Thursday, December 23, 2010

2010 Christmas Craft

If you scroll through the old posts on my blog you'll find several posts about my annual Christmas craft. I have been doing this since my early teens. I wasn't sure with all the pre-twins, home improvement, and Christmas hustle and bustle I'd get it done this year. But I carved out some time the Monday before Christmas and made these
wire and bead ornaments. They are humble compared to other years' crafts, but they are done!

They are made with two sizes of Argentium Sterling Silver Wire, Seed Beads, and Satin Ribbon.

Completed: December 2010

Baby Amish Puzzle Balls

I made these three Amish Puzzle Balls as new baby gifts for family members and friends. One is entirely hand made (pink) and two are machine made (so I could get them done in time!). They are fun to make, show that I care enough to make something by hand for the recipient, and make great gifts for all ages. Here are some others I've done in the past.

Completed: December 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Pillowcases for My Nephews and Niece

I've done pillowcases before for my nephews and niece and other young children. They are always a hit because I pick fabrics/themes that they are into at the time. This year was the year of Scooby and Space! Sorry the pictures are sub-standard as they are from a phone. I forgot to snap some shots before I wrapped them!!

Completed: November/December 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Santa Paper Ornaments

I used my Cricut Expression Machine to make this paper Santa ornament using one of the new seasonal cartridges. I then mailed one to my nephew and another to my niece and nephew. Unfortunately the postal service saw fit to temporarily lose them and then return them to me undelivered and neither was delivered before Christmas. I ended up hand delivering them after Christmas.

Completed: December 2010