That’s a wrap. We are in the final week of 2016. In next week’s post I will recap the year of goods, bads, things learned & memories made.
2016 Update – Week 49
Running Recap of 2015
I started 2015 as a runner-ish type person with the goal of finishing a half marathon. I surpassed that goal by finishing two. They are definitely personal highlights of 2015.
12 Days: Christmas Tree Canvas Painting Tutorial
Our 7th Day of December is featuring a do it yourself canvas painting. It is not the fanciest painting you ever did see, but it’s festive, fun and fairly simple to create. Have you seen those places where you get to drink wine with your girlfriends while creating a fabulous painting? I’ve always wanted to go. Unfortunately, I have not. I have especially wanted to
12 Days: Warm Up Here Burlap and Canvas
Day 2 of our 12 Days of December series is an addition to yesterday’s Hot Drinks Bar Party Kit. We are making a burlap sign to hang in the Bar area.
Christmas Sewing Projects
The few weeks leading up to Christmas were cold and/or rainy making it perfect weather to work on inside crafty projects. I got out the sewing machine and made a few Christmas presents. My sewing skills would be considered novice & I typically tend to get in over my head. I have a horrible time understanding the printed directions in a pattern and spend way
Three Kings Day
To go along with our study of Mexico, we spent January 6th learning about Three Kings Day. It is 12 days after Christmas & celebrates the three wise men bringing their gifts to baby Jesus. We don’t typically celebrate this day in our family, but many Latin Americans do so we explored it.
A number of years ago I bought myself a used sewing machine. One of the first projects I made were stockings for the 5 of us. I have always wanted to make us stockings. Woo hoo! I finally made them & years later I still love them. The pattern I used was Joann’s Debbie Mumm Stocking. Overall, the stockings were fairly easy to make. My
As a kid one of my favorite past times was playing with Barbie’s. I am lucky enough that my mom saved most of my Barbie’s & their stuff. Now that I have a daughter, I wanted to give her those things. I also had a Barbie dream house, but mom didn’t keep that. I enjoyed that house so much that I wanted my daughter to
Christmas Around the World – Week 3
Unfortunately, the Christmas hub-bub is catching up with me now. These last few countries didn’t get near the exploration as the first ones we studied.