Handmade Christmas:: For the Photographer on my list

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

So if you're on my Christmas list, and three little people in Texas call you Uncle Jon, please stop reading.

This weekend I made these ornaments for my brother, who loves all things photog-related.

Here's a quick tutorial for you:

Felt+Embroidery Floss + Blanket Stitch = Cute Ornaments

Didn't get a photographer in the Christmas Gift Name Draw? My suggestion: search their hobby on etsy for ideas you can make yourself-or support other artisans and make it easy on yourself this year! I may do some of that, too!

What Handmade Christmas projects are you working on?

I'm linking this post to Kimba'sDIY Day & Kim's Get Your Craft On & Chris' I Can Make That! Party

A Thanksgiving Birthday

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Belle celebrated her birthday this past week with a few sweet friends. Her theme: a Plymouth Colony Thanksgiving!

Each guest made a bonnet, hat or headband as they arrived.
The menu was pumpkin spice cake and apple cider, but with the temperatures near 80, I skipped the cider.

It was a sweet reminder to be thankful for my kiddos on my oldest's birthday!


Grandma's e-Brag Book

Sunday, November 1, 2009

We had an absolutely lovely weekend.

Saturday, Mr. Smarty found a Nintendo 64 on craigslist, to surprise the kids with. ( As I'm blogging, they are watching him play Mario World. And all is right with our world. )

Later, once the sun began to set, the kids politely asked our neighbors for candy.

Our Laughing Cowgirl

Buzz Lightyear, on a backyard mission

Small Town Law Enforcement

This morning, after an extra hour of rest (thank you Giddo & Tata, for the kids' slumber party), I ran a local half-marathon. Perfect weather, beautiful course and someone waiting for me at the finish. I couldn't have asked for a better morning.

Not quite awake at the start

Running in

The End

Hope you had a wonderful weekend in your neck of the woods,