Wednesday, November 28, 2007

In the craft mood

I LOVE making crafts for family and friends. For Christmas we have made the best little place mats.
We used brown paper bags and cut them to make the mat. Then we got Ginger Bread boy and girl print outs.

Then we cut them out on this cute christmas fabric. We made a girl and a boy for each place mat. We glued the ginger boy on half way then we stuffed him with cotton to make him puff up. We did the same for the girl. Then we glued on eyes and a smile and buttons. Then we made a cute little border out of the left over fabric.

We made them for my mother- in-law. She loved them and has them on her table now. We will start tomorrow on my mother's. I think instead of ginger bread men we are going to do Christmas trees for her. I can't wait. Give it a try and bless someone with a homemade gift of love.

Cookie Time

Part one:
As a new mother I do not have any recipes of my own. For Thanksgiving we made wonderful sugar cookies. We spent a lot of time decorating them and writing thankful notes on them for our family. They loved them. We plan on doing something along those lines for Christmas also.

Part two:
I did not grow up with a cooking family tradition. I really want things to be different for my children. We spend about two weeks before Christmas watching old Christmas movies. We pull out the sleeper sofa and we cuddle together. It is a great time.

I want them to have a passion for making a house a home.

Part three:
Psalm 1 is where God has our family right now.

1 Happy are those
who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread,
or sit in the seat of scoffers;
2 but their delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law they meditate day and night.
3 They are like trees
planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season,
and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.

Have a blessed day friends... your are his bride too!

slow down and just be

slow down and just be