Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Card Announcement

So you don't feel neglected...

I am pretty much not doing them this year.  Yup.  That's right.  Unless you send one, then I will try to get one to you.  I didn't get them made, and at this point, it isn't happening.  So, if you want a card, you better send me one, too! 

It isn't that I don't love you, it's just that I have so little time (contrary to what certain people think- home schooling is an all day job).  I bought the supplies, but school lessons had to come first.  Blasted school.  So please forgive my lack of carding you.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Drawing Classes

Just a head's up for anyone interested, that still checks the blog...

I am going to start drawing classes at my house in January.  All the info is on my art blog!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's Beginning To Feel Like Christmas

I don't know what it is with this year, but I have not felt very Christmas-y.  Maybe it is the lack of winter weather.  Joe usually takes his trip to Israel the end of November into the first part of December and that is usually when I decorate and bake and stay up until the wee hours of the morning singing carols and cleaning and more baking.  That didn't happen this year.  Maybe the home school thing has me too busy. 

I don't know what it is, and I am leaning toward the weather theory, as I write, it is a balmy 52°, and is supposed to be like this for a few days.  I love that it feels like spring, and it will give me time to plant the trees I ordered and haven't planted.  But, really, it sure needs to feel like Christmas!

So, in an effort to feel more Christmas-y we have been crafting.  The details are on my crafting blog, but here are some pictures....

The picture doesn't do the snowflake justice, it is really pretty, silver and covered in silver glitter.  I thought Bryn did a great job.  She was super pleased with it, too!

 These are mantle decorations I made with Kesia.  She was super helpful with my crafting day.  It is nice that the kids are getting old enough to wield paintbrushes, and even handle glitter.  I do miss the funny toddler moments, but not enough to go back to them.  I enjoy more and more how much we can do now as they get bigger!  This was our reward for finishing this semester a week and a half ahead of plan. 

And we also made these beautiful pinecone ornaments.  Love them!  I need to make more, but will probably do it for next year.  I have to watch those sales and grab the supplies when they are half off!
We have a couple more crafts to make, but they were more tricky and time consuming.  So I decided we'd tackle that later.  We have a full 3 weeks of Christmas break to get them done!