Monday, November 9, 2009

Tackle it Tuesday

Tackles abounded in our house this week. Limited budget and upcoming holidays afforded lots of opportunity for creativity. And it actually feels pretty good to have some stuff done.
Thursday night I stood in my kitchen watching "Flash Forward" on the internet (my newest fall obsession) and loading the dishwasher. When I realized I could be getting ready for Christmas and passing the time with a great new drama. So after the dishes were done, I sat down at the dining room table and painted the kids' Christmas ornaments.
They've both recently discovered hot cocoa dates so these little ornament cups of cocoa were perfect. I love being able to give my kids a little something for the tree each year, but the cost was adding up so quickly. But I found these $.69 ornaments at Jo-Ann's and added a little paint from my stash making them quite a bargain.
I also made some felt food for Baby Girl's Birthday coming up December 21st. I'll post ornament photos and a felt food tutorial on Friday.
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Ann Marie said...

What a thoughtful gift to paint your own ornaments! In my husbands family - each child had a huge popcorn tin where they had their own ornaments. The entire family gives them as gifts each year and they write their name and the year on them... He has ornaments from when he was a baby! It's a wonderful tradition and a frugal idea!

Susie said...

These times do call for more creativity! Awesome tackle:-)

Rhiana said...

Great idea! Can't wait to see the tutorial! I was tackling holiday stuff this week, too (and prob will for a while). Have a great week!

Pamela M. Kramer said...

I can't wait to see them! Nice tackle

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