Thursday, December 4, 2008

What I have been doing lately?

Wow, how time flies! Thanksgiving is over and I haven't posted for a while. I took on a second job, although not too many hours, it's keeping me a little busy on the weekends.

So you want to know what I've been up to, huh??

Me and my only sis Jan got together a couple of Fridays to make some cool Christmas crafts to give away as gifts. I found these cool ideas from Linda Albrecht. She was so kind to give me some info on how she made these lovely projects. My sister started making these cool jar snowpeople. As you can see, we made a mess of the dining room table. (My crafting space in the basement was a disaster and definitely no place to create!) I started making a couple pieces, but didn't finish any. Jan just whipped these up in just two Friday evenings!

And the other thing - SWAPS!! I joined three swaps and two were due out on the same week. The Snowflake and Sparkle Swap and the Very Vintage Christmas Swap were both due out right after Thanksgiving. I also joined in the The Winter Whimsy Mitten Swap - which isn't due till January. Oh, and I forgot as a side "swap" to the mitten swap, we were able to sign up for a mitten ornament swap, which was easy and was due this week.

This is what I made for the Snowflake and Sparkle Swap for Donna (again an idea from Linda Albrecht)...

...and this was the box of goodies I sent to her...

This is what I made for the Very Vintage Christmas Swap (I've been making these for years, so I had all the supplies on hand)...

......and this is what I sent my partner Kris....

And last, but not least, the Mini Mitten Ornament swap. Here is what I made for my partner Marie....

Whew, I've been one busy person!!! Now I need to work on my Christmas cards. I've narrowed down my design and it looks like I'll be missing a lot of lunches at work to get them done....wish me luck!

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And catching more up to date, I took off work on Monday in order to watch the triplets. Mommy had to work and Daddy had to try his hand at getting some "Bambi Burgers"! (hunting deer - in case you didn't catch that!). So I took the girls overnight and was COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED because they didn't sleep at all. I had to run some errands and off to the mall to ride the train. (oh, ya, this is my part time job - train conductor-no kidding!!LOL!!)

They rode the train and even saw Santa! What a bonus! No Santa pictures though....Aunt Bev was a little too broke for the prices they wanted for a picture - geese Santa sure is expensive!! But at least they got a bag of animal crackers, which by the time Brook stepped off the red plush carpet, she managed to open the bag the wrong way and spilled crackers onto the floor - nice!! There were no melt-downs and they were so behaved, it made up for not sleeping the night before (no, not really - by the end of the day I had a migraine!!)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I will stop typing now....my fingers are getting tired and my eyes are slowly closing. I feel like I've been on a blog marathon the last two days!!

I will post some ephemera soon, so be on the lookout. I found these cute Christmas post cards and greeting cards I want to share with you, so....

Until tomorrow friends.....

3 comments:

Lorie said...

Wow Bev...I love everything that you've posted! The kids are adorable!

marie said...

Great stuff! The snowman head on the block is so cute! I love his pointy hat...

Thanks so much for the mitten ornament. I love the curvy wire hanger and the snowflake button. It's so nicely made ~ thanks a bunch!

Merry Christmas!

Vicki C said...

Oh... what cool projects! I saw those snowmen on Linda blog.. CUTE!!!
The triplets are darling!
I can totally see you as a conductor!!! lol

ps.. my sis's name is Jan also