Saturday, December 3, 2011

Crafty Things

I can tell Christmas is coming by the amount of mess in my craft room! I've been busy as a bee making cards, ornaments and starting several sewing projects.

Here are some things I've done this week:

Tree ornaments, waiting for the loop of string so they can be hung on the Chrismtas tree.


Christmas cards.


For many years we have done a Jesse Tree to celebrate advent. However, now that the kids are older, it just wasn't appropriate for them. Young adult men just don't get the same thrill out of placing cute little ornaments on a tabletop tree. ;-)

So this year I came up with something different. I put together a candle centerpiece. Each night from December 1-25, we light a candle and read a passage of scripture and talk about the characteristics of Jesus from that passage. So far, it's been great.

Here is the centerpiece.


Even Emily has gotten into the swing of things and her sewing machine has been going too.


What have you been crafting?