Tuesday, November 25, 2014

[to get you in the mood]

It's a bit early for me but some people are in the mood for Christmas music already. 

You can find non stop Christmas music at the Mormon Channel. I love it that there are no commercials.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

[twinkle, twinkle little star]

Made some origami stars this morning. The little one was made with origami paper. For the larger one I copied scrapbook paper. Christmas music sheets and vintage book pages would look lovely too.

Might as well make this into a free Christmas gift tag or card printable, right? Just copy and paste into Microsoft Word (whatever size you'd like) and print on cardstock paper.
For personal use only.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

[Thanksgiving craft for kids]

We already had our Thanksgiving but our neighbors down south haven't had theirs, so I thought I'd share this idea for a cute Thanksgiving craft for kids.
I browsed the Internet for images of a tree silhouette and maple leaves. I printed them on card stock paper and then our daughter wrote on the leaves what she is thankful for. We attached the leaves with a foam square so it would look a bit three dimensional. 
Simple. Super cute.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

[almost DONE!]

This year, I'm determined to be done early with Christmas shopping. I want to enjoy Christmas time with family and friends instead of spending my time at the mall. I want to have time to do service as a family too. Teach our daughter the joy that comes from helping someone else or doing fun surprises for someone.

So far so good - I'm done shopping for our daughter. A task made easier this year as she has discovered Ever After High. We watched many episodes together last night and I must say that it was enjoyable even for me. :)
If we can get some of her friends excited about Ever After High as well, then maybe the girls can form a Club together. Take photos of their dolls doing stuff, drawing the various characters, etc. Something fun to do when it's too cold to go outside.

Stitched another polar bear card (pattern by Mr Printables). Making it reminded me how much I enjoy stitching. That gave me an idea for another Christmas gift for our daughter. I have been trying to come up with non-toy gift ideas. I'm making her a stitchery kit by putting together some fabric, needles, an embroidery hoop, patterns and these cute dachshund thread holders. I also printed actual photos of dachshunds and made them into thread holders too. I'll try to remember to post photos later.

Only 50 more sleeps until Christmas. :)