogs and posting fun stuff.
Hope everybody who does the holidays had a great one too!
Another I saw it in a store and tried it myself ornament. I made this snowflake from white pipe cleaners and then soaked it in tea after. Nowhere as fluffy as the original - which I'm kicking myself for not buying -but still cute.
Phoebe's pom and pipe cleaner cupcake. Meant to be a pom covered ball but we ran out of poms so we cut the styrofoam ball in half and made a cupcake.
This guy was a little santa head on a stick so we twisted him a pipe cleaner body and made him a big old toy bag.
I love ornaments. And most all of our favorites are made by Seasons of Cannon Falls. You see them at shops but they are near impossible to find online. I saw this very sparkly, very 50s, repro ornament at the shops the other day. I nearly bought but realized I had all the stuff on hand. So a bad of mini balls, some super stiff felt, spangly trim and glue gun later, ta da...
Isn't she a beaut?!
Hope you're in an ornament mood because I might have made 2 or 3 more. Two things came together... 1 - last year I remembered to collect a bag of Christmas crafty supplies and packed them away with the decorations to be discovered this year and 2 - I found glue sticks for my glue gun! Game on!
I really want a tiny set of all 24 dolls from the book for our tree. So far, Koji's done. Might get another one or two done this Christmas but I think this will be a many-year project for sure. As all good crazy Christmas projects are!
Phew! Party's over. I'll share some project pics later. Once again, I was over ambitious. I think my parent helpers wanted to strangle me. One of these days I'll figure out age and time appropriate party activities!
Phoebe and I crafted it up this morning while the boys were at Tron. Lots to share. First, this crazy gal...
I hot glued some ruffled trim to floral wire and then glued to a wood ball for the head. I didn't have the right size styrofoam ball so had to go with wood. I stuck a tack in her head to hang the string. Here's the inspiration. Cute huh! I love these old 50s Christmas magazines.
psst.. Teresa... I think this idea might make a cute tree topper?
The handmade tree got a new skirt this week. I love this alexander henry yuletide 2d zoo fabric so much. So festive and cute. I cut out some animals from the scraps and make them into ornaments for the tree. This tree should see a lot of action next week when O's done with school. I've got a stack of ideas waiting for him.
I just discovered that sewing patterns for My Friend Mandy's outfits fit Louise! Well, at least the coat does. The hat is a little tight, might make her a more Louise-shaped one. I think Mandy and Jenny will need winter coats as well.