I need to quit looking at blogs! There are so many people doing such cute holiday crafts and have such great ideas and I wanna do them all!
Monday my better half flew to Canada, so as soon as he was
It's kind of a cool place.
He doesn't like me in there.
I mess up his stuff.
I've also been accused of throwing things away (my #1 rule: if they haven't been used in a decade we don't need them)
(He gets a little bent out of shape when I throw his stuff away.)
Anywayz, I was trying to cut out blocks of wood with this:
A measly piece of equipment as far as I'm concerned. It was very slow and driving me crazy. I just needed to cut out some blocks for the cutest craft and this was taking way too long.
In the corner I spy this:
It's called a chop-saw. I asked my son-in-law if he would show me how it worked and "would it cut a 2x4?" Wow! That was the funnest time I've ever had. My son-in-law had to leave the man-cave cause I made him nervous. But I promise I was being careful. I wouldn't dare cut off a digit cause I would have to go the ER and my co-workers would mock me.
After I cut the 2x4 up I was seaching for other pieces of wood to cut up. If it was loose I cut it up cause it was so fun! Then I ran out of wood, dangit! I can see why buying power tools becomes a must. I also used an electric sander. The whole experience made me wonder why I had become a nurse instead of a professional user of power tools. It was really a rush!
Anyway, I saw this idea for these Nativity Blocks here and totally fell in love.
The above picture is the blocks from Make it Work Mom's blog.
I loved the story she had about the Nativity and I wanted to do a set with each of my grandkids this year.
The plan: On Black Friday.... the day after Thanksgiving the grandkids and I will be doing the Nativity blocks while the daughters and daughters-in-law do these.
Go to Cherie's blog to see how to do this darling wreath! This is a picture of her finished wreath....uhm, I stole it from her blog....is that OK?
It's going to be total chaos! I can hardly wait.
I did a set of the Nativity blocks already just to practice. They are so cute. I might not do all the pieces. I didn't have stickers like the above picture had so I bought some Nativity clipart. There's 12 characters in each set.
That's a lot of blocks.
My oldest daughter-in-law has 4 of my 6 grandkids.
That's 48 blocks in her home....
strewn across the house.......
being thrown through a big window....
against an offending sibling's forehead....
On second thought, maybe I'll not do the animals, angels and drummer boy.
Anywayz, aren't they the sweetest!
We are all excited about making the Christmas wreath with ornaments.
So, I really need to quit looking at blogs and all the cute ideas out there. My head is going to explode! And my better half can't afford anymore power tools. Christmas is just around the corner and I'm pretty sure he needs to buy me diamonds or something.