Like so many, our finances are very tight this year. Hubs' job has taken some major hits. However, as always, God is so good to us. The boys and I have always enjoyed doing crafts together and being able to make crafts for our family is even more fun.
While we were cleaning out for our garage sale I found a stash of ornaments I bought last year to try to decorate for our family for this year. We have had a blast painting and decorating ornaments for our family.
an iPod snowman for my iPod crazy Big Guy
a chef ornament for my cooking crazy Little Guy
a baseball cap wearing snowman for my sweet little nephew, L
(Yes. It drives me crazy that there is a brush bristle in the paint,
but it is dry now so I can't do anything about it!)
Just one of the snowgirls I painted for my twin nieces.
Speaking of my nieces and nephew. Earlier this summer, I was browsing the clearance section of Michaels.
Clearance sections... be still my heart. They had animal alphabet cards. One of the sets looked like this. I loved the fact that the animals were unusual instead of your usual d is for dog.
They said they were for scrapbooking, but I immediately had an idea. Why not make books for my sweet babies? A little laminating, some binder rings and some ribbon and here is what I will be giving my sweeties Christmas...
I hope they enjoy them as much as I do. I wish I had had something like this for Big Guy and Little Guy when we were little. I think it would have been fun to have books like these to tuck into their car seat or the diaper bag.