Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More Holiday Crafts!

I made a really cool gift last night for a swap I'm doing today. The recipient is a knitter so I make her some stitch markers. I think they came out quite well. One set has larger rings and smaller leaves in dark green. The other set has smaller rings and larger leaves in light green.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Yuletide Gifting

I wanted to share a child's gift that Hubby made this year.

I requested a child's toy that is something of quality. I wanted something a young boy or girl could play with, use their imagination, and have for a long time. It needed to be sturdy and work without batteries, flashing lights, or noise. While watching Matty play, I realized that blocks might be well suited for all ages of children. This is a gift that can be added to, should another person be so inclined.

Hubby made a set of really nice blocks in two sizes. There are some that are stained and others are just covered in a sealant. The first set of 4 needed for this year has been made. I guess the true test will be seeing what the young recipient thinks of them.

We're doing quite well with the home made gifts this year. I'm grateful that I have the supplies for much of my crafting available to me here so the cost is much less than it could be. After work today, I need to finish up some gifts that I'm making and plan out some baked goodies that I can give to the menfolk who I don't know well enough to buy for. Everyone likes food right? ;)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Check it Out!

I guess I am, in a way, stabbing myself in the foot here, but I encourage you to go visit Confessions of a Craft Addict's 2008 Christmas giveaway. It's a great one!

The rules are pretty cool. All you have to do is mention your favorite charity. It's a great way to get to know about other people so read the comments if you'd like!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

All of the crafty goodness over on Sew Mama Sew has me so inspired!

I think that I will try to get some pictures uploaded of my own crafting here. I've been trying to make some gifts for our holiday celebrations.

Check back here in the next few weeks to see some of the things we're making.

Giveaways Make Me Happy!

Check out this great one at Mommy & Beyond!

Go Forth & Grab Them!

Sew Mama Sew if hosting Give Away Day. Go check them out!

Go check out this give away at Suzie Button Creations!