Friday, December 24, 2010

The toddler Jesus

The toddler Jesus
Originally uploaded by craft room

I don't know about you, but when I picture "baby Jesus" it is in a manger. And he is just that: "Baby" Jesus.
And then, we got these Christmas Cards this year. In both of these cards, Jesus is a 'big boy'. Look at his long legs hanging over Mary's arms. Are they just leaving Target? And he didn't make it?

Was Jesus ever 2?
Was he a toddler?
The 'little Angel"?
Did his Mother and Father think he was the most perfect little creature on the planet?
Was Mary in a Mother's group?
(Did her friends know who they were playing with?)

And really, when did he sleep through the night?

Merry Christmas Eve to you all.
I hope there are lovely angelic toddlers ALL around you this holiday season!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Glitter Christmas!

My Grandmother (my Mother's Mother) was a lover of all things "glitter". Sparkle=good, and "more is more". (could this be hereditary?) She could exercise her passion with reckless abandon at Christmas time. And she did.
She made lots of decorations, and among them, was a tree like this. So I grew up with a velvet jewel tree that came out each year. It was marvelous! I studied it. And as a girl, I could not believe that she had used her beautiful jewelry and sacrificed it for a "project". !

When my Grandmother passed away, this was among her things! I expressed my strongest preference for this tree. And I got it. (I'm so lucky)

There is a real "Ike" pin in there.
And, although I realize that she did not actually pull these pieces directly from her jewelery box, I am still AMAZED at the quantity of bracelets and necklaces that are here. The tree is sitting on beautiful green velvet.

And whats more, the whole thing was done before glue guns! Impressive.

Merry Christmas to all. May you all hold the love of family close. And I hope you all have treasures that sparkle all around you.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Crafting in the New Year

In the New Year, my friend Kathy and I are going to play a new game.
We had so much fun with our Project Project Runway that we are going to carry on with our amusements.

We are 'daring' ourselves and each other to Iron Craft: 52 weeks of Craft Challenges. !!
We will welcome any and all to join us in the fun. You can do as many or as few of the challenges as you like. We'd love to have you!

Check out our site. Dec 30 the first challenge will be announced.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar
Originally uploaded by craft room
Nan sent an Advent Calendar to us. We opened the first window, and it was a lolly pop. Her Daddy had already made the miscalculation of teaching her what that was first hand, so she was pretty excited.