Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What shall I share today?









Good morning.......I just realized that I would run out of days before Christmas before I ran out of Santa clip art........or are they graphics.......nawwww, they are just wonderful Santas. Don't you fear tho', I do have lots of snowmen pictures, so maybe January will be snowmen..........


Today is still the same menu.........sharing our decorations in the house..........you know before I do, I have to share something with you. My children..........all grown ups and proud parents, well they have this club, the membership is simple......I had to give birth to you or marry someone that I birthed. They think that my blogging is a huge and silly waste of time.........total nonsense.........and those members that I live with........well they share this verbally sometimes. Oh they do it in a "kidding" manner, but sometimes I can feel a little sharpness to the words.......sigh..........oh well, life goes on.
I made my first snowballs this year. I know they have been around forever, but it was my first attempt and it was fun. I didn't have any German glass or mica flakes, so I used glitter and fake snow..........think if I do them again, I will tint the plaster a wee bit......remember I am the cottage/shabby chic person..............this household was happy with the 'snow' white creations. In front is one of my daughter's nutcrackers........she has started to collect them. Here are her other ones. Wally World had the cutest female nutcrackers this year............if I was brave and could find my courage pills, I would venture out and get her one..........we'll see.


This cute gent joined us this year.........he was rather up there in price, but at 50% off and then Jenn and I split the price, it was totally reasonable........
Tee Hee, guess you can't tell that this is quite large, sits on the floor, from the picture it looks like it could sit on a shelf.........I just found how to crop and do some simple things to photos, so I went crop happy yesterday........took out the desk that this sits beside. Here is a photo of his face.....so sweet.-
I have been a crafter for years........I look at some of my offerings now and get a giggle going.........they weren't quite what I thought they were, but at the time I thought they were the cats meow..........tee hee.
I painted for years..........cut my own wood........well I HATE to throw away anything, ask my kids, so what to do with the odd pieces of wood............make Santas of course. I came up with some interesting gents. I didn't take a close up of that little block......he has a button for his pom pom and for his moustache crochet string.....and the itty bitties little dots for eyes...........
Hope your day is a good one..........are you baking? shopping? wrapping presents? finishing cards (and it is perfectly acceptable to send after Christmas day - I know I like to get them any time of the year.) Singing carols? We have had some interesting interpertations of carols this year.........a four year old hears things differently that what is written on paper........tee hee.








































2 comments:

PEA said...
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PEA said...

There will always be some who will put down your blogging and say it's a waste of time...believe me, I've been there! lol...but, little do they know what they're missing!! The friendships alone that are made make it all worthwhile:-)

I so love your snowballs, you really did a great job making them!! And look at those Santas you painted...beautiful!! I have a little collection of Nutcrackers as well, to me they're so much a part of Christmas:-)

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! Merry Christmas dear Mary Ellen! xoxo