Days Until Christmas....

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Martial Arts Ornaments!

I am a firm believer that amid all the "pretty and sparkle" on the Christnas tree, there should be a yearly ornament for each of us to remember the year by.   My two little guys (ages 10 and 6) participate in TaeKwonDo.  They work hard and love their sport.   We found a gem of a studio in town, (Colbert's TaeKwonDo Academy).   My husband and I love that they're learning self-discipline, respect, and self-defense in the midst of their fun!

This year my children's ornaments have been my little secret, in order to surprise them Christmas morning!  They are time consuming, but I enjoy making these Personalized Martial Arts Ornaments.  They are just five and a half inches tall, and hang on the tree by their cute little clothes hanger.   What better way to remember their 2010 year of TaeKwonDo!?  I am sure they will cherish these ornaments and memories on their own tree when they are adults with their own children!

I added a few of these ornaments to my etsy shop.  I guess others were searching for Personalized Martial Arts Ornaments also, because I haven't stopped getting requests!

Best Wishes,

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Is Soon!

This week has been one of Christmas activities; Christmas shopping, parades, concerts, and Christmas parties. Christmas is in full swing at our house! 

My overall, hands-down favorite part of the Season is to neatly package my handmade items to get ready to give or mail to loved ones.  I've been busy this week doing last minute creating too, (secretly getting special ornaments ready for my little Martial Art lovin' boys!)  I'll post photos of those ornaments later this week....but right now, it's Pink Saturday again with Beverly over at HowSweetTheSound, so here's a photo of my favorite pink this week.   

They come in other colors, so check out my etsy shop, but you've got to love this Cottage Pink Poinsettia!  
Cottage Pink Poinsettia
With that, I'm off to finish my evening of crafting as I watch another sappy Christmas Movie.  My Christmas Season cannot be complete heart-touching holiday movies full of happy endings!  

Until next time.....
Warm Christmas Wishes,

Friday, December 3, 2010

Pink German Stars

Imagine a full Christmas Tree of Pink German Stars floating by clear thread, looking as though they are suspended in mid-air!   Magical!

Pink German Stars.  I have done these stars in every color, except pink, until now.  I'm not sure why I haven't ever made pink before, but now in celebration of Pink Saturday, they are!  They won't be my last!  I've just added them to my Etsy shop, too.  

If you love Pink, drop by and visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday.   Beverly is all about pink, so check it out!   (She asked that we share a favorite recipe also, but honestly, my cooking isn't my strong suit.   I'd rather eat these paper stars!  He he he!)

Hopefully, I'll get a chance to blog again before next Saturday.......  Where is the time going!?

Warm Christmas Wishes,