Sunday, December 26, 2010


This year, Christmas was marked with many blessings for our family! Health is definitely near the top of my list of blessings. But probably at the top is our family. The children have been so sweet this year! When I asked Rob how his Christmas was he answered that it was great. His specific list was a new phone, Jesus and snow! I think our children realize that the truly important event is the birth of Christ, not just a bunch of presents.

I wish there had been more time to prepare for Christmas this year! I felt overwhelmed by a project I took on and wished that I did not have it looming over me so much. Oh well! Next year should be better. Now we will be working toward Fiddler on the Roof and maybe The Mikado too. I hope to get things going creatively again too. It must be time to start thinking about resolutions again. Hmmm. Going to have to work on those this week. I'll get back with you!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Beautiful Crochet Scarf

Check out this beautiful scarf. The pattern is free at Coats and Clark! It seems like a great way to use up yarn bits making the flowers...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gotta have some of these!

I found these flower ornaments this morning and now I want to make some of these too! I sense that I might have a flower obsession going! Shhh.... don't tell!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

And another one - different technique

This time I used a lesson I found on fabric yo-yo's to make the black satin flowers. The small one is the back (smooth) side of the yo-yo and the large one is the gathered side. I used fancy brads I found in the scrapbook aisle for the centers. Quick and easy! My kind of project!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

and a second headband

Here is a look at the second one of the braided fabric headbands that I made. It is flatter than the first try as I wound it differently.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas crafting

The wreath is still a work in progress! Yikes! Cutting a bazillion circles is making me crazy already!

But I found this cute headband the other day thanks to tip junkie ( I love that page! ). This is the link:

I immediately set about to find fabric that my girls would love. This is the finished product from my first attempt and DD #1 quickly claimed it as her own and wore it to school!

I think I will make the next one differently and see how it goes.