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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My Apologies!

I knew it had been a while since I last posted anything, but did not realize it has been since before Thanksgiving - Yikes! In my defense, I have been working full time (money to purchase my stamping addiction supplies), creating gifts for Christmas, visiting friends and family, throw in a few parties, and spending quality time with my husband.

For the Christmas gifts, I crocheted two mermaid tail afghans for my great nieces. I have it on good authority that they LOVE them. I also crocheted some reusable face scrubbies for my mom. I found them on Pinterest, and also made some for myself. Oh, and at the last minute, my daughter requested a wide, black, crocheted headband.

When taking a break from crocheting, I created gifts using adhesive vinyl cut with my Silhouette. For my daughter, I made glass candle holders with scenes from New York, London and Paris. Although she's been to New York, she would love to go back and also visit Paris and London. My sister loves eggnog during the holidays, so I made her a special glass that says "Stacy's Eggnog." This was my husband's idea, and she loves it.

A couple other items I made, with the help of my Silhouette I used shadow boxes. (The ideas came from Pinterest again.) One was for a Christmas gift exchange: I placed red and white DSP in the back, added silver and red jingle bells (about 1/3 full), then added "Jingle all the way!" to the front of the glass. The next two shadow boxes have a black background, white frame, and I placed a split monogram letter with the last name placed in the split.

In almost forgot. . . I had a couple of small wine carafes. For two girlfriends, I cut out a silhouette of Lake Tahoe (where we live), and included an additional cut out of their initial.

For co-workers, I wanted to keep it low key. I used the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits to create Santa boxes. I filled each of them with chocolate truffles.

Of course, last but not least, I made some special card collections. One collection was for Mom and the other was for another friend.

Although I was extremely busy with making gifts, and not posting anything, I truly enjoyed the experience. I enjoyed having the ability to make something for someone; something just for them, that they would truly enjoy. It's been a long time since I haven't stressed about finding the perfect gift.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!
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