Thursday, December 04, 2008

Crafting Mania

Yesterday I got almost all of the things on my list accomplished. It took me all day, but I did it.

I started out with the handmade gifts I am making. I need 8 sets total and I finished four sets, or half of them. They turned out quite nicely. Here are some pictures:

I started with two different sets of handmade note cards with holders.

The little holders for the cards and envelopes turned out cute

Then I decorated the tree. Yes, it is totally crooked. It was leaning to the left and then I tried the "straighten" effect in IPhoto. Didn't work so much. Joe is going to try and fix the tree tonight.

Then I put on Gizmo's new red harness. Now all she needs is some antlers. Don't think I don't have any, because I do! I just need to find them.

She was not impressed with the festive harness. I suspect she will be even less so with the antlers. Ah, the things we do to our animals because we don't have kids. Heh.

Then I made almost the rest of the name bracelets that I promised people. I think I have two more that aren't shown here.
All packaged up and ready to go into the envelopes. As well as the bracelet, there is an extra little treat in there that will be a surprise when they open them.
You can tell your girls they can start checking their mailboxes as early as next week. I hope they love them. I had fun making them for all of your children.


Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

You do such a WONDERFUL job on crafts.. wish I was just a little bit crafty..
Love the new look..
Have a Great Week..

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Well you certainly had a productive day!! You got so much accomplished...good for you!!

With all you have to do for Christmas, you still made the bracelets for the are so sweet......thank you so much for thinking of have a heart of gold!!

If you find antlers for Gizmo, we must see a picture....she is so cute and is looking very festive in her new harness!


a Tonggu Momma said...

These are so lovely... the girls will love them.

Kristin said...

Even crooked, the tree looks magical... I can't wait to get ours up on Saturday!

& thank you again... Eva will love the bracelet!

Marla said...

Holy moly! You have been busy and are obviously very talented. Those bracelets are adorable!

Kayce said...

Wowza! You amaze me Michelle! Glad you're having fun. Hugs!

Michele said...

Wow, you got a lot accomplished. Are you selling those bracelets for those willing to buy them? If you can email me the price, etc. I would appreciate it. I love them.


OH MY #6 said...

the new look is beautiful and your craft are awesome.


Karen and Bob said...

You are one talented lady! I have no talent when it comes to craft stuff. And your generosity is amazing.

Retro Girl said...

Love your blog makeover! It's beautiful!!

Love your handmade cards. I'm sure your gift recipients will really appreciate and enjoy them.

Still thinking of you and your wait...hope your time somehow speeds up! *hugs*

Laura said...

Oh Michelle;

The bracelets look so cute! I can't thank you enough for making one for Lesley!

Just wait until you have your little cutie! There will be presents coming your way from me!


Jonni said...

You are so crafty Michelle. You made such beautiful gifts and I know those lucky girls who receive those beautiful bracelets are going to love them. The biggest reason they will love them is because they were made with love by a dear friend.