Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Much Merriment

Gnome Sleeping Bag and my original creation- a bed side spool table
A pair of Wee Folk Art inspired gnomes and another original creation- a padded mushroom spool table

Ready to see Santa

Momma's cookie helper and taster

Momma's cookie theft (look how guilt yet innocent he looks!) 

Opening their annual tree ornament

The tree is done, phew! 

Crafting a snowflake garland

Gingerbread house with Daddy

Greenery from our yard for pillar hangings- we made 6... we have lots of pillars. 

and they were free, all materials from our yard. Beat that Traders Joe's for $7 a pop! 

I am going to take a break until after Christmas. I would encourage you all - and at times even myself-to enjoy this time with your children. Include them in everything. It doesn't have to look perfect or pretty. The memories and experiences are far more valuable than a nice photo. I also am pretty sure that no children were included in what Martha Stewart makes either! What fun is that? Children learn through being included in all aspects of our lives. Let them enrich yours as well. They will remember it always

I might pop in to post a few photos of any last minute elfing, but until then- Merry Christmas!  

Here is a poem I read the kids today. They loved it! 

'Christmas Bells' poem by Henry Wadsworth

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till, ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The Carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said;
‘For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!’

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
‘God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!


  1. Have a very merry Christmas with your beautiful family!

  2. What wonderful Christmas activities! I love your little gnome bed!!

  3. Thank you both! @ Suzie- I am loving your blog! Congrats on your little one. It seems we both will have 2012 babes.

    @Maria- I am so happy Courdy is all better!!! We were praying for her and we continue to love our polar bear hats!

  4. What a cute little doll and lots of Christmas fun!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am looking forward to reading more of your posts!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  5. Looks like lots of holiday cheer! Love that little gnome sleeping bag!

  6. Thank you both April and Angie! I also love your blog @ April (you too Angie but you already know that!). I am so happy we found each other! Merry Christmas ;)

  7. So lovely, all of it. I LOVE a homespun Christmas.

    Yuletide blessings...

  8. Lovely :-) I love your gnomes! Merry Christmas, Kelly

  9. Your gnomes and sleeping bag are wonderful! As well as your family and holiday cheer. I would love it if you would share at my sharing party at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/12/merry-christmas-sharing-saturday-11.html. Merry Christmas!!

  10. Thank you Carrie! I would be happy to share. What an amazing blog you have! Merry Christmas to you and yours ~

  11. I love making gnome sleeping bags for my kids gnomes or to give as presents to my friends kids, but I especially love your bedside spool-adorable! Merry Christmas!

  12. Thank you Sunshine Mama! I love your spaceship ;)

  13. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will join us again this week! I also hope you had a very Merry Christmas!


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