Monday, September 14, 2009

Yard Crasher

My friend Kami went to Louisiana in July for about a week. She recently moved nearby, so I wanted to do something special for her. I thought, hmm, what could I do? My parents watch, "Yard Crashers," so I decided to "crash" her doorstep.

I got some Zinnia's and Moss Roses.

She said she got back in about 1 am and kept looking at the flowers and instantly knew that I was the one that put them there.

Gingerbread Train Stations

For the past two years, I've been making Gingerbread Houses. I wouldn't call them professionally built, but I do try my hardest to make them stand up on there on. If anyone of you has made one or attempted to, you know exactly what I mean.

This year, I had some new train cookie cutters, so I decided to make my Gingerbread House into a Train Station. It all stood up except the roof! I tried numerous times to keep the roof "glued" on the sides of the walls of the house.

Special Helpers

Last December, I got two kittens because I need some active little cats to keep me company. They sure do keep me company. Sometimes they like to help a lot!

Here is what the result of their help was...

Christmas Presents

This year, I thought about making presents, which I do make some of mine. But, I wanted something different. I gave my coworker some Starbucks Christmas blend coffee in a mason jar. I made a little tag and wrapped some ribbon around the lid of the jar. I knew she would love this creative little package. On the tag, I wrote down the brewing directions.


This is what I made my aunt Carol for Christmas last year.

I also made a pillowcase that my mom gave to her friend. I love to do embroidery and cross stitch. When I feel challenged, I like to do counted cross stitch, mainly on small to medium projects. I haven't done anything large in counted cross stitch.

Christmas Boxes

Before last Christmas, I showed my coworker how to make boxes out of paper. In grade school, we made boxes out of paper. I guess you could call it a form of hick origami.

Here is a picture of my coworkers paper box.

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