Monday, November 30, 2009

Lots of Time = Lots of Projects

Whew. The loooong weekend left us with lots of time to occupy. We cooked and ate and created and read and now it's time to jump back into the swing of things. The jewelry biz is picking up for the holiday season and those bookmarks have proven to be quite popular (picture me crawling out of my cave-like basement workshop, protecting my eyes from the brightness of daylight, after making many, many bookmarks).

The last of the autumn-themed projects—delicious and simple sugar cookies.

..And the first of the Christmas crafts, beeswax ornaments (these smell so good!)

A couple of lanterns made from old jam jars. Just water down some glue and paint it over torn pieces of tissue paper to stick it right onto the glass. We tied string around the tops and took a few lantern walks around the neighborhood. Now that it gets dark around 4pm, we can do that before dinner. (We even played night hide-and-seek in the back yard, using the lanterns to light our way. Fun!)

Pomanders, which I forgot all about, but should have been started about a month ago. We figured we'd give it a shot and see what comes of them in a few short weeks.

I rejoice in the fact that Black Friday is done and over with, and we don't have to hear that term—or all the hype for another 11 months. Now, if we could only avoid all the other holiday advertising madness....

Happy Holiday Season!


  1. Boy, you've been busy, glad you had a somewhat restful, and definitely fun weekend.

  2. Hi Amy! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and weekend! I was sad to see Monday come. I am glad Black Friday is over too. We happily slept in through all of the madness!

  3. I'm soooo excited about your bookmarks! They'll make perfect presents for the booklovers in my family!

  4. well frist time blogging here, however I must say what a wonderful space to let ones mind adrift for awhile with the old crafts coming back, and joy for sure to see recipts being revised, way to go Amy.