I have so much to share with you today! First off, thank you all for helping me reach 205 followers! I am absolutely thrilled! I love you and your comments. Sharing what I love brings me so much happiness, and fulfills my passion for creativity. Blogging definitely has its ups and downs, and is a lot of hard work, but every time I see a new follower or read a comment from you, it reminds me that it is all worthwhile! Thank you for spreading the word about my site! I am happy to report that the holiday shop
went very well, especially considering that there were many more "crafters" this year. I sold out of almost everything, except the little poinsettia pins, a few "crystal necklaces", and one frame. From what my daughter said, the little notebooks, and "no boys/girls allowed" door signs went like hot cakes. Did I show you those? I had little canvas boards that I painted on for the kids to hang on their bedroom doors.
I still have some of these little cuties left, and in some ways I'm kind of glad~I don't think the little guys can really appreciate how fun these little hair clips would be in little girl/ baby's hair. They would work on any little baby girl or any little girl with even minimal locks~especially since they are made of craft foam and are so light weight!
So, it you want one or two, let my know (firstname.lastname@example.org) your address, and I will pop them in the mail to you. (no charge, just a little gift to my fantastic followers). By the way, more gifts to come! In fact, I will be the guest blogger at Everyday Mom Ideas on Monday, and will sharing an easy, 50 cent, addicting winter craft with Julia's readers, and I will be giving my first official giveaway along with it! I am so excited! So you will definitely want to check in on Monday and I will direct you.
Two years ago, I found these jars (see below) at the thrift store, and decided I wanted to fill them with classic peppermint candy. I stumbled upon the large candy cane sticks at the Dollar Tree (they still have them if you want to pick some up!) and the classic peppermints at a hardware store. However, the candy sticks wouldn't fit into my jar, so I "sawed" them in half with a serrated knife! My kids haven't touched them. I told them right off the bat that they were for decoration only, and now they wouldn't want to eat them anyway because they are so old! I know I'm a mean mom! But, they get plenty of candy~(see here).
By the way, did you see Lisa from Paint in my hair 's comment about my advent calendar mishap? She came up with the perfect solution! She puts family activity ideas on slips of paper (holiday activities that the family will be doing anyway) in each pocket of her advent calendar! Why didn't I think of that? Especially since I posted this. Next year I can use my pottery barn advent calendar, and do the same!~the genius of her! (Lisa, if you are reading, I tried to contact you but wasn't able to! thank you!!)
I like my peppermint jars so much, they move around from place to place in my house!!!
I hope you are enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of the holiday season! Thank you again for following me, my wonderful friends! Come back Monday to check out my FABULOUS feature and for another week of creative fun!