Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Last Batch

Last Batch of homemade holiday cards...sent out in early Jan.1/4/10.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

And Two

cards made 12/21/09.
Two more handmade cards -- the first came from holiday envelope kit that I made at RAH last year, and the second is partially-recycled from a card received last year ('08). I've been holding on to holiday cards that might have the potential to be chopped up and recycled...

Big Pink

taken 12/20/09.

A few nights ago, after the winter storm, our sky turned pink and lavender. Unlike our normal sunsets, the light was reflected (by the snow) onto everything, intensifying the color. I saw the sky change while in our front room & had to rush to find the camera before it passed. At work the next day, a co-worker said she had done the same (little RI!). These photos don't capture the color perfectly, but they're close. And they're entirely untouched.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Snow and Snow and Snow

Sunday's snow storm. Taken 12/20/09.

baby yaris in the snow.
Now that's a storm.
The end.

Deer cards

Two more deer cards (& envelopes made from paper bags). 12/19/09.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Homemade Yarn Tree Card

Yarn Tree Card 12/13/09.
I think I saw this in a holiday magazine last year. Wavy yarn gives the tree a bit of texture, but you could use just about anything. I sewed through the green cardstock, but you could glue each piece of yarn down, horizontally as well. Only made one of these, since they take a while.
Messy back, but this gets glued down onto the card.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Homemade Snowpeep Cards

Snowpeep Cards 12/15/09.

I think Martha Stewart has a version of these somewhere. One tip: thread the scarfs through the paper instead of gluing them between the buttons. This way, the scarves look as though they're actually around the 'neck' of the snowpeep.
Snowpeep with a fancy scarf.
Snowpeep cards in process 12/15/09.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

DIY Crinkly Scarf

Linkshare: DIY Scarf Instructions (and photo) by Jennifer Juniper.

Now if I could just find a single free evening...and keep my eyes open long enough to remind myself how to work that sewing machine...and then grab some fabric and... and... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Cards for 2009

Handmade Holiday Cards, 12/13/09.

Finally! A relaxing weekend with plenty of down time, little to no stress, and a chance for Chris and I to waste away the day watching movies. Since I can't sit still watching t.v. for very long, I dragged my box of scrapbooking paper downstairs and made cards all day. I doubt I'll be able to get many more done...there are still the envelopes to make (if I can find enough paper grocery bags), but I enjoyed every bit of this.How To: This was very easy to pull together. With a Google image search, I found a clip art image (here) of a deer/fawn, printed/cut it out, and used it as a pattern to trace onto various patterned papers. Mount the cut-out deer onto another rectangle and mount on paper that has been folded into a card. Done and done.
I heart wood-grain.
14 and counting...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tree Up

90% hokey handmade ornaments. love. 12/12/09.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

3 Down...50 to go? Homemade Holiday Cards

A short holiday playlist. And a few handmade cards.

The stocking came from a gift tag on a present last year.
Gotta love hambly.
My favorite so far. 50 to go.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Warmly "Shedding Light on Homelessness"

Taken 12/6/09.

I've been sooooo excited to share this. The Street Sights staff recently received our first-ever sweatshirts. Hoodies, actually. They're soft and warm, they're printed and designed well (designed & printed by teens!), and the staff is representin'. Even the hood has "Shedding Light on Homelessness" printed up the left-side. Ever seen a hoodie like that? I doubt it. We've received a number of requests from non-staff members asking if they can purchase one, out of suppor...may be an early 2010 fundraiser!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

First Snow

These last months have been flying by. When that happens, I know I'm too busy or that I need to stop pushing myself so hard. I'm exhausted when I get home and crashing earlier and earlier. this is not working! Somehow it's December and I'm sure 'tomorrow' it'll be over. Anyway.
Above = our first snow, last Saturday night/Sunday morning. We had just picked up our giganto xmas tree...waking up to our first snow fall the following day? Good timing. Before I even had a chance to post these photo of our snow dust, we were dumped on this morning. And this, of course, called for the spontaneous singing of snow-themed songs. ...Until I get in the car and realize I need to drive all the way to Woonsocket. And I have to do it every day we receive these gifts of snow dumps.