Thursday, December 9, 2010

Handmade Christmas Tutorials: A "re-publish"

As we approach this gift giving time of year, I thought it relevant to "re-publish" a few of my tutorials that I think make great gifts.First are my monogrammed candles, which are probably one of my most favorite things in my house. Edie at Life in Grace (one of the coolest girls in blogger world) hosted a 12 days of Handmade Christmas, and these painted candles of mine were Day 8. Click here to read the tutorial; but more importantly, check out all the other 11 ideas for a handmade Christmas.

The other handmade gift tutorial, was featured with Gina from The Shabby Chic Cottage over at her 12 Days of a Handmade Christmas. Click here to check out that tutorial. In other news, my oldest daughter told us yesterday that her class was "brainstorming" a list of treats that their moms are especially good at making, and ones that all the children would like to have as a part of their Christmas celebration at school. She oh so descriptively told me that some kid's moms made great sugar cookies, and others said that their mom made great brownies, and so on and so on. I should interrupt this retelling to inform you that as she was painting this charming little scene for us, my husband and I both knew where it was going, and he was already practically hyperventilating from laughter anticipating the punch line. She said that when it was her turn to share, she said (and I directly quote) "I couldn't think of anything that you make that is any good, so I just said you will probably bring in Krispy Kreme doughnuts...cause that's what you always do". In her defense, she didn't mean it nearly as awful as it sounded, she was actually being quite innocent and factual about the whole thing. And besides, home girl was right, there is nothing I could ever make for a Christmas party that would ever be better than just simply picking up a dozen hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The best part was my second child quickly came to my defense, and started listing all the things I make that are really good (all lies). Then my oldest daughter got upset because she realized that she had probably hurt my feelings (which she had not) and started trying to back pedal on everything she had just confessed. I haven't laughed that hard in awhile, and I can tell you my husband has not!

There are only two weekends left before Christmas sweet friends, happy crafting! And today, I'm linking up with these two crafty girls Stacey and Gay, this tutorial was just too perfect not to.


Kathy said...

Very pretty candle and frame...loved the Krispe Kreme story!

Jo said...

I loved this idea when I first saw it and wanted to make a few for gifts this Christmas. I'm adding the items to my shopping list now.


Simply Domestic said...

I love the gift ideas! Kids are so funny. Your story gave me a good chuckle this morning. I'm new to your blog, glad I found you!

Elizabeth said...

Completely adorable! I'm so happy there is a link for the candle instructions; I was so sad I didn't make that when you linked up with Edie. Thank you! :)

Jemsmom said...

I actually made a few candles from your tutorial last year! Love them!! My hand isn't that steady so I am a little slow, but I do love them!

Oh my word... those girls are too funny! How could you not crack up! Hey, nothing beats a Krispy Kreme especially when the HOT sign is on!

LizzieOC said...

I think I have to stop reading these tutorials. They make me long to be crafty and I'm really not that creative. I end up buying too many materials and producing maybe one or two mediocre items. Instead, I'll live vicariously through your blog. :)

Anonymous said...

Great gift ideas. Your candle looks beautiful. Thanks for the links to all of the tutorials.
So glad you stopped by for a vist. It's nice to meet you, too!
~ Jo :)

Between You and Me said...

always love your crafts!

hope you're having a wonderful weekend~

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