Saturday, December 24, 2011

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas...

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me...


12 drummers drumming...

Friday, December 23, 2011

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas...

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love gave to me...


eleven pipers piping...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

On the Tenth Day of Christmas ...

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me ...




ten lords a leaping...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

On the Ninth Day of Christmas...

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me...


nine ladies dancing...

On the Eighth Day of Christmas...

On the eighth day of Christmas
(one day late, sorry...computer issues)
my true love gave to me...


eight maids a milking...

Monday, December 19, 2011

On the Seventh Day of Christmas...


On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love gave to me...


seven swans a swimming...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

On the Fourth Day of Christmas...

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me...


four calling birds...



This little bird also came a callin'  
bright and early,
13 years ago today...


Happy Birthday Christian!
Another teenager added
in the Snowden clan...
(saints preserve us)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

On the First Day of Christmas...

On the First Day of Christmas
my true love gave to me...




a partridge in a pear tree...


and this little partridge too!
Happy 18th Birthday


to my first baby bird Dredan,
love you always and forever...

Monday, December 12, 2011

I Made it Monday...

I worked my fingers to the bone last week.
I have no idea how this happened.
I felt a little twinge in my finger 
and looked down 
to find this...

a broken blood vessel 
from gripping my creations too tight???
...is that even possible???
 The older I get the more bruises
seem to show up.
I swear, 
I brush by something 
and a few hours later 
it looks as if I've had a run in 
with a baseball bat.
Old age...the joys
This finger incident 
did 
occur after a sleepless night.
So there is no real telling how it happened
 as I was quite possibly 
in a craft coma.
I dragged myself up the stairs at around 
6:30 am
(just as my high school boy was waking up)
He took one look at me and said
"Mom, seriously...you're crazy!"
I concur...
I fitfully "rested" 
for an hour or so 
before I had to get back up 
to get my little ones off to school.
Then it was back to crafting!

Finishing this
(the sign for my booth)
is what took me most of the night,
the frosting atop my crazy cake...


 Here are some of the things 
produced from that night of insanity... 




this pic turned out not so swift...















I must say...
the injuries and such
were worth it.
The Beehive Bazaar was really good to me.
In all the madness 
I forgot to take a 
"before" 
picture of my booth :(
My niece texted me this shot 
near the end of the first day,
looking pretty spare...
(which is a good thing)


then
my son snapped this 
on his phone 
right before "tear down."
Again, 
not such a great shot,
 but it's documentation of some sort...

(capturing the emptiness is the happy part)
So adieu to the shows for awhile,
it was an exhausting fabulous ride...

p.s. a few more vintage Christmas things left in my etsy shop



Monday, December 5, 2011

I Made it Monday...

I've been burning the candle at both ends
AND
been burning each and every tip of my finger
right along with that candle.
I've been covered in 
glitter and webs off hot glue strings
for weeks,
and my poor children 
have been eating a lot of cereal for dinner.

But it's almost here, 


and next week our lives can get back to normal.
Well...
as normal as they can be
with
2 children birthday's
1 husbands birthday
and 
all our Christmas shopping still to do.
"Normal" is relative...

Since it's Monday,
Here are a few of the vintage-ie
things I've finished this week...




AND
hot off the press...
(the glue is literally still drying on these little planters)


Don't forget to come to
The Beehive Bazaar
Thursday-Saturday
and support some cool local crafters.
(me being one of those local crafters, the cool part...debatable)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

He's Baaaaack.....


Our little elf
"Buddy"
has returned from the North Pole.



He was a little late because...


(Not because he is packed away in our pods
and we needed to go get his understudy
from Barnes and Noble.)

The kids were worried about his tardiness, 
especially Smith.
He broke into tears a few days ago and tearfully confessed:
"I touch-ded Buddy at the last Christmas, so I think I took-ded
his magic powers away"
Sooo sad.
But Buddy has arrived
and Christmas has been saved...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Totally Judging A Book By It's Cover...

Books aren't people 
so I'm doing it,
I am...
I'm judging a book by it's cover.

I can't help it.
And
I don't think you could either...

Serious eye candy.

But what makes these even better,
they're classics.
Which means
  the inside is really good too!

I have this one


and this one


and this one


now
 I just have to get these


and these




and these



oh boy...


Happy birthday, Anniversary, Valentines day, Mother's day, Easter, St. Patrick's day, 4th of July, Columbus day 
and a very Merry Christmas (for the next 10 years)
 to me...