Today I would like to:
Buy one last t-shirt and get it washed .
Put the last coats of finish on my BIL's box
Make a mouse ornament.
Paint ornaments with the kids.
Well,the shirt I bought doesn't fit.Back to the craft store...I guess.The kids slept through ornament painting time.But I did make a mouse ornament and put another coat of finish on the box.
Just did a bunch of wrapping(I wrapped two of my sister's presents in felted sweater sleeves.HA!)and now we're getting ready to go make cookies with my mom.So my list for tomorrow is:
make wine bottle glasses(fingers crossed that this works)
help my daughter make a t-shirt for her cousin
help my daughter make a gingerbread house for her grandma
ummmm,find the calendar I had made for my MIL. uhg.
and for Monday:
get the last t-shirt done
look one last time for a globe
I stopped working on my Cthulhu cross stitch for my BFF a few weeks ago. He has a new girlfriend (whom I've never met) who has a whoooooooooooole slew of issues and she forced him to stop communicating with me (no idea why -- we have always been absolutely, 100% platonic and I'm engaged. My BFF actually introduced me to my fiance). He's a 30 year old man, we're not in high school though you wouldn't know it from this situation. We have a long history of friendship spanning several years. I'm very hurt and I just get upset and angry when I work on the cross stitch I was going to give him. :(
I attempted to make a washcloth fish puppet. It did not turn out. I may have to bail on the hand made stuff for my nieces this year... I've got some Hello Kitty coloring books, notebooks and pens for them. I may just pick up another small toy item or some books for them and just call it a day... time and energy are just running super low at this point...
Except my husband just saved Christmas! He said "why don't you just make the fish a stuffed animal?" BRILLIANT! A plushy fish scrubbie for bath time. Okay, crafting renewed! I can do this! And instead of doing the aprons for my other niece, I'll do a bath set for her too and save the aprons for next year. Okay, so to round out the bath sets I've got to make some bath paint and bath fizzies and possibly crayons.
Oh my god I am not doing this again next year though. All Christmas crafting is going to be done by July, or I will abort the mission.
Pariah,so sorry to hear that.
KQ,yeah I swear next year I'm starting in January.Of coarse I say that every year.Ha!
Well,I finished my husband's present but the wine bottle glasses for my stepfather did NOT work.Working on plan B but I need a printer and don't have one.Hopefully my neighbor will be around today and I can use his.
Still no globe.So I'm working on a garland for them.This family is actually going out of town for Christmas so I have a little bit more time.
So I haven't done anything Christmas wise... Ive taken care of a rather sick baby (praying he gets better this week or we are taking a trip to Urgent care), had my van worked on, dealt with toddler/preschooler behavior from hell and otherwise lost my sanity.. Im filling in the gaps for the children's presents by some last minute ordering from Amazon (love you Amazon and your free 2-day shipping) and family is all getting framed family pictures. I love them all but honestly I can't do another thing. Ill finish the baby's sweater since its almost done and it was suppose to be done by the 1st.. I might finish the girls outfits because they asked very nicely for those and I haven't been sleeping well anyway..
And Im praying that this month ends quickly because I don't know what else I can handle.. Now off to replace the exhaust hose on the dryer since the cat ate it and then clean up the litter box from the girls dumping it..
Oki,I hope your babe is better soon!
Hopefully my husband did some printing for me last night and I can finish up my last present.Well,I still have a little baking to do but I'll do that on Christmas eve.And if this last gift doesn't work out,I may have to make that Christmas toffee recipe.I may have to make that anyway.I am really curios to try it.
CameraGirl,I understand about the pigging out.I can't make the chocolate chip cookies ahead of time because my daughter and I would totally eat them all.
We're off to my MIL's this evening to hand out the first round!
phew, I lost my computer for two weeks so couldn't post. I finished up the two advent calendar kits I was making and mailed one off (the other I will deliver in person on Christmas day!). I did a journal cover for my son too. I took pictures, but will have to wait to post until I can get that all configured on this new computer. My husband made his spaghetti sauce and canned it last night, so I will give that in a pretty little dinner basket to his brother and two of his sisters. and I have started a garland for myself to have for next year. I am using up tons of scraps :)
I love looking at everyones projects!
I've been enjoying catching up on everyone's projects here. DS decided he wanted a baby doll for Christmas so I finished making a Waldorf baby doll for him today. I knit a pair of wool longies for it that I just need to seam up. I also need to put new rings in the doll sling I made a month ago (the first set of rings were too small) and add the last finishing touches to the wooden barn that my mom and I made during her visit at Thanksgiving since she and dad didn't get to it before they came. I didn't manage nearly as many handmade gifts this year as I had hoped, but at least I did manage to make ds some pretty great things I think. DH and I have decided that it needs to be a priority for next year to do all handmade gifts again though since this year has felt just way too commercial to both of us.
the tub, yes! and also, I need to tape a list inside the lid of what's in the tub. I've been enjoying everyone's stuff - thanks from a lurker ;)
Thanks.. Hes feeling better but still has a cough and is still really clingy to me. We went over to my MILs today to drop off some baking I did for her and he wouldn't even leave my arms the entire time.
I made a ton of hair ties for the girls today and worked a bit on the sweater. I think Im going to go to bed early-ish (well earlier than I have been) and get up early then I can work on the sweater without having to worry about my son waking. He wakes more during the beginning of the night then later on.