Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Crafts

Time! I had a bit of time today. A miracle, yes, for those who know me.

So I ...

made Chex mix (cayenne style)

made fudge (full sugar)

made a gift I saw in a magazine a while back

prepped an owl I have been painting for my sister's June birthday (see? I don't have time most days to create). LAST June...

made gift tags with stamping and embossing; glittered clothespins for gifts and decorations

listened to the Seahawks smash the opposition

watched snow fall outside

enjoyed the gift of time

Monday, December 10, 2012

Macaroni and Gold Spray Paint

As I noticed my last post date, it came to mind that time is slippin, slippin, slippin, into the pa-ast. (Not the future.) WHERE does time go?

One reason is the Season. Merry Christmas!

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I just have to learn to delegate, delete, or delight in my choices of activities. The to-do list seems to get eerily long this time of year. Especially at school.

So, gift number one, almost complete, from students to parents, is an old stand by. Classic actually, I remember making something similar in 4th grade. We worked hours gluing dry pasta onto a sleigh we had put together from cardboard. They had to have been quite gaudy. But the piece de resistance was the gold spray paint. Voila! Beauty for ever. (Where did it go, oh sleigh of mine? The way of all 60's - 70's Christmas craft gifts, I suppose.)

Jump to the 2012's gaudy gift remake. $1 wooden frames from Michael's, several boxes of different shaped noodles, gobs of craft glue, and glossy gold spray paint. Again, voila! All we need to do is add the photos, which have just been ordered online (definitely NOT the 70's technology) and will be ready, not tomorrow, but the next day, due to the Christmas rush.

I'm sure the parents will love the glistening gold surrounding the faces of adored kinders.

Just wait until you see the photo for our President Brie round cheese wheel box Baby Jesus/Nativity gift. Lovely.

Joyeux Noel!