Dec 7, 2008

Staying Busy!

So now when people ask me when the baby's due (which is happening much more frequently) it's fun to speak in past tense. "Yesterday!" Oh my gosh, how do you feel is inevitably one of the next questions. "Unfortunately, I feel FRICKIN' fine!" is my reply.

If nothing happens by Tuesday I'm still plannin' on working because lets face it. I NEED to stay busy. Here's how I stayed busy today...I made Christmas gifts. I baked a double batch of two different kinds of cookies and then hand crafted these fun little gift bags. I highly recommend it as an inexpensive way to make bulk Christmas gifts. I made a Christmas tree "stamp" out of a sponge and hand stamped the bags, adding a bit of gold glitter for pizazz. I then used a marker to write Merry Christmas and the people's names on them and below the tree is a bible verse "for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." -Luke 2:11. I finished them off by putting the cookies and a copy of the cookie recipes inside and tying them shut with some curled gold ribbon.

I made 16 filled bags (but the bags came out so great that I decided to make 30 extra bags in case I want to give away more or use them for other gifts!). The first one went off to our new (super nice, extremely reasonably priced) plow guy. The rest will go to neighbors and friends.


Cheryl said...

Oh how festive! You are so crafty and productive! Wish I had half your energy. Now I hope you'll go take a nap, cuz I'm waiting for minute by minute updates on your blog of how the baby is coming along. :-)

Angie Cousins said...

Other than my mother you might be one of the craftiest people I know! Too bad you're going to have a baby any day or I would have you come help me with the Christmas ornaments I'm making (I may need help)!:)