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Friday, 7 December 2012


This week marks the crazy run up to Christmas. Rushing around, shopping, Christmas plays at school, Christmas party with work, etc etc etc. I’m tired already!!  

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m trying to do a “Handmade Christmas” this year and making at least 1 gift for everyone in my family. I’ve decided that handmade ornaments are the way forward this year!!

So far, I’ve managed to turn my hand at:

Russian doll
Orson the Christmas Reindeer

Gunter the Christmas Penguin


I’ve gotten a request from my Bestie for a cuter reindeer….I'll post later about that project!

While I was working on that, Theo and I were talking about Christmas presents. He’s heard me mention to his Dad countless times about a Smash Book...this is definitely on my Christmas list this year. If you’ve not seen these before, go and check them out NOW!! 

I love organization and this book is genius.

I guess the word Smash book has been in Theo’s subconscious for weeks now ‘cause he asked me the other day if he could make one for himself….How awesome is this kid????
He wants to make something himself. *cue proud mom*

We collected all of his outdated Annuals from him room and started cutting out all of the images he liked. I was amazed at how precise his cutting skills were. He’s only 6.

 After we’d cut all the pictures he wanted, we got out the Mod Podge.  We used a spiral note book that someone had given him for his birthday as our book.

Theo arranged the layers of images as he wanted and even found the T H E O for his name!

He now has something super personal that he created, to fill with anything he wants. He’s become quite the little artist recently….

We love this project and it was great to spend time together, crafting. 


  1. Hi there! I'm Hanna. I found you through Tuesday's blog hop, I'm just really late:) I love making new friends!!! I am your newest follower via GFC. Happy Holidays! You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    xooxo Hanna

  2. there is nothing like handmade at christmas!

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):

    happy weekend to you!


  3. Very cute ornaments!

    I'd like to invite you to our Sunday and Monday Meet & Greet Blog Hop!

    Come link up and join in the fun :)


  4. Wonderful little ornaments. Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.

  5. I love your felt ornaments! So cute. I used to make smash books when I was a kid with scotch tape and glue- I only recently learned about the wonderous Mod Podge. I'm your newest follower from the Serenity Saturday hop. Feel free to share this is at the link-up I'm hosting: http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/12/sweet-saturday-30-happy-holiday-wreath.html, Have a great day!

  6. How sweet! And the ornaments are so cute.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  7. Wonderful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a Merry Christmas!

  8. I found you over @ call me PMC link up :)
    Your newest follower!
    P.s. I found a cure for the christmastime craziness...

  9. So cute! I've always tried to get that blanket stitch mastered...I don't know if it's because I'm a lefty or not...Yes, I'll blame it on that :) Your smash book is fantastic! Definitely a must try for the Christmas break. I hope you are well!!

  10. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Have a great week.