Thursday, January 13, 2011

Homemade Christmas

last year i made a lot of presents for Christmas. i mean a lot.

this year, i just wasn't up to the challenge. i wanted to enjoy the season with roman and do all the little things i didn't get to last year, like baking and visiting santa.

here are the few things i did make.

picture blocks with the professional pictures we had done.

those kids. how can you not love those faces? i embellished this barn star for my mom. i used some Christmas-y scrapbook paper and a lot of the pictures we had taken. it isn't too Christmas-y looking, so hopefully she can use it all year long.okay, so maybe the holly paper is Christmas-y. whoops. these are something i made based off of something i saw on the internet. they hold a planner/address book, pen, stamps and some notecards. perfect to throw in your purse so you can write a note whenever you have a free minute. everything's there for you. some of them didn't turn out exactly how i planned, but all in all, they were a success. i'm not going to mass produce them, but they were a fun thing to see if i could make without a tutorial or pattern. oh, and one more. i baked a little, but what i really wanted to make was these peppermint marshmallows. anyone who really knows me, knows i love peppermint and chocolate together. i.e. my favorite drink is the peppermint mocha at starbucks. i thought these would be the perfect compliment to a warm mug of hot cocoa on a snowy day. they were easy and fun to make and i'm sure i will do it again. package them up with some cocoa and a candy cane and voila! a nice little pick-me-up gift.
i've already started my 2011 craft list and made something for a friend's birthday (oops, no pictures). woo hoo!

1 comment:

coach22ball said...

You are an exceptionally talented young lady. I know it's a Millington thing, but it's all good.