Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thinking about Christmas

I started this post to talk about Christmas ornaments & being deliberate about making memories for my kids, but first I have just got to say that Blogging makes you do some strange things.


I mean, what normal person would be traipsing around outside on a cold morning wearing PJs and slippers in search of the ever-elusive 'natural lighting' to take a picture of a new crafty creation on the shrubbery?  And by a picture I meant many pictures, on all sides trying to find the best lighting{I found it! If you wanted to know, it was on the side of the bush closest to the house, forcing me to stand between house and shrub. Of course}

Hmmm, where was I going with this? Right, I remember now ;)

When I was a kid, our church had a family ornament making night each Christmas season.  In the large basement room, the adults would make evergreen Christmas wreaths with advent candles in the middle.  The kids would go from Sunday school room to Sunday school room making different ornaments in each.  I still have some ornaments I made as a child  :)

The Christmas season can get busy so easily, and I don't know about you but when it is all over I can often think of things we didn't find time for that I would have liked to do with my boys.  So this year I have decided to be deliberate about making ornaments with my sons (and doing other Christmassy things, too)

So what does this all have to do with you?
I've decided to take you all along for the Yuletide ride! 
I will be showing our Christmas decorations here on the blog, and I will either share directions or a link to the tutorial we used so you can craft along too if you like.  {you might want to. hint, hint. There will be some bribery Christmas cheer involved!}

My plan was to share our first ornament with you today along with all the details, but a faulty internet connection, a migrane, and the general chaos that follows in the wake of three adorable boys conspired against me today, so I'm going to stop here and invite you all back to my blog tomorrow to see our first ornaments get crafted & find out how a little package of Christmas Cheer might be in your future.  Deal? :)

I'm going to link up with MRL's Holiday TTT which is over at she can quilt today.  Don't worry, I made sure the way is clearly marked for you, just click the pretty blue words and I promise you'll end up at the party ;)

I'm also going to link up to really Random Thursday.  I'm not sure there is truly anything random in this post, but I feel random today, and that counts, right?

That's it for now folks, I'll meet you back here tomorrow! :)


Leanne said...

I hope your migrane is gone and that you are having fun with the ornaments. It is a nice picture, given all the fuss and bother, but at least you could wear your slippers and not snow boots, as you would do here.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Great idea to be deliberate in your Christmas making! It'll make your tree very special to have those handmade ornaments! Look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Mama Pea said...

I love your ornament. And I think that's so funny you were traipsing around outside trying to find the perfect place to shoot. Happens to me all the time. Migraines suck. Hope you are feeling better!

Pomegranate Quilts said...

The traipsing was totally worth it - great shot of a beautiful ornament!

Linda in Calif. said...

We try to do a craft project with the kids each year. It sure is fun. Cool that you still your handmade ornaments from childhood. I have some of these clear ornaments waiting to be used, looking forward your next post.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Thank you so much for linking. I just could imagine your little photo op session. I have to agree--there are some of the weirdest things on my camera. And once the picture is taken and put on the blog, the picture no longer needs to be saved--it has served its purpose. I love your idea of sharing your ornaments. And thanks again for linking!