Thursday, December 30, 2010

Handmade Holidays

First, thanks for all the kind words about Buster. He was such a good boy, and so very loved. I think it's poor Bella who is having the hardest time because her lifelong pal is no longer here. But she's getting loved on and I'm happy to be at home with her over the holidays to love up on her and spoil her lots.

Now onto craftiness... This year I was able to make a few things for Christmas:
There's the advent calendar that I made at the beginning of the month - a cute addition to our Christmas decorations this year. It was a great little kit from Stampin Up.

Advent calendar

Then there's the handstamped Christmas cards featuring the santa suit picture of Naomi. I figured since most of my friends and family back in the UK rarely get to see her that they'd enjoy a picture card. And these were super simple to put together with a bit of patterned paper and ribbon.

cards

And I really got some mileage out of the pic because I also used it as a gift tag on decorated boxes of chocs that I gave to all the lovely people who take such very good care of Naomi at daycare.

Decorated choc boxes for the ladies at daycare

I also handknit a couple of cream scarves for a couple of ladies at daycare who've been looking after Naomi since she got there. I chose cream because I figured a neutral like that works with most people's taste. In the process of knitting the scarves Naomi got involved - she enjoyed playing with the yarn:

Yarn makes me happy

...and grasping at the project when I wasn't knitting on it:

starting her young

Although the full on lesson seemed to bore her to sleep ;o)

must have bored her ;)

One of the highlights this Christmas is that Jessica, Naomi's older sister, came to visit. It was great to spend good quality time with her. She's such a talented soul too - seems to excel at everything she puts her hand to. We made some pretty cookies and packaged them up for the neighbours. That was a fun project, and the end result was soo very Martha Stewart! (Or so we thought :o)))

Jessica and I made cookies

More to come as I get pictures uploaded. Hope you are having a lovely Christmas and I wish you the very best for 2011.

4 comments:

fridica said...

I always love seeing a new post here, they're such treats! :) I really enjoyed your little 'Naomi meets knitting' series :)

All the best to you in 2011!

amanda said...

So sorry to hear about Buster Sam. I'm sure you had a fab Christmas though - the preparations certainly look the business! You're a right pair of domestic goddesses aren't you!

Denise said...

I want to get back in to Stampin Up, your cards are gorgeous, and great idea to make gift tags too. Naomi looks so big already, so cute her sleeping on you like that while you knit :)
Happy New Year Sam.

StarSpry said...

I love all of your crafty decorations and cards! Naomi looks adorable during her knitting lessons :) Those cookies look so yummy (and very Martha Stewart)!