Yesterday, I was so excited when a box arrived with our very own Elf on the shelf! My good friend Ali asked me last week if I would like one as she had an extra. Well of course I would! He arrived in a box that I opened after the kids went to bed. They spotted him this morning on the shelf overlooking the kitchen table this morning. I told them we had to name him, and they kept naming kids in their classes, or our dogs’ names. Emmy wanted to name it Ava, as she wants to name pretty much everything Ava. It just didn’t suit him though. So i walked up to him and asked him and he whispered in my ear that his name was “Lollie”. Well, Lollie, let the shenanigans begin!
Also, I wanted to share a couple of projects that I worked on a couple weeks ago, but didn’t get pictures of them before I sent them off to Ali to send her some Christmas cheer as well as some baby shower gifts for her twin sis, Lisa. Ali was kind enough to post some pictures on her blog yesterday so I wanted to share with you.
I found an awesome vintage book at the Salvation Army called “The Littlest Snowman”. It had great pictures in it and I knew I could use it for something, but what?
Ah-ha! Inspiration! And I knew it would make a great gift for Ali! I got to work stacking pages, measuring, and cutting triangles. I hot glued the triangles each 2″ apart with a cream and gold ric rac. And here it is in Ali’s house! Photos courtesy of Ali.
Also, sticking with the snowman theme, I found an adorable vintage looking snowman in my christmas craft stash. I knew he would be perfect for a jar snow globe and would go perfectly with the bunting. I hot glued him to the jar lid, and I also glued a little candy cane in his hand. Here he is….
It is so fun making gifts for friends, especially when you have that “ah-ha” moment and know exactly what you want to make for them. I couldn’t wait for her box to arrive, and was so happy she loved it! Thanks, Ali, for letting me share the pictures!
Also, I wanted to let you know that my friend Gwen at The Bold Abode asked me to participate in her Christmas Mad Lib. It was so fun- just wait til you hear the version of Deck The Halls that was created from my mad libs!