Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
The Goat - Capricorn explained.
December 22 to January 20
Practical and prudent
Ambitious and disciplined
Patient and careful
Humorous and reserved
On the dark side....
Pessimistic and fatalistic
Miserly and grudging
Saturday, December 19, 2009
WHOA! What a minute, look at this one, clearly good genes going on here. That kid needs an agent. Anyone know where he could find one?
Friday, December 18, 2009
Tucked into a nice plastic bag and the addition of some directions, these make a great little gift. I am hoping they can all get together and put on some sort of huge Gingerbread puppet play and we can film it. Then when they are all teenagers we'll bust out that video and humiliate the hell out of 'em!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Next I busted out the SuperPaint. I know what you're saying. "Hey Jen, that's exterior paint, in fact isn't that the color of your garage doors? And does Mr. Handsome know you are painting that on your kitchen floor?" And I say back at you, "Just shut up and listen, it's for the preschoolers!"
So after a rough coat of paint, because bricks and fireplaces are never perfect. A little grout (buttermilk white paint) and a tissue "fire," I constructed the ideal fireplace for St. Nick to come down in a bound! I wrapped the legs in gift wrap and added some wire ribbon to give them a little dimension. It looks great!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
With the addition of some beads and glitter that I also have on hand, these silly store bought matches suddenly seem high society. They look great and have been personalized for each recipient (color and style-wise.) My Chattanooga readers, go to Sophie's, buy some candles and add your own matches. What an idea!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Here are the supplies you need. Careful with that Craft Bond, it is sticky. And the overspray is hard to get rid of. After a little measuring (Pringles cans require 10" x 15" of paper) a little gluing and patience to get the paper to stay smooth on the cylinder, here's what you get.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Meet what I have been working on this week. Dog toys. I love dogs. I love to sew. I got caught crafting in public. Mr. Handsome tolerated me taking a bag of fiber-fill into a swim meet so I could stuff dog toys. He tolerated a conversation between myself and a voyeur crafter (some lady staring at me while I stuffed dog toys at the swim meet.) I will admit when it comes to being creative and talking crafts, I'm pretty passionate. Mr. Handsome has gotten used to this, he puts up with me. I think he thinks it's sexy. This is how my conversation went, in abbreviated form.
Left, is Titus, the one-eyed Wonder or "That Naughty Dog (TND)". On the right is Emma or "TND's accomplice". She's as naughty as he is, only she comes off as innocent. Just like Mr. Handsome! TND is new to us. Adopted at 8 years old. We are just getting to know him. He LOVES to eat. Want to see what he loves to eat? Here we go.....
A little frozen chili with some Ziploc bag to go with that bread? Even better. No matter that it's frozen. TND loves a challenge. He has also eaten 2 lbs. of raw ground beef with the styrofoam tray, 23 cupcakes and 18 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (That's a whole story in itself, Hey Jay!) I have a new list on my sidebar. It's what TND has eaten and survived. I love that dog so much I'm making him dog toys for Christmas. He'll probably eat them.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
The tree got some twinkling white lights, then I walked away and when I turned around the only lights that were lit were the bottom strand. Stupid Christmas. I figured it out. The strand right in the middle of tree died. So I just took it out. No big. Sorry Christmas, I like you again.
Here's the whole thing decorated. Now when we first moved the furniture around (this is a new spot for our tree) I began to shake, then I felt queasy, then I freaked out. Because this long, narrow room looked BAD! Seriously, making room for a tree in your house isn't natural. But after some shifting and one of Mr. Handsome's rum and diet cokes. I found that it actually looks good. And, because I can justify ANYTHING, listen to this. The space is very intimate this way, meaning there's not a lot of room to move around. Perhaps, because of this, less presents will actually seem like more presents. Are you feelin' me? Less is more. Less is more.
This is a little village I set up. A la, Alicia over at Posie Gets Cozy. For years, I collected birdhouses, including all the little birdhouses the children had painted. But then they started to bug me. I was just moving on from the birdhouse thing. So I put them all with the Christmas decor. They work perfectly with the little elves, snowmen and vintage chenille Santas I've acquired over the years.
And this little fellow is keeping an eye out for naughty children. Won't find any here, Mr. Elf! **wink, wink**
And finally, the stocking were hung by the chimney with care. Note that Elvis does not have the adorable cross-stitched name "pillow" on his stocking. Poor child, he'll actually be the most well-adjusted of the bunch. He was my decorating buddy through all of this. He reminded me of how magical this season is through the eyes of a child. Every time we unwrapped an ornament from it's tissue he would say "Oooooh, this is soooo cute!" Seriously, everytime. Even when we opened the plastic Grinch in a sleigh, straight from a Happy meal ornament. It was awesome. Thanks for helping me find my Christmas spirit, Elvis!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The Little Dickens Holiday Boutique
When Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where The Park City Community Church - Fellowship Hall
4501 N. HWY 224, Park City (behind Park City Nursery)
Come on by and say hello. We'll be there all day. It's going to be fun. She's made some darling holiday barrettes that will look great with any holiday outfit.
Finally Sunday, December 6th. Come on down to this. This is one you can't miss, seriously. And, I really like the gals participating in this bad boy. I've talked about them before and here I go again. Nice, talented, local! Totally cool!
What: a 'Holiday Gift Boutique'
There will be some soup, lite snacks, tea and most likely some wine!
When: Sunday, Dec. 6th from 3-8 pm
Why: So you can buy locally made products, directly from the artist!
Who: Threadheads (me) - handmade hats, scarves, jumpers etc.
Ashen Moon - recycled sweater mittens
Katie Stelpflug - ceramist; coffee mugs, vases etc.
You've Been Framed - the coolest picture frames out west!
Brent's Bread- amazing, fresh breads and possibly some chutneys and/or jellies/ hot sauces etc.
Marcy Hacisavas - LMT offering gift certificates for tense loved ones:)
Where: My house 335 McHenry St.
Follow Deer Valley Dr. toward Snow Park
Turn right onto Rossi Hill Dr.
Follow Rossi around to the left then back right
McHenry vears off toward your left (dead end street)
I am the 3rd house on the right, with a for sale sign out in front
If you don't find what you need, you just ain't lookin'. As always, happy to help you spend your moolah. It's what I do!