Monday, December 23, 2013


We have been busy making all kinds of things for Christmas. Gifts, ornaments, goodies; it seems something new is being made every night. It's been such a treat to share the creative process with April. If I had to guess I would say that gingerbread house decorating and cookie baking has been her favorite activity so far. My favorite? I could never choose. Making gifts for others with my own hands gives me such joy. As I sew or knit or form, I imagine the recipient opening their gift and their joy.

Among the things being made are rice heat packs. I used Anna Maria Horner flannel and made one lavender scented, one chai and one just plain rice. We made beeswax ornaments (they smell so good), birdfeeder gifts and our usual peppermint bark. This peppermint bark is seriously addictive, it's important to have extra or someone's gift might be devoured. There are many other projects in the works that I hope to share with you after the holidays.

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