Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Replicas

Over the Holiday's I made myself a few replica necklaces....found the original designs on etsy and on pinterest. Who doesn't LOVE Pinterest!!! I made these for myself, not for selling....

 I made these Bird nest necklaces. One for myself and one for a girlfriend of mine (and one as a spare...lol). She bought several other little trinkets from me this Christmas so I thought I would make her one of these as a Thank You gift.
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I saw a similar necklace on etsy that was a Lump of CoaL necklace. I loved the idea of it so I made myself one using a vintage glass button. I thought it was great for when I had to go Christmas shopping....

The kids are home for Christmas break and we have been making so many fun things! I found this tutorial on Pinterest about making lip gloss....did this today with one of my high school girlfriends. 

We MIGHT have used a bit too much Kool-Aid and it MIGHT have been a bit "tart". We laughed and laughed making this stuff! I am going to try again! 

After the kids head back to school I will recap all our handmade gifts. The kids really did a great job this year! I was SO impressed with their level of creating! My one son even learned to solder...and he did a great job with it! My youngest daughter is SO creative for a 5 year old! She made her gifts and wrapped her gifts with barely any guidance from me! She knew exactly what she wanted to do! Very impressive!!! My other son made these beautiful ornaments without any creative input from me...and then together he made some lovely body scrub! 

More on that in a few days!!

Hope you had a WONDERFUL Christmas with your family and I wish you a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

7 days

I might or might not have been working this "Crazy Eye" elf look today! I have been creating Christmas magic morning-noon-night for the past 2 weeks. It is getting down to the wire!

I hope everyone else is having as much fun as me! I can't wait to show you!! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Handmade Holidays and Decorating 2011

Once again we are taking the pledge to participate in a Handmade Christmas Holiday. This is not our first year and it won't be the last! Of course there are a few items that I can't make, you know the electronic variety, but Santa usually brings those in his sleigh!

I read a really interesting blog post about taking the Handmade Pledge for gift buying, and I really wish I could find it! I would love to share it with you. I can summarize that the blog post talked about how it can be difficult to really follow through with this type of pledge, but to do the best you can. I am sure I didn't do the post justice with that summarizing...but, you get the point!

On to Christmas decorating....
The day before Thanksgiving the girls and I spent a few hours in The Glitter Lounge (my craft room) and made a few fun little things! I gave them their choice of plates or cake stands and then let them loose in the boxes and cabinets to make their own little Christmas scene. It was fun to see them get all glittery and covered in glue.




Then the day after Thanksgiving, we rearranged furniture and set the tree up. Fun stuff!! Ordered pizza, jammed to the Christmas music, etc. As you can see, Lily is giving her best to the Christmas music!

Trees (2) done and the mantel before calling it quits for the evening! I have a little left to do, but the big stuff is done!


More Holiday fun to come tomorrow!