Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy First Day of Advent 2009

So Advent is here, and its exciting!  This is our first family celebration of it, and really its the first time I've ever celebrated it ever.  I'm finishing up the calendar I made to start using on the first day of December in terms of crafting, but in terms of marking the Advent season start proper we started reading from the bible using this site every night before supper.

I also got a candle holder thing and I'm lighting one candle this week every night to burn while we eat.  Its not purple, as is tradition for this week, but I have a ton of candles and its in a candle holder so you can't see the color anyway.

Then we all played some Wii Sports as a family activity and drank hot chocolate with candy canes.

Found at Flickr.

Hope you are starting your Advent season in good spirits, health and remembrance of what this time of year really means.  :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mod Podge Balls with Wrap?

I had an idea while looking at this craft:

Inspired by a different craft at Mod Podge Rocks.

Why not use wrapping paper.  We don't wrap much of anything here at Christmas (we are gift card people) but I have seen the cutest wrapping papers this year it hurt NOT to buy any.  Now I think it would be cool to decoupage some wrap onto old Christmas balls you don't use or like.  Good idea?

Spray Painted Tree

I want to venture out into the crispy forest today and get fallen branches to do this craft!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Currently Working On: Family Rules Board

Everyone has done one, and now I am too.  Husband-man and I cut out some letters while sitting on the couch last night and I added some glitter to them as well.  Now all I have to do is figure out what all of our family rules are.

Get a better idea of what in the heck a family board is by looking here...

Car DVD & Junk Holder

I actually made one of these (this is not mine).

Found at Mayfly.

Chores Board

Once baby in utero can do chores, I'm hooking myself up with this!

Found at SouleMama.


I think what I've been doing with my Advent calendar is applique.  Hmmm.  Okay, at least I know.  :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Alphabet Sampler

Found at Sew Mama Sew.

It's Done, Well Mostly

Now all I need to do is buy some backing, some fabric to mount them on, and enjoy Advent.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Full Figured Apron

Found at Reese Dixon.

Instead of Crayola Crayon Maker!

I've been eyeing that probably very expensive toy we've all seen in commercials that very neatly melts crayon bits into new crayons.  I've been trying to justify exactly how to buy one and really make it worth the purchase, since my boy is more into cars than crayons.  So when I saw this post I knew I had to save it.

Found at Mad in Crafts.

Hydrangea Printables

Found at Craft Gossip.

Found at Crafts Unlimited.