December 2010 ~ Create it. Go!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

List of ideas to make for Christmas

Here's the list we came up with this year for ideas to make each other for Christmas. (We decided we were ALL, kids too, making our gifts this year. I think we will continue next. I love it, except my lack of time that is...)

(The starred ones are ones that one of us chose to do, whether for a brother/sister/cousin/parent/etc.)

Homemade play-dough (Love the kool-aid recipe I have for this.)
*Matching tu-tus for girl and doll
Hair accessories (pony tail ribbons, big flower clips, etc.)
Boxes to hold collections (rocks, etc)
*Leather projects (ex: keychains, etc. The boys had a leather stamping class in our homeschool co-op and made some things there and finished at home.)
*Name Frame
Cut out Wooden letters to spell names to hang on wall
*Stamped family portraits
*TX flag painted pic frames or mirrors
Glass etching (done previous years)
*Wooden photo cubes stamped/decorated/modge-podged
Sock bunny (like sock monkeys)
Tin of homemade cards (did for two of my sis-n-laws bdays this month)
Pillow cases
*Shelf to display/hold pinewood derby cars
*Hiking staff
*Candy (A's idea for dad: fudge and pecan logs)
*Wooden nativity
*Wooden toys made on lathe and in shop
*Wooden jewelry box
*Wooden baseball bats turned on lathe and then soft baseballs made too (sewn)
Wooden high chair for doll (almost did this one...running out of time.)
*Wooden rattle for baby turned on lathe
*Doll blankets and pillows
*Bookmarks from the baby with her handprint for everyone :)
*Photobooks created online

I'm sure we will continue to add to this list this next year too. :) Can you see how busy we have been? Speaking of that, I still have lots to do and no so much time, so I better go! Doubt I will be on here much until next week. I'll have to post pics of the projects we do.

Merry Christmas everyone!

My 1st Name Frame

My older daughter wanted to make one of these for her younger sister for her Christmas present to her this year, so she picked out the paper with me and helped me make it. She's proud of it and so am I. It's more pink than I would have made it, but at least I got to throw some other colors in there too. Now all my kids want one. :) (The first letter n and the e, as well as the bird, are all covered or inked chipboard.)

She kept touching the ladybug. It was too cute! (Yes, she got to see it early. She'll get to unwrap it still later.) :)

Wooden nativities

Been making some of these wooden nativites. Tried painting them two totally different ways. I like them both. (The lighter one is also stamped in gold ink with the Baroque set.)

Close up of stamped swirls:

Friday, December 17, 2010


...I am still here. No, I have not really been stamping, other than the occasional stamp night I make it to. And even then, I seem to be the last one there and the first to leave with unfinished projects in hand...that I come home with...with the best of intentions to finish, but...

However, I am working on a project with my daughter that is a Christmas gift. So I have to finish this one. I'll try and post pics this next week. (as well as a list of requested ideas or things we are doing/making as Christmas gifts this year.) I have to say that we are all having so much fun making them. (the kids and hubby and I) It's getting a bit stressful with much left to do and less and less time to do it, but I love hearing the kids talk about it and excited about what they are making. Means so much more this everyone! :)

Merry Christmas!