Saturday, December 11, 2010

crafty catch up

Someone requested a picture of Sammy's Christmas ornament and then I realized since the craft blitz of '10 (none of which got finished *smile*) I have not posted pictures so here's a little crafty catch up.

Sammy stars for the tree. Unfinished craft #1 - I need to get some ribbon hang them with. Saw these in a book. Funny story - went to look at the book for the second time in Barnes & Noble and caught 2 teens making out in the craft section. I walked right past them, stopped a few feet away from them and looked through some books. *smile* they moved out of my sight after it became obvious I was not leaving.

There's Sammy baby's handprint/footprint ornament, sitting on a calendar holder? Whatev's. The day I went in I also painted the little 'gator that is hanging from the hanger string thing (official terminology). To the left there is unfinished craft #2, the styrofoam, felt covered Christmas tree. It needs something on top. I think I saw something at Walmart that would be perfect but since I generally try to avoid Walmart it's not getting finished.

I just think our mantel is cute so I included this picture.

My friend Brooke said she was going for classic when she decorated her tree and I realized that was the exact word that I wanted to use to describe my tree too! Lots of felt, I have no idea if felt has ever been used on a Christmas tree and could be considered classic. I'm kind of obsessed. We didn't need to buy anything new for our tree this year since my mom made the little red, cream, and blue wreaths for us. Everything else was from last year. I need a few more dark cobalt blue items but I won't worry about picking those up until everything is on sale this year. We're also playing with what our favorite type of tree is. Last year we had a Douglas Fir and this year it's Frasier Fir.

So yeah, those are the crafts I started before I went back to work and have remained in their state of undoneness since then. I can't believe there is only 2 weeks until Christmas - although by the time the 25th rolls around our "Christmas festivities" will technically be done. I have not started Christmas shopping - opps. Gotta get rollin' with all that.

Oh! I wanted to mention that we got an Advent box from my family. It is very fun, we get to open a present every day until the 25th. So far we have opened some candles, candy, Sleepytime tea, a Starbucks gift card, a decorative S for our Sammy shelf, espresso making accessories (who knew they existed? Dave loves it), and a daily calendar full of The Office quotes which will lead me to my non-cohesive closing of this post. Does it help bring cohesivity if I admit we watched all the Christmas episodes of The Office while we decorated the tree? (we love the show a lot...) Here is, in my opinion, one of the top 10 Office quotes of all time:

"The greatest snowball isn't a snowball at all. It's fear."


  1. I love Sammy's ornament! So cute.
    I'm also a bit of a fan of your felt cone tree, even without a topper. :)

    Wishing you a gentle, peaceful Christmas!

  2. I haven't watched the office in so long- this makes me want to! Also, one of these years I will celebrate Advent!


  3. I am so glad that you love the office. I knew we were friends. :) Also, good job on the tree, and I am the same way with the halfway finished crafts. I do it all the time. Oh, and my ornament for Briar....same color ribbon on top....sitting in the same kind of candle holder in my house. Funny, huh??