Christmas!!!

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I’ve been super busy with socks, ornaments, and other little Christmas goodies.  In fact, I soon won’t be able to do any more glass ornaments as I’m almost completely sold out.  I have a lot of shatterproof ornaments but hardly any of my favourite disc ornaments.

Oh well, at least that means I might find time to make some cards!

Here’s the latest batch of everything – a bit of a random mix.

wine-bulbsdog-stockingscat-stockingsleafs-socksanimal-lover-socks

I’ve gone through 2 blades and 2 mats for my Silhouette this season.  That’s a lot of cutting!

Gotta get those bulbs packaged tomorrow and out the door – trying to clear the decks to make way for some card-making!

Row House Ornaments!

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I’m so excited to have finally turned this idea into an actual ornament that I couldn’t even wait to create the packaging before sharing it on my blog:

row-houses

It’s been really hard to find clear bulbs to make my crafts this year so I’ve been putting off some of my ideas.

Yesterday, I was fruitlessly searching for disc ornaments at Michael’s and came across a container of round plastic ornaments (I won’t work with round glass – I’m too clumsy!).

I wasn’t sure if they’d fit the bill but they’re really nice and they’re perfect for anyone “from home” sending one in a Christmas package as they are plastic so you don’t have to worry about breakage.

Hopefully, I’ll get the packaging finished tonight (depends on inspiration – took me a whole day to come up with a snowman soup tag yesterday!) and may even remember to update this post when I do.

I remembered!

row-house-packaged

Enjoy the few meager hours remaining of this lovely 3-day weekend!

Santa K-Cup Ornament

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I’m working on a snowman version of these but don’t have it perfected just yet (the mouth is too fiddly) but here’s my Santa K-Cup ornament:

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It’s a pyramid box with Santa embellishments.  A K-Cup fits perfectly inside if you turn it upside down.

I added some holes to my pyramid box cut file so I could run some baker’s twine through it to hang on the tree.  I also doubled up the lid (bottom) of the box so the tab that closes it is a little sturdier (due to the fact that I used 65 lb cardstock which is a bit flimsy).

I also took advantage of today’s holiday to spend a few hours in my craft room working on some glitter bulb orders:

glittery-friday

Just have to make the tags and package them up.

I feel like I’ll never get to making any Christmas cards or tags and I have some really cute new stamps and paper I’d like to play with!

Poop Happens

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Rolling along with the Christmas crafts (but not as far along as I should be at this point – only about 6 more weeks – eek!).

Last night I made some emoji ornaments.  I don’t have a good picture of all of them due to the glare on the glass but here’s what I made:

poop-emojis

emoji-ornaments

A co-worker requested the first style and had the brilliant idea to put a “scratch and sniff” sticker on the front of the box they’re packaged in.  Funny stuff!

I just need to make some gift tags for the other ornaments and off to my little “desk shop” they go!

Come back tomorrow for a K-Cup ornament.

Reindeer Games

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I finally finished the last of the ornaments for the Beagle Paws fundraiser so now it’s on to some Christmas crafting for myself.

When picking up some items on a lunch break about a month ago, I found a single roll of burlap on the shelf at Wal-Mart.  It was pretty expensive but I’ve really wanted to try some burlap crafts I’ve seen on Pinterest and I knew if I didn’t buy it I’d probably regret it so into my cart it went.

I washed the whole roll last weekend and ironed most of it today.  I am planning to make some Christmas cushion covers but wanted to try something a bit easier today so I made some Reindeer Food using squares of the burlap.

Here are my supplies:

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…and here’s the finished project (I ran out of the right size googly eyes so I could only make 6):

herd-of-reindeer

Cute, hey?

I’m hoping to get more “me” time so I can do some Christmas crafts but I have a few orders to fill first.

Santa Paws

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I was playing with a dog-themed Christmas stamp set a couple of days ago but I’m not quite ready to break out all the Christmas craft paraphernalia so I kept them clean and simple:

dog-tags

I used colouring pencils and OMS to colour the images – just because I wanted to sit in the TV room with DH and the dogs as I’ve spent a LOT of time in my craft room this week.

I also modified the middle dog to make it look more like a beagle (these are dachshunds).

It’s a pretty cute set – I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of it once I start Christmas paper crafts.

Enjoy what’s left of the weekend.  I’m back to work tomorrow after a week off.  Wish I had more to show for it but it was a nice break.

Santa Cam!

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I saw a similar ornament on a friend’s Facebook feed a week or so ago and HAD to make them.

I had as much fun creating the box as I did making the ornament (with some help from my graphics whiz husband).

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All the sides of the box have text/graphics (not showing it in the picture as I don’t want the graphics copied) including a disclaimer that elves – rather than Santa – may actually monitor the camera.

I thought it was a cute alternative to Elf on the Shelf.

Working on a small home decor project today (dog-themed, of course) and hope to have pictures of that for the blog soon.

Wedding Bells

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I’ve been working on the Beagle Paws fundraiser the last few weeks but did manage to squeeze a few other projects into my craft room hours.  Today I’m sharing a wedding card but the picture doesn’t do it justice (shiny gold cardstock plus a shaker window…hard to photograph – not that I try that hard).

gold-wedding

The card may look simple but it used some tricky techniques – heat embossing (which I hate as much as glitter) and a shaker window.  The openings in the ampersand are shakers.

There is a white border around the card but it blends into my background.

Back tomorrow with a cute Christmas ornament.

Busy, Busy, Busy!

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A busy few days at work and in the craft room.

My little sock project took off and this is what’s happening in my craft room tonight:

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Yup, washed an entire load of JUST socks – then had to hang them to dry so they kind of took over the place.  Don’t even ask how long it took to fold them sideways so they could be prepped for alteration!

I managed to make and package just a handful of orders tonight after doing all the prep but I hope to make better progress tomorrow.

sox-packaged

I’ve invested in a new order form for current items for sale and hope to have that done shortly.  It won’t have the limitations my current form does (I can only have 8 fields!) but it all has to be programmed and DH is helping with that while I try to get out from under this pile of wool socks!

Say It With Socks!

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I am so unfocused with my crafting this season – all over the place!

Over the long weekend, I kept seeing comments on these “wine socks” that everyone wanted.  I finally clicked on a picture – thinking someone had the patience and skill to knit the wording into the sole of the sock.  When I realized it was heat transfer vinyl I thought “I can make these!”.

Wine Version:

socks pink

Beer Version:

socks red

Packaging (simple):

socks packaged

Bought a roll of burlap today so who knows what my next project will be.



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