Saturday, December 19, 2009

Kiddie Pool Snow Dump

This one actually comes from my sister, Mandy. We've got almost two feet of snow, and it's still coming down. The kids haven't gotten out in it yet (pic is from last year), but when they do, I'll be the one dealing with 4 sets of snow clothes (3 kids and a husband). Mandy puts a kiddie pool inside her front door, in our case it would be the enclosed porch, to collect all the wet snow gear. Then you can hang it up when you get around to it, which could be never. : ) Great idea, Mandy!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

JOY Display

I'm almost embarrassed to admit it, but after being a consultant for 2 years, this is my first workshop. I'm way too critical of my work to assume something I design would be worth actually charging my friends for. Besides, I hate taking money from my friends (which makes this whole sales thing a bit squeamish anyway.)

Basically, the workshop participants bought a Jingle paper pack ($12.95) and an accordion display ($3.95). I precut all the supplies, using my Cricut and punches, and with the rest of the paper in the pack, I'm teaching the super-funky craft of folding paper gift boxes. They're big enough to put holiday treats in for teachers and neighbors, and there's no adhesive necssary. Quite a bargain for $18, I thought.

My 3 little elves really do bring me joy. And now that I'm done with school, the magic of the season is upon us! Happy holidays, everyone!