Sunday, December 13, 2009

Today's Mama and Provo Craft Holiday Wish List Giveaway

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
*Casual watch for work.
*New coffee pot.
*Gloves for driving.
*Gift Card to the local coffee shop.
*Sterling silver earrings.

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? My Grandmother used to make stuffed animals without using any patterns. My all time favorite is a dark brown little mouse... after a few years of love he needed a tail replacement. I still have him!

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? A wooden toy box.

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? Grandma always made each of us a dozen cookies of our choosing. Grandma would say, " You don't have to share... but it would be nice."

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? Rubes has asked for a mermaid barbie... so her Ariel has someone to swim with. Mateo wants walkie talkies or a flash light.

6. What is your favorite holiday food? Chocolate covered peanuts or pecan turtles!

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? Stuffed wiener dogs, a few ruffle skirts, a little car carrier roll and some necklaces. That's all I can recall... I think there's more on a list somewhere.

8. What is your favorite holiday movie? Classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

9. Favorite holiday song? O' Holy Night

10. Favorite holiday pastime? Decorating the tree! Quite a bit of story telling is involved with each ornament.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Concert Dress

Rubes has her first Christmas Concert next week so a "new" outfit was in order for the special event. Here's what I came up with... at a cost of maybe 50 cents for thread. The red top came from my niece, Lauren. The white ruffles were from a thrift shop skirt refashion left over. The print fabric came from my late grandmother stash, once upon a time a shirt. Oh, I took the elastic for the waist band from a pair of lounge pants.

Had to dress-up the sweater with a lil' pin!

Rubes loves ruffles these days and I finally feel like I've got the hang of making them.

I'm very pleased with the way this all came together and how quickly as well. I'm thinking a few ruffly skirt may show up under the tree.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanks

I'm a busy gal these days with the holiday crafting but thought I'd share some goodness that's in my life right now. A few wonders I didn't have to make. We'll start with "Maisy"... a happy miniature wiener dog. Here's a typical view of her in my lap. Ah, the love.

I've got two nephews in the past two months. Ben here has the cutest "chubbies" and is a real snuggler. Holding him is wonderfully sweet.

Next up is lil' Eli at only 2weeks old, he's already a charmer. So bright eyed when he's awake! (His shirt says "Gobble till you Waddle".)

These were taken at Thanksgiving with my family at the farm. (Thus the turkey on a stick!) I'm truly blessed.
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