Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmastime at our house

Merry Christmas!
School is out, and I finally have a second to sit down and say hello.
I have never had a busier 3 months in my life!

Sunday I snapped this quick picture of the kids after church.
I love those three little kids more than anything in the world.
Trey was adamant about taking this picture of the girls and I.
Thanks Trey!

 Sunday morning while getting ready for church I found this bow tie in treys closet.  The thought of him wearing it to church made me giggle with delight, but i knew he would strongly object.

"My friends will make fun of me!" he protested.

"Oh but trey think of baby Jesus, we like to dress up extra nice for him around Christmastime." I said.:)

Next thing I knew he was wearing it!  He is such a tender hearted little guy.  He was the most Handsome little man in his bow tie and missing front tooth.

Thinking about baby Jesus had him wearing that bow tie all the way up to the church doors, where he then ripped it right off saying "It's not worth it mom!"  

Ha!  It was worth this priceless picture though!

Charlotte doesn't go anywhere this winter without this cute hat her aunt toad sent her in the mail.
 {I have been sewing}
I made a couple of these Cozy Car Caddys for Christmas gifts.
I followed this tutorial from a great blog called Homemade by Jill.
 Thanks for the idea Jill!

 It opens up into a little car garage and road.


{ trey has been crafting like a CHRISTMAS fool}

he made this christmas card holder.
(originally found on martha stewart.com)

 you just need:

12 or 14 inch wooden embroidery hoop
small wooden clothes pins
glue gun

*all supplies were purchased at Joanns

hot glue the clothes pins about 1 1/2 inches apart.
make sure every other pin faces the opposite direction.

then just tie a ribbon on top and hang!

{Candy Garland}

what you need:

sour patch kids


{Paper Christmas Garland}

trey saw this idea at a baby shower thrown by my good friend erin, and wanted to give it a try.  he made it completely by himself.

 how to do it:
use a scalloped circle punch to cut a bunch of circles....
place two circles on top of each other...
sew right through the middle....
when you reach the end of the circle sew about 10 stitches until you feed the next circle through.

 when your done open the circles and hang!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!


deonthemom said...

Tanya, I love your blog. Please put more of your adorable crafts up! I am SO making that car caddy for my nephew this year!

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Great post! My favorite part is the Christmas card holder. It's so cute and looks easy to make. :)

Our Little Bubble said...

your kids are adorable... and that baby hat is uber cute!!! Merry Christmas!

jlthomas said...

I am so impressed by Trey! Way to go!

homemade by jill said...

I can't wait until my kids get into crafting - it looks so fun. I hope Trey likes his car caddy. Thanks for the mention!

Your kids are so gorgeous. Merry Christmas!

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Bessie said...

Charolette is so big and so adorable! Looks like your having a great christmas holiday so far! Love that trey is crafting with you. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Oooh loving it all and the bowtie was great! Such a cute little family!


Unknown said...

amazing!!! Tell Trey that he needs to give his aunt Pam lessons in crafting. And I think Charlotte needs a hug and a smooch from me... I may be driving to your house tomorrow.

Annie said...

I have been reading your blog for a while but this is the first time I have left a comment. :) Your crafts are so cute. I love the Christmas paper garland. I am definitely going to store that idea away for next Christmas. :)