Merry Merry Christmas!

  The ornaments have been carefully placed in each branch of a very carefully chosen tree. Gifts have been exchanged amongst friends and placed lovingly in their special places. The presents have been wrapped. Even for the tiniest members of our family. A few special gifts were handmade. Waiting for each of us to open. And now, only the mice, the children’s slumber and my keyboard can be heard in the house.  The most chocolaty of chocolate cookies were made last night. Proudly presented. Taste tested. Verified. Thoroughly analyzed. And approved. Now off to bed I go but before I go, I want

Vroom Vroom

I wanted to do something for the boys. Having two girls, it’s never that difficult to find little fun things for the girls’ goodie bags or stocking stuffers. But boys, that’s a bit of a dark zone for me! So the other day, while browsing the toy aisle at the BX on base, I came upon these: Fresh Metal Slickers. IMHO, they’re more fun than Match Box Toys because these ones move forward after you pull them back! I like!! To make it more festive, I added some chocolates tied up with baker’s twine (although you can use any string).

Crafting for the Holidays

Hello again!! What have you been up to lately? We did a bit of traveling up north during the girls’ school break and I’ve been busy helping organize a Christmas fair and doing a bit of crafting for the event also. I know our stall will have lots of cards since a few of my great crafty friends have kindly said they will mail me a box of goodness, a few yarn wreaths (since I have a butt load of yarn from a local friend), tags, gift card holders, ornaments and hopefully more yarn goods since I have A LOT!

Our AMAZING Craft Fair

Last Sunday, a few friends and I welcomed 28 vendors and over 450 visitors to our Christmas fair. The fair was held in memories of a dear friend to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity. This was the reason I went MIA on blog land. The idea of the fair came up earlier in the year, but, for whatever reason (I forgot) it wasn’t until the end of October that we decided to go for it. With the (iron hand) leadership of my (OCD) friend (if you’re reading this, you know I love ya), we managed to pull everything

A Tiny Christmas Decor

Hi again!!! I can’t believe it’s almost the end of November! Thanksgiving is just around the corner and then our favorite holiday: Christmas!! Since Thanksgiving is not celebrated in England, Christmas preparations have already started here. Many many markets, fairs, etc have been held since the first weekend of November and I’ve been doing a bit of crafting myself. I have this crazy intention to make lots of new decor for the home these next few weeks! So here’s holiday decor exhibit one: A wool and felt wreath. My blog friend Cathy Pascual is a FABULOUS wreath crafter and I

Christmas Day 3 + 10 Min Craft Dash

I can’t remember the last time I did a color challenge. Back in the days (feels like ages ago), I used to do 2-3 of them a week and it was during those times that I met most of my current blog friends. Always great fun and I am hoping to get back into it again… or at least participate in the ones that my (old) blog friends are hosting on a more regular basis. The other day, Dawn from WPlus9, emailed us a challenge that WPlus9 is sponsoring and while I know Paulina, I have no idea about this