Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Been sick again!

So I thought I was doing well and was going to end the year not getting sick...but to my surprise I was woken in the middle of the night last Friday feeling really bad and ended up going to the hospital to find out I was passing a kidney stone. That is a terrible pain that I do not wish on anyone. Spent several days in the bed and now am trying to get caught up!
If I didn't wait till the last minute to do my shopping or my decorating, my cooking, my crafting, my anything...I wouldn't need to catch up! Unfortunately I do not think ahead really well so I am always scrambling at the end. Of course I did not expect to get sick so now I am really scrambling!
To top it off Miranda will be having surgery tomorrow so I have been running around today getting everything ready...well as ready as I can. Went to the grocery store and stocked up on soups and Popsicles. She is having her tonsils removed, not a bad surgery but recovery is not fun. It will be a long 2 weeks here!
I have been able to keep up with my little etsy business and that has been a good distraction...I wish I had more time for scrapbooking, but right now it is just not in the cards. Maybe in a few weeks when things settle down I can get back to that!
I have managed to make a few of my gifts this year...here
are photos of a few.
This is a felt magnet set that I have made for years. I think I can remember making these as a teenager and giving them to my friends back than...if not then it was the early years of being married. They are super easy to make and really inexpensive and just such a cute addition to any fridge or metal door.
The countdown to Christmas is a gift for a very good scrapbook friend. I know she will love it. I scored this magnet board on clearance a few months ago and had no idea what I was going to do with it, then while searching online I saw several different ideas for a countdown and knew this board would be perfect. I embellished it with a few holiday papers, cut the tags from my cricut along with the letters, stamped the numbers on, flocked and glittered the letters, added some jingle bells and a bow. TA DA! Hope she likes it as much as I do...glad that I bought another board so that I can make one for me too!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Keeping Busy

I have been keeping myself very busy for the last several days, or maybe even weeks. First and foremost I have been working on all my items for my etsy shop. I am thrilled that I have been getting several orders. Now though I am switching gears and trying to get some Christmas gifts made. I have several groups that I am involved with and need to make or buy a gift for our exchange. This is just one of the many items that I have made.
Here is a close up of the flowers. I took the concept from the felt flowers that I make as brooches or hair clips. Instead of putting a clip and pin back on them I just glued them to the wreath.
I cut out some green holly leaves and added them to the wreath as well as jingle bells and fabric strips. I think this wreath will make a great addition to anyone's home for the holidays! Don't worry I have more...will be back in a day or so to show you more!