Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Projects 2014

Now that Christmas is over, and all of the gifts have been passed out, I can safely post some of them on my blog Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of some of them, so I'll have to see if I can get them back from the recipients just long enough to take pictures so I can post them here.

One of my coworkers gave me some cookie cutters last year for Christmas, I told her, " I guess you'll be expecting Christmas cookies next year" she said, " I'm sure you'll be able to think of something creative to make with them," which got me to thinking, maybe I could make cookie cutter ornaments. I went on Pinterest, and went on a search for ideas, and I was able to find quite a few ideas. Next, since I didn't want to use the cookie cutters that were given to me for Christmas, I went on a hunt for a good deal on large amounts of cookie cutters. I found a few places online that sold them in bulk, but fortunately, before I purchased any, I found a whole bunch of them, marked way down, after Christmas at Michael's. I thought I hit the! I was able to pick through them and choose the ones I thought would work the best. So, this summer, while I was on break, I worked on the ornaments. Here are some examples of some that I made. They were so much fun to make.

Next I have a picture of one of the stockings that I crocheted for one of the students in the class I work in. I also gave one to a couple other kids in the family. 

Inside the stockings I put red, green, and white gummy bears, and a candy cane. I really enjoyed making these stockings, they made for a good project to work on while watching TV in the evenings.
If you are interested in making one of these cute little stockings, I got the pattern on Etsy, at the ZoomYummy shop. 

LSH Secret Santa Swap 2014

There was another Secret Santa swap at A Lil Scrap Of Heaven, and yesterday morning I opened my door to a large padded envelope. I was on my way out to do some after Christmas shopping, so I had to wait til I got home. When I got home, I opened up the envelope, and found all this!

After being amazed at how many little packages there were, I started to open them up, one by one. I had so much fun, it was like Christmas morning. 

I just love doing Secret Santa, and my SS Marcia, sure did spoil me. I love everything I received, and I can't wait to put it all to good use.