Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Preparations

Each night, we've been working on things for our friends and family.

Last night was Eric's fudge and a sleep shirt with art.  From E: a puppy dog (back side of shirt, using iron-on transfer stuff).
 From Z: The gals from "Frozen" since Papa's softest-sweatshirt-ever! was a nice icy blue.

Tonight, it's peppermint bark and another sleep shirt with art.  For another Papa, the favorite team.  I'm quite impressed with Z's artwork here!
The girls made lots of gift bags this year.  We got plain white ones from Michaels, did chalk pastels and marker drawings and text on many plus attached items like dried oranges with cloves, candy canes made from pipe cleaners, trees decorated from any art medium you can think of and doilies that had the watercolor treatment a la snowflakes.

We painted a lot of wooden ornaments and ceramic ones (also from Michaels) to gift.  Some of our dear ones have some of Cliff's Jarhead Jellies (with hot peppers in some cases).  We utilized Taproot's Print Shop for a gift or two.  We're huge fans of Phoebe Wahl, and we know that some of our friends are too.

Gel sniffers are a new one this year.  They won't look like anything special; but with the high quality doTERRA essential oils, they'll smell like a million bucks (and have healing qualities).

We have plants to give too.  They're little offshoots of some of our favorite air-cleaning, oxygen-giving, indoor plants.  This has been a fun endeavor in that we got to see the roots grown of most of these in water when we clipped them.  They have been beautiful decor, if you will, while we got them ready to share.

I have just recently ordered my soap-making supplies (and candle making supplies, woo hoo--new project).  I'm sure they'll be a happy addition to a normal Winter day.

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