Army Guy

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

He decided he wanted to be "an army guy" today.

Blessing Bank

Monday, December 30, 2013

Got this idea from a friend, who posted it on Facebook. This is our Blessing Bank for the new year. Any positives, memories, funny moments, or accomplishments will go onto a piece of paper and then into this jar. On New Year's Eve 2014, we'll read all of the "blessings" to remember and rejoice in the small moments we may have forgotten.

Hoping 2014 is a little nicer to us than 2013 was. Either way, God provided and got us through some pretty tough trials. Glory to Him always, in all things.

Auld Lang Syne

Friday, December 27, 2013

All the Christmas stuff is now put away, so I made a new banner for January.

Yes, I'm already done with Christmas. This year has been a tough one and we're all exhausted. Lucky me -- I get to start the new year out with jury duty.


Christmas 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

I trust your Christmas was wonderful, as was ours! We enjoyed dinner with family, a beautiful candlelit service at church, and then new jammies and The Nativity movie on Christmas Eve and then lots of fun presents, more family, games, and yummy food on Christmas Day at our house and at Cher's. We were blessed to have my Aunt Janice and Cousin Emily with us this year, but we missed my grandparents, who are in Arizona again this year. Still a wonderful time was had!

A very Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Penguin Gift Card Holder

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Made a last-minute critter that doubles as a gift card holder. Isn't he adorable?!

Merry & Bright Banner

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I'm not as crafty with paper as some of my friends, but I have to say I'm pretty proud of my banner. I made each flag in Photoshop, using digital scrapbook papers from Paper Street Designs. I hope to keep this up and change the words throughout the year. It's a nice thought, anyhow!

Last-Minute Custom Orders

Craft Bazaar 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Survived another Craft Bazaar! Despite the weather being cold and nasty, God blessed me and allowed me to be even more successful than last year. We can definitely use the money. Here's my VERY FULL table. I sold a good portion of items and have a few possible custom orders in the future. Now to work on a few current custom orders and gifts for family. Hoping for some downtime after the 20th. Hoping!

Check out the shop for new items and leftovers from the bazaar. Shipping deadline is December 21st. Expedited deadline is December 23rd.

Attention Southern Idaho Peeps!

Busy, Busy, Busy Hands!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It's been full steam ahead towards the upcoming Craft Bazaar for the past several months. That's right -- we're doing this again, baby! I've been working extremely hard to both fulfill custom orders and create inventory for my table at the bazaar, I'm surprised I'm not crippled. Ha! 53 items and counting are going to fill my single six-foot table, so I'm praying that this year is a success!

Here are some of the items I've made since I last posted:

 Elf Hats! These have gained popularity, as of late. The two on the bottom were custom orders and the top is for the bazaar (BSU-themed). I love these because people are asking for them in their favorite sports team colors, or their kids' school colors. What a fun and warm way to root on your little football player!

 I love this Teddy Bear pattern. So sweet and ingenious in it's shaping and design. All three are headed to the bazaar, but the dark red one is a donation item for the door prizes they will be giving away.

Thanks to a particular song EVERYONE knows (including my boys, verbatim), foxes are VERY popular right now. I made three of the hats for a church friend for her kids for Christmas and the plushie is for the bazaar.

These Circle Jackets were a custom order for two little girls. Not my style, but Mom loved them.

I thought these Knotted Headbands were pretty sweet. Also headed to the bazaar.

A lovely dark red Fringed Shawl for the bazaar. Yummy.

These little guys are also very popular. Made a girl and boy for the bazaar. They would make sweet baby shower gifts.

This Sweet Eleanor Scarf was part of the custom order that contained the Circle Jackets. Love it in this dark red!

And finally, I made these cute Mini Stocking Ornaments to give away to my first ten Craft Bazaar customers as a thank you.

Praying this year is a success and all this hard work pays off! If you're local, we invite you to join us at Magic Valley Bible Church, 204 Main Ave. N., Twin Falls on Friday, December 6th, 10am-8pm and Saturday, December 7th, 10am-6pm. There will be door prizes, food, and a wide variety of local vendors from all around the area. Come support local business!