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!
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.)
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!”
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!