Thursday, January 3, 2013

Christmas Round Up via my Instagram Feed

So I know Christmas is all over and done with and some like to just move on ... but I'm a bit sentimental about my favourite holiday of the year. I still haven't packed away the decorations!

So while I'm reminiscing, let me share a few of the crafty projects I managed to accomplish over the break (and I use that word loosely because I certainly didn't get any time off!) First up I had one excited little 6-year-old who wanted to give a Christmas card to every kid in her class and handmade was definitely going to be better.

I knew it was going to have to be a design that was quick and simple and easy to replicate, so thanks to my Silhouette, a Christmas stamp and some glitter this is what we came up with. They did the job and everyone was happy!

Along similar lines I then moved onto my Christmas tags and made a bunch of them too. Aren't those reindeer the cutest things?!

Next it was The Man's turn to ask for Christmas cards to give to all his Tech Team at Church. Once again the Silhouette came to the rescue and I cut out a series of these Christmas phrases from the JBS Vintage Christmas Words file.

Yep that's right - it was all about the mass production for this project too!

I didn't realise this was going to be a post about how much I abused my Silhouette this season, but I also used it to 'label' all the girls Christmas presents too. Once again, simple but effective don't you think?

Moving right along.....
This year we bought each of the girls all the supplies they needed to complete one crafty project each. Munchy had found a video on YouTube about the famous melted crayon technique which she as excited about so I knew that was going to be perfect for her. And I'm pretty happy with how our canvas turned out.

And for Moodles it was this decorate-your-own-reindeer set. Super cute don't you think?

Last but not least, here's a sneak peek of my Not-Quite-a-December-Daily which I (surprisingly) finished. I haven't managed to take photos of it yet, but at least I managed to complete it! Which means I anticipate sharing another Christmas post with you in the near future.

In the meantime I'm about to savour a long weekend away with The Man celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary, so don't expect to hear from me for a couple of days ;-)



  1. love those reindeer tags!! and the crayon technique looks really fun! might need to try that out with my kiddos :).

  2. Love all your projects and your kids' too! Very pretty!

  3. An amazing job Natalie, the old saying is proven here 'ASK A BUSY PERSON AND YOU'LL GET THE JOB DONE'. Well done on all projects.

  4. Dratted silly-wet's. are EVERYWHERE...after seeing what you can do with them, I think I'm gonna have to wish list one...LOVE the joy to the worlds especially...& look! Your girls are as clever as their Mum!!!:):):) have a lovely Adult time away.......I hear it's very HOT down in Vic atm.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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