Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I think I'm done. I hope I am anyway. I haven't photographed all my cards, but most of them. I love the top one, it's for my parents and I used Outline posy stamps and colored them like a poinsettia. Then added gold liquid pearls and red stickles, (everything is better with glitter).

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Some knitting for Christmas

I've been trying to figure out how to make a cowl with the yarn in my stash. After a few tries, I decided on a seed stitch, large circular needles and around 120 stitches. Either the blue or the purple will be a Christmas gift, I just don't know which one I want to give and which one I want to keep! Maybe I'll let the recipient choose!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

My girlies are sewing too...

With all the ornament making, my 2 girls wanted to sew some on their own too! The birds are by my 9 year old, and the bell by my 6 year old. They received very little help from Mom at all!

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Stained glass

This card will be mailed today to one of my sisters. I used a peel off sticker, then colored in with sakura gelly roll pens. It's quite sparkly in real life, and I find it looks like a stained glass window. Just a few more to do and I'm finished!

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

A few more ornaments...

We made more ornaments today. The owl is for a friend's tree, the penguin is for us! I found the penguin tutorial on a blog called Clover and Violet's blog-super cute. My daughter has been making little birds, I'll post those when they are all done.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

King of the Wild Things....

Still trying to finish up Christmas cards! I love this stamp, I think he's so cute, it's a stamping bella image. The die-cut snowflakes are from Stampin Up! I used prismacolor pencils to color and the edge is distressed in memento Desert Sand.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Teacher's cards

Tomorrow is the last day of school before Christmas vacation, so I made 2 cards for the girls teachers today. They each told me what image they thought their teacher would like last night and were pleased with the results today! The snowman is stamping bella, the trees are artful stamper. I used kiwi glitter ritz on the matt of the tree card.

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Owl pouch

I made this pouch this morning, it was ordered by a friend to be a Christmas gift for her daughter, who loves owls! Hope she's happy Christmas morning.

I'm linking this to The Magic Onions for Fridays Nature table.

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Bad Kitty Card

I think this stamp is so cute-maybe because I have 2 cats that used to be a little naughty. Now they are just old and sooky. Anyhow, I'm slowly getting through the pile of cards I need to make. Off to the mailbox shortly!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Emmeline Apron

I finished an apron last night that will be given as a Christmas gift (nothing like waiting until the last minute-it was ordered in the summer!). Anyhow, I'll drop it off today, hope the recipient likes the colors. I have to say, my favorite side is the blue, I love the little apricot flower.

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Glitter Ornaments

After school, we made a few glitter ornaments for our tree (and maybe a few gifts!). These are so easy, just put pledge floor finish in the glass ball, drain out the excess, dump in the glitter and shake to cover the entire inside of the ball. And voila- a beautiful set of ornaments!

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Snow Globes

So, last night I was roaming around on the internet and found a photo of some lovely " snow globes" on Pinterest. The original blog post can be found here. Today, I went to the craft store and picked up the jars, the trees, snowmen and penguins. The deer and racoon are animals from our Playmobil collection. For the snow I used sugar. Super cute in person, and the girls had fun making the little scenes inside.

I found a new blog called the Magic Onions (just purchased from her Etsy shop). Really cute needle felting, waiting on some acorns for my tree!

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Cards from class

I had a mini stamp-a-stack on Friday and we made 12 cards. We also made the stocking card, and a snowflake card posted earlier. It was a fun day, and I just want to say thank you to all who came.

The craft fair in Musquodoboit went well this weekend. Now, I can just work on some smaller items I need to make for Christmas, all the craft fair prep is done for another year!!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Snack bags

I know I said I was done with the craft fair sewing, but then I had all this cute fabric and pink, green, and blue lining for these adorable snack bags so I just had to make them. And now, I'm finished.

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