On the 7th day of Chrismas my true love gave to me...
7 great Christmas movies
(Jack Frost, Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, Jingle All the Way, Christmas with the Kranks, Santa Clause).
6 hours of snowfalling
5 Christ...mas... projects
(2 pairs of pj's, 2 matching teddies, 20 Oreo truffles, another Christmas Tote, 2 twirl skirts, and 1 looming project)
4 thousand yards of fabric,
3 smiling boys, 2 Christmas light pictures & a va.a.a.ase ma..de by..Anthony...
Anyway, It's snowing once again, snowing blowing the street that was completely dry this morning has about 4 inches? I've finished the truffles & have them wrapped and tied with my grandma's knitting string (Thank you Grammy). Picture coming soon. I finished Aidan & Alexander's PJ's were going to take a bath open our pj's, popcorn and watch a Christmas movie - and a night before Christmas story if I remember to get & can find the book - as our Christmas eve celebration. I made matching pj's for the teddies - Aidan will love and Alexander I think will like too - I didn't make Anthony one but I'm planning on a name pillow instead...He doesn't have new jammies either - I just made him some and -phew, I'm tired...Well I'm off to make another tote for a neighbor - last one I'm making and then I'm making a bigger tote for me (probably, after Christmas) to take my sewing to the basketball games...Then it's off to pick up the kids...
Make a no-sew, knot-fleece blanket http://www.momandhermoney.com/no-sew-fleece-tie-blanket.html
December 16th - (oops - it's the 17th -on the5th day of chrs..) On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...4 handcrafted gifts, 3 smiling boys, 2 Christmas light pictures & a va.a.a.ase ma..de by..Anthony...
Doug put our Christmas lights the Sat. after Thanksgiving - in his shorts - or was it Friday? Probably Friday - no football. Well We have snow now - just enough. Our deer needs fixin' but the rest worked out. Next year he want's to decorate the front yard tree - Mr. I'm not puttin' up Christmas lights! Go figure -lol
It was craft day at Mom's club and toy, diaper & what not donating day. Aidan made Christmas cards and played with the girlies. I made these two twirl skirts with matching pillowcase tops for the two teddies for some lucky girls to unwrap this Chrismas.
I liked how they turned out - especially the floral - it has the freespirit fabric I use for birthday sets - I love this fabric. The other is a tinkerbell skirt but It's hard to see tink in the picture. I was lazy only only put one strap around the neck and tied it in the center instead of two to tie at the side - I thought it was kinda cute for the teddies - and less work for me - for some reason I don't enjoy making straps - I guess because it falls into a catagory of "tedious."
A typical day at our house - fighting over Aidan!
Teacher/ Neighbor gifts
I filled the apple tote I made with a matching tissue holder & tissue, plus, pencils some "way to go" stickers, (she's been using several on Alexander's - Nice not Naughty chart..., some cute race car erasers (for her treasure box) and this beautiful magnet - a clear jem with a painted rose. I picked it up from The Cozy Loft. They came in two's but, I couldn't resist putting one on my fridge - where's that embarrased smilie?
I've made more tissue holders in the blue/teal fabric to go in the peppermint totes - the
I found a recipe for Oreo Truffles that I'm planning on making - just need to get the Oreos & Cream Cheese That I will food process together and freeze in little balls and then will dip the balls into melted white chocolate - and I need to get some little candy holders. I picked up some plastic tissue wrapping and that should be good for the neighbors... And a few for the Kellers too - lol...