As some of you know. I was so stressed about Christmas Day. This face made all my efforts so worth it. I hope that all of you reading this had a very Merry Christmas!
Archive for December, 2007
Well, Here it is…….Tah Dah! My Pink Christmas Tree! I know the sight of it may make some people sick. It is not traditional. Please, keep in mind this is what my 5 year old daughter asked for. She totally loves her tree this year. Ya know what? Making her happy is my job! She helped decorate. She is so proud of her tree. We, will have to put it up every year for her. This year it is our only tree we have up. I hope Santa likes it 🙂
I decided to set up a charity knit a long avent. It will be taking place through the group I started on Ravelry. The web address is http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/itty-bitty-knits/topics if you are joined up with Ravelry. If you are not a ravelry member look for info here on my blog. OK, It’s time to get this rolling. This is what I am thinking so far. Anyone is welcome anytime to participate. Please check back this may have to be edited or updated . I will post if it is updated at all.
- There will be a new thread for every month of the KAL. ex. January KAL. It will list all the information we need for that months KAL.
- I think deadlines should be the last day of the month to have everything mailed to the person handling the donation.
- I would like for the person hosting KAL that month to choose the hospital or charitable organization we donate too. I am also asking the person who will be hosting the KAL on their month please check the guidelines for the hospital or charity we will be donating to. Hospital and charity regulations will vary on what they will accept and possibly how they accept it. Please post that information to the proper thread for your month. I’d hate to see someones hard work not be accepted because there was a lack of information.
- Anyone participating in the KAL can do as little as 1 or as many hats they desire to donate. It’s up to you!
- Please check the monthly post for the KAL. To make sure to make sure your hat’s meet hosipital/charity regulations. My biggest concern would be the yarn choice and sizes. Some of you were nice enough to post the different measurements as a guide to help with size. Please be sure make the hats 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch smaller than the head measurement. To insure a snug fit.
- I don’t want to limit anyones choices on patterns they choose. I would say use your best judgement and pick something fun from the one of the itty-bitty books. Try something new. Do a different one every month. Just check for the hosipital/charity regulations as to what may or may not be acceptable.Also, Please note everyone is welcome to participate in the KAL. The more the merrier! If you do not own the books or have Library access to them There will be a free basic patten you can use. Or if you have one that meets the guidelines your welcome to use what you have 🙂
Hey, I had too.. She comes out in the living room so casually from her bedroom, dressed in this getup. I just about feel over in laughter. Kids are the best entertainment. I totally love these moments. I love her quirky personality. She told me she wanted to be an art teacher. She looks like she could be artsy. I love that she had on her leg warmers..
Today, I am doing my normal schedule. Just about every week I gladly sit through 4 hours of gymnastics. It is my knitting time actually. Today, another lady sat next to me and said. This is great I brought my knitting with me too. I was excited to see what she was working on. So, when she sat next to me I began asking her about her project. I told her about mine. She was working on felted clogs. The lady was on her 9th pair for Christmas. I was glad I asked. I flipped my pattern over in my plastic protector to show her the same fiber trends pattern lol.. I said I will be starting mine in January. I had it with me to look over just in case I wanted to take a knitting break and read something. Everyone came over to look at what we were doing. I think people were thinking we planned this! Like most knitters I do keep a project with me for those times and places where you just sit and wait. Let’s see every week since June I have taken my knitting to gymnastics. I am now wondering if people think I am rude. Hmm not that I care. I can talk and knit at the same time. I think people we getting a better idea of that today with my new knitting buddy. Some made fun of us. Some were interested in our projects. Non knitting people say the weirdest things sometimes…to people who knit. I might go more in to this tomorrow. I was just excited to tell everyone about my new knitting buddy! It just hit me I need to go to bed.. Soo, tired. Night Ya’ll
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Well we been working on this for 2 nights. My theme this year is ginger bread people. I love primitive looking things. My daughter every 5 minutes asks me if they are dry yet. We had such a good time making these. I thought it was a great craft to do with the kids. I wanted to post my recipe for these. You can do any shape you want
Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
3 Cups Cinnamon
2 1/2 Cups Cinnamon Apple sauce
1/2 cup white craft glue
2 TBS ground cloves
Mix Cinnamon, applesauce and glue util the dough is well blended. This took a little time. Add in the cloves and nutmeg. Once all ingredients are mixed you may need to knead the dough. It should be thick and sort of stiff like cookie dough.
If dough is too wet add a little cinnamon sparingly. If dough is too stiff to roll out then add a little applesauce or craft glue ( be careful adding glue you have some room to do so just don’t over do it)sparingly to get desired consistency.
Take dough and form a ball to roll out. Dough should be like a 1/4 inch thick after rolled. Use desired cookie cutter shapes. I laid them out on the shiny side of freezer paper. Please note, you will want to turn these over periodically every 4 to 6 hours initially while they are starting to dry. This will prevent the edges from curling up. You will notice that they will also shrink and become smaller than the original size. I would recommend using larger shapes over the smaller ones. You can also sprinkle a little of any of the spices used out on the rolling mat and on top of the dough to prevent dough from sticking to the mat and pin. Make sure to put a hole in the ornament for hanging. You could use a straw or a toothpick to get the desired size needed for your ribbon to fit through the hole. Keep in mind shrinkage. Make the hole a little larger than you think it should be.
Drying time Should take 3 to 5 days setting out. If you get antsy like me this is what to do…..I left mine sit for a day then decided to turn on the oven to 200 degrees. Place them on a lined cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place them the pre-heated oven for 30 minuted them flip them to the other side and place back in the oven for another 30 minutes. I would flip them in the oven every 30 minutes until dry.
After they are dry and completely cool feel free to decorate them with glitter glue, fabric or paint. Enjoy!
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Have you seen him? Is he at your house? Our Elf’s name is Jack. He has come from the North Pole to keep a keen eye on Tiffany. Every night he reports to Santa at the North Pole about if Tiffany has been naughty or nice. He returns the next morning before she wakes up. He is hiding in a new place. Jack is the first thing she looks for now when she wakes up. I love Jack! I can’t wait for him to come back next year. What a wonderful tradition to have with your children.