Monday, December 15, 2008

 A crafty Christmas

This was so much fun for me I just had to share! Chelle and Fairlight, over at Domestic Bliss, organized a Happy Handmade Christmas swap. It sounded wonderful to me, so I signed up ( a little late by the way - in my signature oh-so-promptness *wink*. They were kind enough to allow me to join any way). I was given the name, blog address, and a few preferences of some one I had never met before. I would craft a few things for her and she would do the same for me. I was just about giddy over it and thoroughly enjoyed my crafting time. Through exploring her blog I saw that Jill and her husband had recently had a baby, so I made a little "Baby's first Christmas" ornament. This is before I got the ribbon on top to hang it with - but you get the idea. I also made a wall plaque, burned a Christmas CD, and whipped up some tasty little cookies (I use the word "whipped up" because it just makes me feel like an accomplished crafter/baker. It's just one of those things. Desperate? Maybe. But only a little). I then threw in a few more goodies and headed to the post office. A few days later a large box was stuffed into my mailbox. You guys, I was so much like a kid when I got the mail that day. :) My boys were cautiously curious of their mama's giddy squeals. Look at this! Jill had made a snow man and lady out of socks! They have adorable little knitted hats and scarves! I am just in love! I named them Scarlet and Henry. Also enclosed in my wonderful little package from her was this wall hanging.Can you even imagine the talent required to do this? It's such a beautiful reminder of Jesus' birth. There was also chocolate and a Christmas CD. It was all just too lovely not to share.

19 comments:

Anne Elizabeth said...

I love what you made:) That sounds like so much fun! I would have liked to do that this year. Maybe next year:)

Mari said...

I love that wall plaque. You need to leave intructions on how to make one! :)

Heather said...

You did a great job on your craft projects! I love the snowman couple!

Lois Lane II said...

That is so crafty! I am super impressed!!

Sara@ Butterville said...

I knew there was craftyness in you ;)
your ornament is simply the sweetest. I adore those snowmens, they are so stinkin' cute...will you ask her to demonstrate how to make them so we can have our own Scarlet and Henrys? I love that wall hanging, WOW it is gorgeous. You are one lucky lady!

jennifer said...

how fun!

Beth in NC said...

Wow, you are so creative (actually so is the person who sent you a gift). That is a really neat idea!

Sarah M. said...

Oh what fun!

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

such sweet little crafts! It looks like you really are a nifty little crafty/baker so you are allowed to use the term "whipped up" lol

I L.O.V.E. the snowmen made out of socks!!! How cute is that! Makes me want to give that a shot lol
Loves and Hugs to you!

creative gal said...

TOO cute!! :o)

AmandaHoyt said...

The things you made and received are just beautiful! I'm so glad you were able to participate.
Hugs and prayers,
Amanda

dani said...

that's what i call a "win-win", wendi:)
enjoy!!!
love,
dani

Amanda said...

wendi...beautiful! both your and jill's projects...and oh how i know jill will/already does love the little creations you made her. i am actually on my way to her house later today! :) now i just need to talk her into a snowman couple and wall hanging for my house--and some Christmas music too...i can't my Christmas CDs this year...which is so sad. i'm just glad the Christian station here is running 7 days of Christmas music starting Friday...and it is all very Jesus-centered Christmas music, which i love even more. I will be posting pictures of my swap stuff later today.

Mel said...

What an incredible idea!!! Very neat.

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

What fun!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Look at you, getting all crafty, whipping up treats (and yes, I have no doubt that you did indeed whip them up because I know you are a wonderful and accomplished baker. Yes you are.) :)

Did you use Mod Podge stuff (sorry, I lack the technical know-how when it comes to this stuff) on the little plaques that you made? I have a jar of it sitting here but I'm a little scared of it...not sure what to do with it. But you have inspired me, so maybe I'll give it a shot.

Rachel said...

Please please please put the instructions for how you made the wall plaque! It is fabulous!

creative gal said...

I love the crafts!! Good job!

misty said...

i have seen you post comments on several people's blogs & just wanted to come over & say hi.

cute idea that you gave today.. LOVE the sock snowmen. were they hard to make? i try to be crafty but whatever i make NEVER turns out like its suppost to. go figure!

merry christmas!
liked it here... i will be back :)