Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Crafting Home is a Happy Home

Our family has been very busy getting ready for the holidays.  Logan and Rose spent Friday night making an evergreen forest with tree sprigs and clay for all of their little critters to play in.  Dad even got in the creating mode and spent about an hour making a clay Santa.  It is so warm around this house right now.  The energy is wonderful.
  The kids also worked on painting ornaments for loved ones.  We all sat at our small round table crafting and listening to holiday songs.  Rose is extremely creative and spent most of her time making up her own words to the well known holiday favorites.

One of our gifts this year will be handmade, embroidered bookmarks.  The kids started working on these Saturday using fabric markers to draw on linen and then embroidered over their drawings.  These will then be sewn and turned into fabric bookmarks.  The kids really enjoyed learning how to embroider.  They are both so patient.  

Today we finished our ornaments, worked on some more embroidery bookmarks, and made Peppermint Bark.  We split the batch into 4 masonry jars that will be ready for gifting to various family members next weekend (the chocolates stays good for 2 weeks in the refrigerator).

The recipe calls for round peppermints, we opted for canes instead.  Also the recipe states that you should crush them by hand (or hammer) we used the food processor which did the whole 60 mini candy canes in just a few pulses.  YUMMY!!!

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