Monday, December 27, 2010

christmas presents

Mike and I stayed up until 4am Christmas morning finishing everything for the spoiled rotten boys. here are all the animals we made!









next up Batman pegs, Star Wars pegs and more gnomes!

Monday, December 20, 2010


I will just say that I have been busy! I still have a set of gnomes and a set of peg guys pending, but I *think* my SIL will be ok with them being late. I was so tired last night I just didn't have the energy to sit at the table. I didn't go to sleep, I sanded wooden animals.

we made cookies and salt dough ornaments yesterday! so much fun with friends :)

I wanted to share a few of the things we made this weekend with you for people's Christmas presents.

Mike is getting so good on the skill saw! he must have cut out 20 animals for the boys yesterday. I need a dust mask to use the Dremel sanding because man was I sneezy and coughing.

I drew them, Mike cut them out, I painted and finished them. I tried using a soy wax finish because I don't have any beeswax. I'm not SURE I liked it. it did absorb it though, and it's awfully soft, and my hands felt fantastically soft! They are for my friend's son who turns 1 a few days after Christmas!

farm animals for our friend's daughter! I used a satin varnish for it because she's not a baby and I'm sure she's past putting things in her mouth.

I can't wait to get the peg and gnomes out today so that I can work on the animals.

Christmas is so BUSY! but I think I'll have a small vacation over New Years!

Also, I have a hankering to learn how to embroider. I just can't do it on youtube and tutorials! I DON'T KNOW WHY but it bothers me. I don't know if I know any embroiderererers either. and I bet I can't find a class. *sigh* I'm no perfectionist but I don't like to fail.

Monday, December 13, 2010

I've missed a computer so much! I just got a new lens for my camera, but it's not exactly the right one, so I can at least take pictures but they aren't as fabulous as I'd like.

craftwise I've been up to a LOT. I had planned on making Christmas ornaments every day but we've been too frazzled to do that. i've turned the boys lose and let them do whatever they want with the craft supplies but nothing has made it to the tree. I have been working on peg people and other projects.

The coolest thing I've been working on is with my early Christmas present. I now own a scroll saw. it's cool and everything but it's painstakingly slow and I snap a lot of blades from impatience. results are cool though.

sorry that this is a photo dump, but I want to catch up so I can share more regularly. most of these have been taken with my camera phone.

various taggie blankets for friends
star wars taggie

pink and blue taggies

boy taggies

set of peg gnomes I made for a friend's daughters. (will make another set for my niece)

a rare craft I made for myself! a Monster Book of Monsters for my newly acquired Nook
monster book

inside monster book

Scroll saw things!

erin skunk hedgehog raccoon

wood cutouts moose snail fire

sheep hedgie

Mario mushrooms and tree topper
mario mushroom ornaments



and the most laborious thing I've ever done (possibly? recently? anywho...)
malfoy crabbe goyle voldie
Crabbe Goyle Malfoy Voldemort


hagrid harry
Hagrid and Harry Potter


ginny luna neville
Ginny Luna and Neville




Great Hall

the roof

outside paint job!

I hope these things make a lot of children happy this year. it was fun making them.

up next: Batman pegs and some more Star Wars pegs.... a horse + jockey and some farm animals!