Friday, December 16, 2011

How pinterest has changed my life

Seeing a variety of nicely packaged gifts inspired me to get past my deep seeded aversion to wrapping and actually wrap presents this year. These are banana bread loafs for my husbands co-workers. By the way, did you know tape will not stick to parchment paper? Glue doesn't work either. I am going to have to try using it when I bake!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

a return

Over the past two years I have done very little projecting or crafting. Now that I have graduated I am enjoying a vast amount of free time and thus the projecting has begun again!
My Mom made the base for this advent calendar 20+ years ago. She gave it to me so I could create a similar advent to the one my husband had in his house growing up. I made the ornaments from felt. My sister-in-law has been experimenting with painting the back of an advent with magnetic paint to avoid having to put velcro all over an advent and it worked! I still need to add magnets to the ornaments, paint the back of the tree with magnetic paint and put numbers on the pockets, but getting the ornaments made felt like a big hurdle passed.
This project took 10 minutes. Inspired by how my sister-in-law hangs her Christmas cards, I bought a bunch of clothes pins for $2, cut some red ribbon from my stash and put no fray on the edges and voila!

Now I just need to finish all the other million projects that I put aside for grad school.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

holly jolly wreath

I think this qualifies as one of the best Christmas wreaths I have ever seen!
via the diary of dave's wife
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