Lots of crafting lately

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Names of Jesus Garland

Wow – it certainly wasn’t my intent to quit posting so much. I’ve been busy crafting, and it’s been fun.

Every year, our nieces and nephews get pajama bottoms from us for Christmas. Well, actually our entire immediate family gets new pajamas – we open ours on Christmas Eve and then sleep in them that night. It’s a lot of fun. It also means that I’ve had 9 sets of pajama bottoms to sew. Samuel helped me pick the fabric out this year. It’s kept me busy, to say the least.

I’ve also been doing a LOT of digital scrapbooking lately too. Last year we gave our parents a “starter” scrapbook of the past year. This year they’ll be getting more pages for their books (I can say that here because neither set of parents reads my blog, lol). I quit scrapping for a while because we don’t have a good place for me to leave a project for very long. Then I discovered digital scrapping, and I’m back at it. I can do nicer layouts in a fraction of the time I could do before, and I can save them midway through if I need to stop. It’s wonderful!

Caleb just ran over to me with his fingers on his lips to tell me to hush. Guess I’m typing too loud. Silly boy!

Jewelry orders have kept me pretty busy too, but I’m so thankful for that! The jewelry is so fun to make, and the income is a big help too. I’m working on a butterfly necklace and bracelet for a friend’s little girl right now – hopefully it turns out as cute as it is in my mind! My mom and Stephen’s mom’s bracelets both need birthstones added too.

Samuel has also been helping me make Names of Jesus garlands for Christmas gifts. I made one a couple weeks ago (the picture at the top of the post), and I love having the reminder of the real reason of Christmas hanging in my living room! There’s a tutorial to make the garland at The Homespun Heart. She also has instructions for one for Easter too.

Hopefully as projects get completed things will slow down around here, but at least it’s been enjoyable!

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  1. I love the Names of Jesus garland! I think I’m going to try to make one.

    It’s so good to have plenty to do!

    Is digital scrapping easy? I’ve looked at it, but I’m not hugely technical – blogging is about my limit! I may have to try it in the coming year because I’d love to make some decent-looking layouts.

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