So this is a fun surprise, i went to download my pics, and this cute one popped up! My husband must have taken it when i was sleeping. So perfect to share!!
Today I'm heading out to Chicago to be with family. My cousin just had a baby, and my Grandma is 99 so the house with be packed with all ages! (wish us luck that we make it there in the snow) I'll be taking a little blogging break, so i hope you all enjoy the Holidays.
Now that the whole DT has posted their Holiday Projects, it's my turn. My post is going to be a little different with the Hambly projects at the end. Last week i invited a bunch of friends over last minute for dinner & crafts. I wasn't really sure how it was all going to come together in less than a week, but i have some special people who helped a lot (Thanks Meg, Cass & Zach).
We first enjoyed a wonderful dinner, complete with Christmas colored appetizers, fun cocktails and yummy desserts!
I melted mints in the oven at 250 degrees to make peppermint brownies. I also made this croquembouche for the first time at Thanksgiving, it was such a hit i made it again, and also included eclairs, for the chocolate lovers.
After dinner we took everything off the table and it became the craft table! (yes this is the same table pictured above) It was so much fun. I bought 8" x 10" blank canvas and DIY wood bangles for everyone. Then i grabbed a bunch of Hambly rub-ons (i always have a tons of open packs at the studio) some ranger dabbers & claudine hellmuth studio acrylic paints. It was fun to see what everyone came up with! Love what my friend Cara did with her canvas, she did a cute painting and added some rub-ons for the border and a few other places. (it's still in progress here)
The bracelets were also fun. We painted them using Claudine's Studio inks, they dry fast and are perfect for the rub-ons to adhere to. I (of course) played with the doilies rub-ons.
Jenn layered the rub-ons on hers. ( i think this was her first time using rub-ons.....)
Here's Jenn modeling the bracelets we made. (she also wore the black one to her show on sunday, must be a good craft project if you were it on stage when singing!) We are hoping to start craft night once a month in 2010.
Our tree turned out so cute!Here are the ornaments I made 2 years ago .
These were the presents i wrapped last night! I ran out of ribbon, so i used yarn instead, and i like the way it turned out even better! (love it when that happens). Also made cute little clear tags with our rub-ons!