These are my boys' thumb prints that I turned into reindeer. I made the mistake of buying glass ornaments and actually broke one by pushing down too hard! oops. But, the remaining ones turned out great - were easy to wipe clean for do-overs - and I just loved them. Gifts for special people in the boys' lives! and had to keep one for myself too.
So grateful for my new address stamp now that we have a permanent address to use. Best Christmas cards yet. Awesome house warming gift from Natassja&Mike.
Hayden wanting to push the buttons on the sewing machine. Maybe my little helper one day? Don't worry, unplugged & in the off position.
My trial & errors on making felt ornaments for gifts to our family. I wanted to make family monograms & start a tradition (hopefully) of making ornaments for Christmas every year. I definitely had lots of attempts for finalizing my choice of technique and pattern. I actually kept one of my 'tester' pieces as our family ornament for this year. Below, the white P on chevron. Not a total bust, but learned a lot from creating it!
My own finished product hung on our tree.
The finished gifts for my family! I think they were very well received. It was fun to make something special & hopefully they know how loved they are.
I saw another idea for using paper snowflakes as part of your wrapping decoration. I loved the idea & had to try it out on just a few little gifts for Matt's extended family gift exchange (which was a total of 4). Made it fun to wrap & cut out the snowflakes. I hadn't done them in years!
I also tried a new sugar cookie recipe this year with a butter cream icing. Christmas cookie #2 was a big success vs. #1. The boys got to help roll out the dough and make a tester batch, which we iced and decorated together. They had such a good time but the dough took some a serious beating! haha, between the two of them it was quite the effort to keep on track...
We ended up making just a few and enjoying them that evening. Only baked about 60 cookies that day... ! haha. The majority went to our Bible study Christmas party for the kids to decorate, so it was time well spent.
But seriously, I had so much fun. Crafting is beginning to win me over. All in moderation...
oh and a homemade apple pie for Christmas dinner. yuuumm!