Friday, December 2, 2011

Random on Friday

Today I have had a little baby clinging to me. Literally. He hangs and fusses and clings.

 This is life with little ones and hopefully he will be better tomorrow. It was still a good day and I was inclined to celebrate with a yummy drink in a pretty wine glass.

High fructose corn syrup and caffeine always tastes better in a wine glass. It was a simple way to celebrate the day while cooking dinner. *Cheers*

Celebrating the small things. Sometimes the best gifts are the small ones. This week I made a few small gifts and wanted to create a lovely wrapping for the gifts.  

 This was perfect and so easy. In fact, this has been one of my favorite wrappings to sew to date!
It closes up into a pretty flower like pouch. You can find the wonderful tutorial HERE!! You need not be an expert seamstress to make these either:-) Wouldn't you love to get a small gift in one of these beauties?

 Speaking of beauties, Journee found this little guy last night near our chicken lot. He has injured his wing so she brought him inside and has been nursing his wounds.
He is a winter ruddy duck. A male, and boy is he feisty! We hope to rehabilitate him and set him free. If the wing does not heal, we will keep him around the property with our other ducks. He's sure a soft little fella and we are enjoying him.

Finally, in lieu of crafting another gift this week, we decided to make some ornaments. The girls had a friend stay over for the night and so we whipped up some good old fashioned salt dough.
 The girls rolled the dough out and used cookie cutters to make ornaments.
 Even Zeb had a great time rolling his dough out all by himself.
 Tomorrow we will pull out all the craft paint to color them and add some yarn to hang them on the tree.
Need the recipe?

Salt Dough

1/2 C salt
1 C flour
1/2 C water
Mix well and knead. Bake at 200 for about 2 hours.

It's a Christmas memory for the making.

Have a beautiful weekend!


  1. It's wonderful making Christmas memories.. Thanks for sharing

  2. Hope the duck heals quickly!

    Love your little pouch. Thanks for linking :)

  3. You can't beat saltdough decorations, I still have them on the Christmas tree from when my kids were young:)


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