Merry Christmas!!

by ilene on December 25, 2015 · 0 comments

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Merry Christmas from my family to yours!! We are especially grateful this year for this new stocking that we get to hang up.  (I  blogged about how I embroidered these with our names last year here) Our Christmas card that we sent out this year:Hope that wherever you are, whatever you are doing, that you […]


Since this is Skylar’s very first Christmas, she made a special ornament to commemorate her first year.  I took a clear glass ornament and stamped her little handprint on it with acrylic paint.  After the paint dried, I took off the top and stuffed in the hospital ankle bands that she wore at hospital when […]


Merry Christmas, my friends!!!!! Here are my family’s Christmas stockings hung up and ready to be stuffed with goodies tonight: I bought these white cable knit stockings from Target last year for $14 each but never got a chance to hang them up since we were in San Diego/Vegas last Christmas.  Luckily, I had the […]

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Girly Felt Christmas Ornaments!

by ilene on December 22, 2014 · 2 comments

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    I finally finished!!  I thought I was way ahead of the game and started sewing these felt Christmas ornaments for Zoey in OCTOBER but it took so long that I finally finished the last one yesterday. Whew! Just in time for the week of Christmas!  Cutting it a little close. I almost gave up halfway through. […]


Gold and Silver Leaf Ornaments

by ilene on December 19, 2014 · 2 comments

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  Yesterday, I shared how I had Zoey decorate some Christmas ornaments for our Christmas tree with silver and gold acrylic paint and some tips I had for painting with a toddler.   I bought a bunch of the same ceramic ornaments for myself to decorate, too, because why should the 2 year old have all […]