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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! Two weekends ago we made 7 dozen Christmas cut out cookies. They were all eaten before the week ended. So, I woke up to my mom sneaking into my room to steal some of my confectioner's sugar from my "baking tote". Here are some photos from baking cookies, though. 

We used the flooding technique to frost them for the first time. I think they turned out beautifully! 

I got Meowzers and Kitten all dressed up in their Christmas outfits. Unfortunately, I don't think they enjoy being in their outfits as much as I do. 

We even took a family picture for the first time in forever. 

My Grandma loved the painting I made for her.

Santa always comes to our Christmas party to give gifts to the kids. This was him telling them that he doesn't bring kittens or puppies as gifts because they poop in his sleigh. 

Here is the first of many Christmas 2012 pictures of Alec and I... and our matching dimples.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Today I ...

Today I got way more done than I ever imagined to accomplish in one day. It just goes to show how desperate I was for a creative outlet. Today was my first day home (with my craft supplies) since Thanksgiving. 

I wrapped all of my presents and made gift tags for each and every one out of scrapbooking paper. This year I am getting Alec "something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read." I'm using the same prompts to shop for my best friend, Kacie, as well.

My mom decorated the tree while I painted in the same room so we could spend time together. 

My Grandma and Great Aunt asked me a few months ago to paint them a scene of sailboats on the lake for Christmas. I'm almost positive that they assumed I would not have time to work on it, considering how busy I have been. Luckily, I had enough time today to start it and finish it. Now, all I have to do is wrap it before the Christmas Party on Sunday!

I also learned how to knit today! This is on my list of 40 things to do before I turn 20, but I am not crossing it off until I complete a project. Right now I am only a few rows into creating one sock. I'm going to keep working on knitting, though, because I have always wanted to make Christmas stockings! 

Finally, I made a Christmas Quilt today. I have been wanting to make a Christmas quilt since last Christmas and finally got time to whip up a small one today. All I have left to do is the binding, which I will finish tomorrow.

I'm officially exhausted from doing things that I enjoy, which is a nice change of pace. 

What did you accomplish today?
Have you ever knitted  (or even crocheted) Christmas stockings before? If yes, what pattern do you use?! 

Have a wonderful night, everyone.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My Very First Craft Bazaar

My mother and I had a table at my very first craft bazaar last week! I know, I know. You are all probably wondering where in the world I have been and what has been going on. Well, I have been sleeping a little, going to class, studying my life away, then heading off to work non-stop for weeks. It has been exhausting and this mini-vacation to a craft bazaar with my favorite lady was exactly what I needed.

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