Friday, September 14, 2012
We are doing our annual ornie exchange - if you are interested, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the details.
(The picture above is what I did last year for the exchange.
A friend sent me this pix and I don't know who the
original picture belongs too.
If it is your's please let me know so I can post it here. Thanks!)
I saw a picture of this and wanted to make it for my niece who was getting married.
I dug out my Christmas Scraps and I have enough to make like10 of these if I wanted to do it.
Then I put a back on it - like a mini quilt and ironed it well.
Then I turned the corners down once
Turned the corners over again, ironed and stiched them.
This is how it looks from the right side
Friday, September 7, 2012
Welcome to my Christmas Blog.
I looked at the Christmas Countdown and saw that we have 108 days until Christmas! That means it is time to dust off the Christmas Planning Calendar.
I have been so busy being a grandma that I haven't done a lot of anything else for a while, (we had 7 babies in 2 1/2 years). I am getting caught up and ready to get my routine back and enjoy all these little people that surround me in my life!
So I am challenging you right now to take a few minutes and make a rough draft of what you want to do for Christmas. What people you are buying or making gifts for, decor you want to do and activities you would like to add to your Holiday Celebration.
The gift I am making right now are ABC books for the seven oldest grandchildren. I went to www.Walgreens.com and created books there. I have tons of pictures and I found several for each letter of the alphabet for each child and made them there own ABC book featuring them!
They are adorable.
I have them complete and everytime Walgreens has a 40% off coupon for books I order a couple. I made 32 pages for each of them. With the 40% off coupon with shipping each book is going to cost about $23.00. You can do less pages of course. If you do 20 pages your cost would be about $10.00 less. Also if you pick them up from the store (they have to be under 30 pages to do that) the shipping is free. (p.s. I don't get any kind of kick back from Walgreens!)
I hope these are treasures they keep all of their lives. They are literally a history of all the activities they did with me and my husband during the past year.
Thanks for stopping by! Thanks for being so patient with me for the last little while.
I hope to add a post several times a week through December.
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See you next Fall!
See you next Fall!