Today we ate a lot and I mean a lot of chocolate! I’m so glad that after a super crappy start I actually accomplished what I needed to today–
Brynley’s last day of School is tommorow before Christmas break so I had to help her finish her little gifts and I actually ran after the mail man today to make sure I got the Christmas letters in the mail today I’m pretty sure he thought I was crazy. O-well they are at least in the mail.
And I figured since some of our friends are leaving this weekend it would probably be best to get the gifts to them actually before Christmas instead of after–
So we cranked up the Pandora Christmas Tunes got the kids in play clothes and we went to work making Peppermint bark and Chocolate covered pretzels. It was alot of fun and Payton was my huge little helper- Bryn helped mostly put the Chocolate in her mouth and on the table and all over her– It was great!
Here’s the final finished product
The little baggie is full of Reindeer dust (oatmeal +glitter) to help Santa’s reindeer find your home. along with a little poem– all thanks to Illustrator- did I mention my undying love for Illustrator
And here’s Brynley’s friends gifts to give– she helped me put together the pattern for the Braclets and cut and tie the ribbon on and these little clippies are so easy to make (I love them)– here’s where I found the tutorial for them.
I’m feeling a bit better about being closer to being done– Its slightly crazy– see I was really done with all my Christmas shopping like the first week in Dec. but than I’m like “Oh I can do this and this and this since Christmas is so far away still” so in the end I’m still trying to fit everything in and being stressed when will I learn
On a totally opposite note—-
Thank you Mom & Dad Foster for the Covey”s they have been very useful this year working in the freezing garage cuz’ of them I finally finished the dresser which I can’t wait to show everyone I love it!
Hope everyone is enjoying the season!
So For one of Brynley’s stocking Presents I decided I’d make her a Crayon Roll since she loves and loves and loves to color and take crayons with her everyone– It was pretty easy and fast– and I thought I’d share with you how I did it
Here’s not so much a tutorial on the crayon roll but more of a linky tut and my own variation to it cuz’ heaven knows I can’t do things the simple way
Instead of using the felt used in the tutorial I decided to go with just to pieces of my fabric sewed together and to make it stiffer a piece of Interface sewed in the middle– It did make it harder to pull it the right side out when the time came but I think it was worth it.
In the end I realize I have very much a love hate relationship with sewing– when I’m not doing it I think I love it and would like to do it but when I’m actually sewing- man do I hate it! I really think it’s cuz’ I never really learned how to sew- and I’m just too dang picky– I can never follow a pattern exactly I have to always modify it and make it harder on me– but like always I’ll probably forget I hate sewing and be sewing something else soon. Either way I know Brynley is going to love getting this for Christmas now I just need for the snow to melt off the roads so I can go to the store and buy her some new crayons for it.
I’m 99.5% done with Christmas (wahoo!) but I always try to have something little for my kids to make to give to their friends -you know actually feel like it’s fun to give instead of receive kinda idea– so I’ve gathered the stuff for that, couldn’t pull myself out of the fabric store though without buying some fabric to make Brynley a dress– in my head it’s so cute . I also got some fabric to make Brynley a crayon roll for in her stocking *She is my little artist and can’t seem to go anywhere without bringing crayons and something to color– this will be as much a present for me as for her- I’m sick of finding Crayons lost everywhere in the house and car.
and last of all at a stop at the Salvation Army I found a chair to redo for Brynley’s room. I haven’t quite decided what I’m doing to it yet– I’m still in the planning stages of the design for Brynley’s room so we’ll see how long it take me to decide and than we’ll go fabric shopping
We’ll see how long these projects take– maybe I can get back in the groove of when I think of a project I do it right than instead of waiting and procrastinating until it’s no longer a fun project but a chore Maybe I’ll post some tutorials on doing them that’d be slightly fun–
Toodleloo for now, I got me some work to do.
On another note I hope everyone had a amazing Thanksgiving– ours was pretty good except for the me getting sick that night part.
We had so much food and tons of fun having friends over to help us celebrate- The flowers Dave gave me even survived long enough to make an appearance at thanksgiving It was fun and the turkey was good, well delicious- especially since Dave cooked it – but I am glad it’s over now and am so ready for CHRISTMAS!!!!
Bring on the Christmas music!
*The Bastains took our family photos’s-thank you thank you thank you– I know we are an impossible family to photograph- so I really appreciate it!