Happy New Year 2010! Tonight we have a blue moon which I consider to be very lucky. It already sounds like it will be a good year! XOXO
Thursday, December 31, 2009
When our kids were young, Santa always came to Grandy and Grandpa's on Christmas Eve...in a borrowed Santa Suit from our neighbors "The Horsts"...well now that we have so many new little kids in the family, we decided it was time for the Francis Family to have their own Santa Suit! I sewed the suit up in a very nice cotton velvet and Richard made the belt and the jingle bells!
On December 8th, we finally got around to putting decorations on the tree. I love the way the white lights look and could go all of December like that, but it is "tradish" around here to put all the old school decorations from when the boys were little. Will put the star on this year and he didn't even need a ladder! Yikes!
Will and Jack have always been good about helping me with my holiday card idea! This year I wanted to use a cartoon tutorial that I bought from Designer Digitals by Cassie Jones. It showed me how to take our photos and turn them into a bit of comic relief! Very Cool. I had some of them printed up in black and white and then hand colored the word bubbles. Others were sent electronically this year to save some resources!
This year I made a wreath using lots of old found objects. Some of the little tags and bobbles came from our neighbor in Redondo Beach and others came from Aunt Helen and Walter house down in New Prague. The little pipe cleaner people remind me of my childhood!