Sunday, January 11, 2009

Warm and Toasty

For my Mom's birthday I decided to make her a pair of slippers I had seen in a Martha Stewart magazine.

They turned out so cute I decided to make a pair for my sister since I had her name for Christmas.

C decided he really like the slippers too... and wore Grammy's all around the house before I could get them in the mail.

So, I traced his little foot and made him a pair too!

Unfortunately, he doesn't like them as much as he liked Grammy's and this is about the only time I could snap a photo of him wearing them!

I have just enough wool felt left over to make myself a pair! We'll see if I ever get around to it!

Christmas Cards

This year I decided to Gocco Print our Christmas Cards!

First I designed the card.

Then I gathered all the supplies:

Then I "flashed" my screen.

Here's what it looks like all inked up:

And here was my first practice print:

And then I went into production mode, laying cards out to dry wherever I could find the space.

I printed a bunch of these... and I even made some postcard versions... which I might sell on etsy for 2009! (If I'm brave enough!)

Happy Christmas!


For the second year in a row, I participated in an online ornament swap.

Here's how it works: You sign up and are matched with 10 other people. You then make 10 ornaments and send them to those people. Then you sit back and wait for 10 ornaments to appear in your mailbox! Both years I've really enjoyed making the ornaments and it's so fun to get 10 unique and handmade ornaments in the mail!

This year I used felt to make some little twigs:

I got a lot of cool ornaments in return. I have a little Christmas tree where I display all 10... and then each year I plan to add them to our big Christmas tree.