Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sugarplums are Dancing...

Happy Tuesday!!  Today we made graham cracker houses :)  Mr Gingerbreadasaurus LOVED it.  I took all the great tips out there and hot-glued out little cottage in place and made glue-like icing out of powdered sugar and water.  As for all the candies, a quick rummage through our ridiculous candy stash provided more than enough.  It's quite the sight to behold on our dining room display.  And I think this picture says it all...

And after we were all done I remembered the gingerbread and snowman marshmallows that I bought specificially for the project (doh!)  Oh well, I guess we'll just have to eat them instead ;)

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas...

Happy Monday!!  Whew - Christmas is THIS WEEK!  Now that much of our holiday shopping...baking...crafting craziness is drawing to an end, we have time to do some fun tot-tivities this week :)  Here's what we're up to...

Letter of the Week: C

Creative, Crafty, Sensory Fun:
  • C is for Christmas letter craft
  • Graham cracker 'gingerbread' house
  • Christmas sensory tub
  • Forrest of christmas trees paper collage (using some lovely glitter christmas trees I found in JoAnn's $1 bins)
  • Decorating foam christmas trees
  • Paperplate 'wreath' craft

Books (some of our holiday favorites)

And of course there will be lots of watching of Christmas movies, specials & shows! 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Crazy Holiday Fun

Happy Tuesday!!  Ooops, has it been um, 2 weeks since I posted.  Once those turkey leftovers are put away, the holiday rush begins (seriously, I was at Toys R Us at 9 pm on Thanksgiving night lol).  Since then we've been decking the halls, sewing like mad and doing a little kitchen makeover (oh yeah, because nothin says holidays like some end-of-year reno!)  For some incredibly deluded reason, I believed that I could sew a felt advent calendar in a week.  I started it the day before Thanksgiving.  I seriously underestimated the time commitment here (by oh, about a month).  So I'm now sewing an ornament/pocket a day - keeping juuuuuuust ahead of the actual calendar.  But Munchkin doesn't mind - he's happy to have an advent calendar draped over the couch in the evening...

I absolutely {heart} the sew along that Homemade by Jill was doing.  I just jumped on that sew-wagon a teensy bit late ;)  Oh well, it might not be really finished this year, but I'll have a huge jump on next year!

I should have some homemade crafty goodness to share in the next week or so.  Until then...the best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear :)


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