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#1 of 19 Old 12-03-2011, 04:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Three days into the new month and no thread yet...:-)

 

We just finished my 7 year old daughter's birthday party and are shut up inside letting the wind blow!


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No wind here tonight, but it's been raining for hours.....   yay.

 

Is anyone making homemade holiday gifts? If so, what are you making?  Looking for more ideas.

 

I plan to make waldorf style doll bad/ cradles. Chalkboard toys - found a recipe for making your own chalkboard paint so anything can be a chalkboard!  Probably sewing a few things too. Oh, and if I can find the right wooden shapes at JoAnns I'll be trying wooden pin people & bowling sets in little personalised boxes.

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that sounds like fun. I'm learning how to make those cute Knit/Crochet headbands.

 

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I'm making a shelf/stocking hanger and would love to know this recipe for chalkboard paint. =) Here's the link to the shelf plans - http://ana-white.com/2011/11/plans/easiest-chalkboard-shelf-scraps

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Cute shelf idea!  Thinking I may make some of those too.  :-)

 

Chalkboard paint --

 

1 cup acrylic paint (I'm using cheap walmart kind for now)

2 Tablespoons non-sanded group mix

 

blend together very well & paint!

 

   Last night I painted wood, pressed cardboard, and a plastic rubbermaid tub's lid to try our different surfaces. Need to find the chalk & try them out now!
 

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I'm making a shelf/stocking hanger and would love to know this recipe for chalkboard paint. =) Here's the link to the shelf plans - http://ana-white.com/2011/11/plans/easiest-chalkboard-shelf-scraps



 

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Good news here! DH got work and he started today! Working for a construction company that is doing work on Ft. Rich.

I am making a few waldorf dolls for nieces and a little nephew. They will not cost anything, since I have everything here already.
Not sure what to do for the other siblings.


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Hooray for Work!

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Yay for work!!!!

 

The waldorf doll making class has been postponed a week so now the dolls may not be done my Christmas. Oh well, still making them!

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You teach making them?
I have been making them following online tutorials. The bodies give me fits!

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Yay for work!!!!

 

The waldorf doll making class has been postponed a week so now the dolls may not be done my Christmas. Oh well, still making them!



 


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Is anyone aware of any Christmas Vespers services in Anchorage or the Valley this month?
I am referring more to a church "concert/service", but not a Mass or a commercial style concert.
Hope that makes sense.
I know we missed out on Handles Messiah on Sunday :(


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No I don't teach the class, I am taking a class. I'm sure I could do it myself but I never make time. SO if I go to the class I kind of have to do it! LOL

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I have been making them following online tutorials. The bodies give me fits!



 



 

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I am hoping to find a used wooden kitchen for my girls. Would anyone in teh Anchorage / Matsu area happen to have one they can part with?

 

I've been searching craigslist daily. I have the local consignment shops ready to call if they get any in. The etsy seller in Anchorage who makes them is not taking orders, even if I had money for a new one. Check thrift stores regularly too.

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Sorry, I don't have anything like that.

 

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Maybe this can help?
http://freshcutflours.blogspot.com/2011/02/labor-of-love.html
If you can find the basic guts, you should be able to make one quite easily.

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I am hoping to find a used wooden kitchen for my girls. Would anyone in teh Anchorage / Matsu area happen to have one they can part with?

 

I've been searching craigslist daily. I have the local consignment shops ready to call if they get any in. The etsy seller in Anchorage who makes them is not taking orders, even if I had money for a new one. Check thrift stores regularly too.



 


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I would love to do this & have been searching for a piece of furniture suitably sized since last pre-Christmas time. No luck finding the right size. :-(

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Maybe this can help?
http://freshcutflours.blogspot.com/2011/02/labor-of-love.html
If you can find the basic guts, you should be able to make one quite easily.



 



 

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I would get on freecycle and ask for both scrap wood ( ask for bigger sizes) and also for a piece of furniture that might work.

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I would love to do this & have been searching for a piece of furniture suitably sized since last pre-Christmas time. No luck finding the right size. :-(



 



 


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I used to be on Yahoo groups Wasilla freecycle, but it was not active & I never got replys for giving items away or ISO. Is there another group?

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Its pretty active right now. Give it a try! Seems like they have a new moderator. Browsing the free section of craigs list and also listing in the barter section works well too.
We have had good results with both sections.
I hope you find what you need.

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I used to be on Yahoo groups Wasilla freecycle, but it was not active & I never got replys for giving items away or ISO. Is there another group?



 



 


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Merry Christmas Everyone. :)

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