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Monday, December 19, 2011

MorE IdeAs FoR ChRiStmAs and moRe ProJecTs DoNe..

 Good morning my fellow bloggers..are you on the last minute cram session to get it all done before christmas? I have baking left to do..which I am going to do today and probably tomorrow and then pass stuff out to the neighbors etc..then I am officially done..I won't know what to do with myself..guess I will watch my christmas movies, catch up on my magazines...maybe start some more crafting to get ahead of the game for next year...yeah thats going to happen..sounded good though didn't it..actually I will start my valentine crafting and working on a swap I am doing this january..but I really should get a jump on my I am that much more prepared for next year..then I can play this summer and fall and not feel guilty about being outside..I was surfing and found some more christmas ideas for you all..they seem simple too.;)

 I have one of these picnic baskets..its yellow it was my moms..I store my photographs when I have my vanity decorated for the holidays and pull them back out when the holidays are over..
 don't those puppies look so this photo..

well I got my packages mailed off on saturday..and 107.00 later to mail them all off and only 4 went home to family..the rest were some of you blogging 9 packages total..and that included buying 2 books of stamps..ridiculous!!! but I so love sending homemade/handmade items..but I am telling you a gift card is sounding good as its just getting so stinking these are items I just finished up late friday and brother's father in law is from the Ukraine..and they asked me to make them I machine embroidered pillowcases with their names on them..Cindy helped me with the names..
 the cool thing is about this my sister in laws dad was a what was more fitting then this little nesting doll holding a rooster..
 and his partner loves to she is holding poppies..I love how these turned out..

 for my brother..he is easy..he has a cabin that I love to go to when I am home in Utah for my I made him pillows to put on the beds and a towel for the kitchen..

 we had our church party the other night so I embroidered this for a candle cozy/wrap..and the gal that got it loved it..we played a game..(some of you will love this game) we brought white elephant/10.00 type gifts and they read the book "twas the night before christmas" and when the word "the" was read we had to pass the item right..and when the story ended the gift that was in your hand was what you got..I got a wonderful scarf that is just my color and it is warm too..

well that is it for me today..I will be back to share my goodies and photos of my trip to the christmas house I got more wool..we girls had a great time..hope you are getting all that you need to get done, done for cards are in the mail as we more item to check off..taking Tucker for a walk today and probably the rest of the week..supposed to be nice this week..its been the mildest December we have had for a long time...have a wonderful day and a great week..:>)


  1. Hi Gina :o) Don't faint, it's just me... lol.
    Sounds like you've got everyone taken care of for the holiday. Nothing more precious than getting a handmade gift under the tree.
    Those sure are some doggone good Christmas decor ideas and frugal at that. Thanks for sharing. Stay crafty my friend :o)

  2. I love all the ideas you posted but my fav is mos def the little twine snowman! Cute!

    Oh good for you for getting your packages out. I will not lie... mine are all going to be late. LOL! THere is no way I will get them mailed on time. I feel bad... but I figure isn't it awesome to end up with ONE MORE wonderful package at the door that's late? Well, I always know it makesd me smile because it just stretched christmas out one more day. :)

    Merry Christmas!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  3. Girl, you make me tired, just thinking about all you do!...I am Scrooge, this year, I don't have any Christmas spirit. Bah Humbug! I haven't been in any of the Christmas swaps, I didn't send out only a couple cards and a little bit of fudge in the mail....But I am going to make a lot more to pass out...So, I better get with it! I love the bed, the puppies are on and the red and white...So me.. ;)...
    Merry Christmas!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  4. those are some cute ideas and I love those puppies on the bed:) I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Gina!

  5. Dear Gina I know what you mean about paying so much to mail things or Christmas. It is expensive.
    But your homemade items are really going to put a smile on their faces and warm their hearts.
    Love the pic's you shared with us.
    Blogger has changed the way we can add pictures again and links and now I am trying to figure it out. Wish they would leave things alone. lol
    Have a very Merry Christmas dear friend

  6. Some great ideas - but I'm so loving that string and thread spool snowman - he's adorable! Beautiful pillowcases you did up as well - they're going to love them! How thoughtful to choose such meaningful motifs. I know what you mean about postage these days. It's getting nutty crazy - and it's such a shame because who doesn't love getting something other than bills and junk mail??? Wishing you a season of Christmas joy, blessings, and magic....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. The "string" snowman is adorable and the pillowcases are beautiful.

    Have a Merry Christmas Gina!

  8. Oh, Gina--loved the email with 25 time-saving ideas.
    Love all the ideas here for decorating.
    Love so much that I was one of those that got a package!!!!! Gorgeous my friend. Totally unexpected and just made my day. Thank you so very, very much. You are kind and generous and sweet to me. Thank you for being such an awesome friend and doing all the swaps.
    Take a break for Christmas. Enjoy your home and hubby. Merry Christmas, Sweetie!

  9. Great Christmas ideas...thanks for sharing them.
    I only have a couple of packages to send out tomorrow and my Christms shopping is all done.
    Time to start thinking about making Valentines and Spring items here soon.

  10. Lots of cute stuff! You've been a busy bee to be all caught up...I'm so jealous! LOL! Hasn't this month been great weather wise!! Love it and wish it would stay this way. Enjoy those Christmas movies...I'm watching one right now! ~~Annie

  11. love all your pictures, been so "distracted" i haven't been able to blog! just feeling so out of it... too much 'bad' stuff going so all the more reason to look at your beautiful pictures!!! you over-achiever you!! haha

  12. Goodness Gina but you have been a busy bee as usual.
    I just love the Candle cozy's they are way to cute.. I bet they will be great sellers...

    Great decor ideas..thanks for sharing!

    Merry Christmas my Friend may your home and your heart be filled with many warm Christmas memories!!

    Hugs & Blessings

  13. Well, geesh, how did I miss this?
    Your embroidery on the pillowcases
    is GORGEOUS and PERFECT! I love the little nesting people and the names.
    You made SUCH SPECIAL gifts, so
    personal. And thanks for the pictures of the reds and whites. I love the snowmen made from vent fittings and screws.
    Merry Christmas, Gina

  14. Gina first id like to wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new years to come. Ive just posted my last post of the year and wanted to drop over to your blog to wish you happy holidays. And thank you so much for your kind comments that you have placed on my blog, and for them being so thoughtful as well. Your pal Richard