Sorry! I almost forgot that I had to do Friday Friends! too! But I found some really cute things on some really nice blogs, so it will be worth the wait.
First up is a cute website called Can't Stop Making Things. Right off the bat, she's got me with the name. And she's got some really cute projects. It took me a minute to figure out that the "labels" box was the navigation tool, but as soon as I did, I had a good time going from post to post, seeing what she had to offer. I found two things that I wanted you to see for sure. The first one is what she calls a fortune cookie coin purse. It's made with a milk jug! http://www.cantstopmakingthings.com/2010/08/fortune-cookie-coin-purse.html
The other thing is a beautiful rose made from plastic spoons! If no one told you what it was made from, you would never know. It's really nice. http://www.cantstopmakingthings.com/2010/04/rose-is-rose.html
Next is a Fortune Cookie Christmas Countdown. I seem to have a theme today, don't I? This is a darling idea, and she has some cute ideas for the activities on the "fortunes". I know you will like this. Check it out here: http://happy-go-lucky-harvey.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-countdown-fortune-cookies.html
Now, last but not least, ANOTHER fortune cookie craft. This time it's a gift holder. I found this by accident when I lost the other website and had to find it again. What luck, huh? Go to http://www.craftbits.com/project/fortune-cookie-gift-pockets and check it out. I think I will make some really BIG ones and put some little gifts for the grandkids in them. Won't they love that?
Before I go today, I want to show you some pictures of Christmas at our house. We have a very small house and don't have much room, but we still got into the Christmas spirit. And I think I did pretty good with my "don't spend any money" challenge.
|My father built the Christmas train and my mother painted it.|
|My daughter Deseret made this in Girl Scouts when she was about 5th or 6th grade.|
|This banner was made by my son Clif when he was in 2nd grade. It's kind of hard to see, |
but it has cute little people that form the letters.
|My granddaughter, Halena, and I made this last week because we didn't have a wreath.|
|I made my husband :) go with me to cut the branches for this swag.|
|Penguins welcome everyone to our home.|
|I finally got the rest of the lights and garland up, and added some bunches|
of greens with big bows. I know, hard to see.
|A handmade window swag. Up in the right hand corner, you can see one of our|
paper trees hanging from the ceiling.