Posts Tagged ‘handmade ornaments’

Tis the Season

Receiving brown paper packages tied up with string Reminding my children that my mama made these ornaments when I was still in her belly Tucking into the most gorgeous oranges that Grandad brought back from a business trip to California Seeing all the beautiful handmade ornaments that hang on our tree Hanging our super-bargain $1 handmade winter wreath I found at a thrift store last year We’re very much getting into the Christmas spirit around here. Packages are being assembled to ship, sweet treats are being made, bowlfuls of hot soup are being devoured and Christmas music is playing. We’re also making plans to go visit my brother in Oregon after Christmas, which has all of us a little giddy. Hope you all had a restful weekend and are remembering to be still and breathe in a season that can quickly become overwhelming if we let it. What are your favourite Christmas traditions?

family, food, gifts, home • Monday, December 13th, 2010 • 5 Comments »

A Tiny Stuffed Snowman

stuffed snowman ornament This year for our tree, we are using only handmade ornaments. The kids have loved working on all kinds of different ornaments. Our oldest made this snowman. This little guy is full of fantastic details, a pointy 3d nose, a separate thumb on his mitten hand. Such wonderful detail and all on a snowman that’s only about an inch tall. I’m so proud of my kids and I love that they have such creative imaginations. It just really hit me today that we only have 3 days until we leave on a trip to visit some family for the next couple of weeks. I have tons to do, and am just hoping that it all gets done. I am looking forward to being able to relax a little bit though. I also wanted to let you know that after a few inquiries about how I made my vintage button heart, I made a tutorial here. Hope you guys have lots of fun making them. Have a fantastic day, I better get back to the laundry and packing.

gifts, home, kid's art • Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 • 10 Comments »