Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday Funday New Years Eve

Happy New Years Eve Everyone.  I am taking a little break from Monday Funday this week and spending time with my family.  Come back next week  and link up your goodies.  I would love to hear what you have been up to though  so please feel free to leave me a comment.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Great Giveaway...

Amanda over at Crafty in the Med is having a wonderful New Year Giveaway.  You can either win the book or the yarn, plus a few extra goodies that she will be including. 

I hope you all are having a great Holiday season!!  I'll talk to you more after the New Year.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Blue Christmas Vector

Merry Christmas everyone!!  I hope you are enjoying family, food and friends.  If you are traveling, stay safe.  I am taking a little break until after the new year so I'll see you then.  And most importantly, don't forget why we are all celebrating today.
Happy Birthday Jesus!!!


Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday Funday # 18...Twas The Night Before Christmas

Merry Christmas Eve Dear Friends!! If you are going to be traveling I hope you have a safe trip.  Enjoy Family, Friends and Food. But most of don't forget the reason for the season and who's birthday we will all celebrate tomorrow.

I hope you enjoy some of these last minute Christmas goodies. You could make all of them or just one.  Have Fun!!

Twas the Night Before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring...except maybe... a mouse...

Mouse Tri-Ami

Santa's Magic Key (scroll down to find the printable link)

Link for more Santa Key Poems

Stocking Gift Tags (scroll down to find)

Paper Roll Flower/Snowflake
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Handmade Christmas Garland

Cone Cup Decorations

Faux Fireplace

Merry Christmas Everyone.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blogger Day of Silence for Sandy Hook CT...God Bless The Families!!



Charlotte Bacon (2/22/06), 6 years old

Daniel Barden (9/25/05), 7 years old

Rachel Davino (7/17/83), Staff member, 29 years old

Olivia Engel (7/18/06), 6 years old

Josephine Gay (12/11/05), 7 years old

Ana M. Marquez-Greene (4/4/06), 6 years old

Dylan Hockley (3/8/06), 6 years old

Dawn Hochsprung (6/28/65), Principal, 47 years old

Madeleine F. Hsu (7/10/06), 6 years old

Catherine V. Hubbard (6/8/06), 6 years old

Chase Kowalski (10/31/05), 7 years old

Nancy Lanza, 52 years old (mother of shooter)

Jesse Lewis (6/30/06), 6 years old

James Mattioli (03/22/06), 6 years old

Grace McDonnell (11/4/05), 7 years old

Anne Marie Murphy (7/25/60), Staff member, 52 years old

Emilie Parker (05/12/06), 6 years old

Jack Pinto (05/05/06), 6 years old

Noah Pozner (11/20/06), 6 years old

Caroline Previdi (9/07/06), 6 years old

Jessica Rekos (5/10/06), 6 years old

Avielle Richman (11/17/06) 6 years old

Lauren Rousseau (June 1982), Staff member, 30 years old

Mary Sherlach (2/11/56), Staff member, 56 years old

Victoria Soto (11/04/85), Staff member, 27 years old

Benjamin Wheeler (09/12/06), 6 years old

Allison N. Wyatt (07/03/06), 6 years old 

"Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Funday #17... Nativity and Stars

This Monday Funday is a reminder of Who this Season is about.  It is all about the Nativity and Stars (because of that special star led them to Jesus.)

Crochet Nativity Set (you will have to scroll down a little to get to it)
Crochet Nativity Set

Little Lamb Crochet Pattern

May All Your Christmas Wishes Come True

Amigurumi Nativity- Crocheted May and Baby Jesus

Crocheted Joseph

Crochet Angel

Felt Nativity
Nativity Ornament

Patchwork Star Table Decoration 
Christmas Craft - Patchwork Star 330

Christmas Angel Tutorial

Origami Star

Paper Star
Make a 3D Paper Snowflake

Now go make some of these fun crafts!! Link up your goodies below and have a great week.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Santa Sack Swap 2012 Goodies Before

For the last 6 months I have been playing in the Santa Sack Swap.  This is the first Christmas swap I have done. I thought I would share a before picture of all my goodies still wrapped up. Cheryll, over at Gone Stitchin', is a wonderful swap mama.  She makes it extra fun.

Here are all of the squishy squashy lovely packages.  The bag on the left is my Santa Sack to store all of them in until it is time to open them up.

Here, they are all neatly put back into the bag and placed under our tree.  

Okay I will admit to a little squishing and squeezing and even some sniffing.  The last batch of goodies included something that smells wonderfully like cinnamon.  I have been good and done my VERY BEST not to peek.

Boo came home from school Monday and wanted to know what that was under the Christmas tree.  Then he says that's not fair that I had WAY TOO MANY PRESENTS UNDER THAT TREE.  This comes from the same child what asks me out of the blue not to put his gifts under the tree until right before he goes to sleep on Christmas eve.  He was afraid he would be tempted to get up in the middle of the night and peek if they were under there before then.  Last year we actually put their presents under there before Christmas eve and they did a wonderful job of not messing with them.  I have always just waited until they were asleep Christmas eve to put them under there.  Then on Christmas morning it was loaded with goodies.  

I have been pretty busy working on goodies for this swap and trying to get some Christmas gifts made.  I still need to finish one thing up for Sissy Roo that I am secreting.  Boo was home sick with a sinus infection and a temp of almost 101 today so he is in on a few of the secrets now.  He has requested that I whip him up a puppy of some sort for Christmas as well.   

I have also been wining some wonderful giveaways.
 I won a Scarecrow pattern from Cheryll at Gone Stitchin'.

I also won Stitch It For Christmas from Jeanette at Jeanette's Place.
 She also sent me a lovely fat quarter of material.  (Sorry about the picture. I was too lazy to take a picture so I scanned it instead.)

Boo loves Parrots and other birds and his favorite color is red so I am trying to think of something to make him with it.  If you have any suggestions please let me know.

I also entered A BUNCH of the giveaways in the Sew Mama Sew giveaways.  I did manage to win one set of prizes. They are from Anissa at GrowMama. (As she has just let me know that I won, I borrowed the pics from her site.) She has a cute tutorial for a bag, made from an old pillow case, HERE also.

Well as Mr. Boo needs a bath and has turned me out in the dark I guess it is time to call it a day.  Oh, I have added a new link for ads on my blog if any of you would like to put an ad up here.  I have been trying out a few ideas in a means of getting a few extra dollars coming in.

I hope you all are getting lots of crafty gifts made for Christmas.  Hang in there.  Just a week and a half left.  ahhhhh

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Funday #16...Santa and His Reindeer

This Monday Funday is all about that little round fellow that all the kids and kids at heart believe brings goodies on Christmas Eve. And of course he couldn't get here without the help of his reindeer. Don't forget to enter to win my Ubooly Giveaway while you are here.

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Reindeer Food (my kids love this!)

Sock Reindeer Christmas Craft for Kids

Reindeer Bauble

Reindeer Pillow

Santa's Wardrobe
felt ornaments

Mini Santa and Reindeer
Santa reindeer sleigh

Dear Mr. Claus Quilt Pattern (Oh and there are tons more where this one came from!!!)
Dear Mr Claus

He's Coming To Town Sampler
He's Coming to town
The Wish Quilt (scroll down, there are many wonderful patterns on this page)
21.Wish Quilt- the Wish Stitchery

Cross Stitch Santa Snow Globe

Candy Cane Reindeer Craft

I hope you enjoy all of these Santa and Reindeer goodies.  Please feel free to link up what you are doing below.