Thursday, December 28, 2006

Early New Year's Resolutions

So, I started knocking off my 2007 Resolutions a bit early this year. My bestest friend Deb reminded me of a sale at a crafty shop we both love, and with $20 I got for Christmas, I bought myself a soldering gun and have already tried it out! I'll admit, my work is rather rough and ugly, but I really don't care! I love the fact that I tried it - soldering is something I've always wanted to try. (I don't care much for the smell of it though!)

Here's a necklace I did here. I was so proud of myself creating a loop for hanging! Then I used a chain that I got from my mother from this year's Yankee Swap. (I got some of her old jewelry!) So this piece represents a lot to me and I will wear it with pride! :)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Week before Christmas

Here's some pictures of my week. I finally feel more at ease, with all my gifts bought and wrapped - I feel like my kitty pictured here - finally able to take a small break. Unfortunately - I think I've caught the cold that everyone around me has and will spend Christmas as a sickie. My body always does that - waits until a major event is over to get sick. Oh well.

This is a picture of one of my final swap gifts from my SA Secret Pal - isn't it total cuteness? It's a "AMM Mini" - about 1/4 the size of my large one and I just love it. Thank you Niki!

Here's a picture of my three charges. We went to the park yesterday and came home to hot cocoa. Kids are so funny. It took them about a half hour to drink it - we talked about the fact that it was much too hot to drink for about 10 minutes (it wasn't!) and the size of the marshmellows, and on, and on!.....

I made this tonight for the tree. I made a more colorful version of it for friends. I end up taking lots of family photos for friends every year. They make great ornament gifts!

And here's a book I'm working on - but you can tell I'm sleepy - because I obviously forgot how to spell the word "thoughts!" Oh well.... time for bed!

Friday, December 08, 2006

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

This is what came for me in the mail today! Yippeee! It doesn't get much better than that - does it??
But my biggest news this week is that some of my Trinkets merchandise is now being sold in a storefront! Last month we met the nicest girl - Julie - from "Chloe's Closet!" She took some of our work in and is going to hang it all over the walls of her store. "Chloe's Closet" is a clothing resale shop and is located in Jaffrey, NH. You should definitely get in to see our stuff and hers as well - when I was there I bought a beautiful raspberry sherbet colored sweater! The best thing was that Julie herself was the most positive, upbeat person I've met in a long time! It's worth a trip to her shop just to meet her!

Chloe's Closet - 105 Peterborough St., Rt. 202, Jaffrey, NH 603-532-6211

Sunday, December 03, 2006

My favorite time of year

So this weekend was an early Christmas for me. We got our tree and I put white lights in it - we'll decorate it this week with the kids. Then tonight was the annual tree lighting ceremony. After the choir sings (Noah sang this year for the first time and was so proud!) they light the tree and then Santa arrives via fire engine! The kids love it and even the adults get excited! Then we all walk to Town Hall and the kids get to sit on Santa's knee and tell him what they want for Christmas. I especially loved seeing the kids look upward - thinking about what they really wanted to tell Santa.

The part I enjoy the best is walking home after and seeing our lit tree in the window. It really looks beautiful - all twinkly and pretty in the glass. Our neighbors this year have also really outdone themselves and many houses on the street are lit up. It always gives me a cozy feeling. And to top it off - we may even get snow tomorrow!

Time to wrap more presents! But before I do, I want to send out a big thank you to all the people who wished me a happy birthday last week - it was much appreciated! And thanks, most of all, to my best friend, Deb, who always remembers and always makes it special. You're the best, Deb!

Happy Holidays, everyone!