Planning Christmas Crafts!

Planning Christmas Crafts!

ARRRGGG!!!  I was going to show you my progress on the OWL mittens I”m working on, but I’ve lost my SD card!  I have no idea how!  I took a picture this morning, and now there is no SD card in my camera.  ARRRRGGGG!!!!

*Deep breaths*

It’s ok.  I”ll just skip crafting hour today and give everyone a look at what my current crafts are shaping up to look like.  I know, I know.  It’s barely November!  Now, I don’t break out the Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving, but I just have to start earlier when it comes to crafting and gift buying.  Otherwise, it would never get done!  Also, I happen to know that some of the people who read my blog will be getting crafted gifts from me.  So, I’ll be keeping all those crafts a secret.

First up is Christmas Card planning.  Earl and I have a tradition we started when we got married.  Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, the two of us make Christmas cards.  They have to be planned out ahead of time so that we have all the materials, because we certainly don’t want to have to do any last minute shopping on black Friday!  This year we’re doing snowman cards, and I figured I’d give you a sneak peak.  I’ll probably do a few posts related to these cards, but not until after we make them and send them out in the mail.  Keep in mind that the image below is a preview only, the card itself is much cooler!

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I’m also doing some painting work for a friend of mine.  I’ll be painting up as many of the dragons below as I can before Christmas.  I’m not sure how many I can get through, but at least one of them is a *must*.

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Christmas has another impending deadline for me: I really need to finish my brother’s quilt by then!  He got married this summer and I started on a quilt, but haven’t yet finished.  I’ve been working slowly away at it, but I’m not really close enough to done yet.  I’m  hoping to rectify that soon though.  The quilt I’m making for them is the one pictured on the front of Elizabeth Hartman’s Modern Patch Work book.  The colors I’m using are a variety of blues and greens.

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And then of course there’s the *spoiler* that I’m making for my mom, and the *spoilers* I’m making as bulk gifts, oh yeah, and the *spoiler* for my brothers.  Yeah… can’t really talk too much about those yet.  I’m also trying to convince Earl that we should do yearly ornaments as well, like we do with our cards.  Not sure he’s sold yet.

That’s all I got for now!  Its a lot of crafting to do, and not much time to do it in, so off to craft I go!  Look forward to an ornament inspired post on Wednesday, and maybe I”ll even get a finished Friday out if I can ever find my SD card *grumble grumble*.



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