Getting our Christmas Craft On

I haven’t done much sewing since I have been on vacation, some, but not much…I’ve bound 2 quilts and made 3 blankets, I still have 2 blankets left to go, but hey I have 9 more days before those need to be finished, that’s tons of time!  I have, however, been doing a ton of Christmas crafting with Anne! Here are some pictures from our fun and messy adventures.

Rice Crispy Treat Christmas Trees made by Anne and I for my hubs. I tried to dye the marshmallow green, but as you can see, it wasn’t so successful. Note to self: use more food color next time!  The ornaments are m&ms and red hots. Anne had so much fun decorating these!

This is our take on the ever popular Felt Christmas Tree from Pinterest, here is the one I pinned last year. Here is Anne decorating ours in a nice retro Flower Power style – what can I say, she is a girly girl!

We made Salt Dough Christmas ornaments.

I just love the look of concentration on her face as she paints!

(Basic recipe – 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup water, if you dough is too dry to hold together add a bit more water. Roll out your dough to 1/4″ thick, cut desired shapes, bake at 220 degrees for 2-3 hours being to sure to flip half way. Then paint and seal with a varnish or gloss finish mod podge.)

She is so proud of her painting!

The idea for the Santa Hands came from a picture that was circulating around Facebook. From our batch of salt dough following the recipe above, we got 3 Santa hands and 5 medium sized ornaments.

We made 2 different types of cookies, Hot Cocoa Cookies and Gingerbread cookies. Here are some pictures from our baking days. I like this one because you can just see the wheels turning in her head thinking “Stop Taking Pictures so we can Start Making Cookies!”

You never know, if she doesn’t watch it turning, it might not actually mix!

Once the cookies were in the oven boredom set in, after all it isn’t really fun staring at the oven window. So she entertained herself with the fridge magnets.

The Hot Cocoa Cookies (which I forgot to take pictures of!) did not get decorated, but about half of the Gingerbread ones did. I’m not the biggest fan of Gingerbread, but I was informed by the 3 taste testers in the house that they were delish!

So there you have it, what Anne and I have been up to for the last week and a half. I am hoping that my hands will be in a much better mood to sew come next week so I can get the blankets done. There might be a review for a new product I bought last week if indeed it does help my hands…

Happy Holiday Crafting!

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12 Responses to Getting our Christmas Craft On

  1. Mishka says:

    So much fun!! Even though she tries your patience at times, you are so very lucky to have such a special daughter to spend time with making wonderful memories.

  2. kaholly says:

    How much fun!!! Enjoy every moment, because you can’t get them back. It doesn’t take long for our sweet little girls to grow up!! ~karen

  3. Vicki says:

    She is just so adorable. You girls have been super busy baking. I haven’t done any baking. I hope you enjoy your time in CA.

  4. Kathy J says:

    Yummy!! I love the felt xmas tree. I’ll have to remember it nect year when I am with the kids.

  5. Sondra says:

    I love what you do/create together! Can’t wait until Aaron see the cookies, etc. Anne sure is an Artist and a Chef….etc.! Love the images, her concentration and smile! So precious!
    Her hair is getting longer, too!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXX to you both!

  6. Debbe says:

    Looks like loads of fun! I still need to do my holiday cooking.

  7. Katy says:

    And a great time was had by all! I’m sure the recipient will devour them 😀

  8. Flying Blind says:

    You ladies have been having tonnes of fun!

  9. CeLynn says:

    Making memories is what the Holidays are all about! From the looks of all that crafty goodness up there,you will both have lovely ones to remember 🙂

  10. Diane Swett says:

    Quilting is great but making Christmas memories with Anne is even better. She will only be little for a time and then she will be grown and flown before you know it. I speak as a mother of 8 who now has over 30 grandkids and 17 Great Grand Kids. They grow so fast so make those memories while you can and cherish the doing of it. Christmas Blessing to You.

  11. Susan says:

    And it’s wonderful stuff – the stuff memories are made of. I loved that look of concentration on her face, and I’m so jealous you have a Kitchen Aid mixer. Stand mixer, that is. I have the hand-held and it’s wonderful, but I so much want a big one – in red! =) The hand Santas look great. They’d make good turkeys, too. Turned the other way, of course! The felt tree is decorated perfectly.

  12. Lynette says:

    What a cutie! Look at that joy in that smile. 😀

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