It's starting to get scabby now so sorry for the kinda yucky picture. I was a bit nervous that it would hurt here on my wrist but it literally took 10 minutes and was no big deal. Now both my kiddos are forever inked on my skin YAY!
Here are the pictures of the tin. The first shows the top, the second is the bottom, and the last shows the inside and the goodies that I shoved in there. I made two pairs of earrings, one is a Christmas Cookie set and the other is a candy cane set. I made a Santa pin out of poly clay that looks more like a gnome, some mini ornaments, a grow a Rudolph, some little wintery buttons and findings, two lampwork snowmen beads, and two cutie paper cut outs. I hope my partner wasn't too disappointed in what she received! Actually the more I look at it, I think it's actually a really cute little tin!
First we have the Wikipedia entry all about Christmas... I never knew it was also know as Christmastide...
To find out how Christmas works visit http://www.howstuffworks.com/christmas.htm
Although if you don't know how Christmas works then you are an idiot and I am surprised you are even able to read!
This looks like fun http://www.northpole.com/
Welcome to Santa's Secret Village. Watch out the secret is now out
Okay that search did nothing for my Holiday Spirit! Someone help me here please! Like seriously give me a present or something.......
I haven't been making much lately as I have been trying to finish up some things for Christmas gifts and had to finish the 3 swaps I was in. I did find time to make these earrings which I love. I need to find more of these star beads as I think they are wonderful!!
I am really loving plastic beads and such right now and used some hearts for this necklace. It's one of my favorites. The little hearts were in a mystery bag of beads I ordered from OMGLia. I gotta find out where this girl gets all her beads from. She gets some wonderful stuff in stock! I have some other ideas for a few of the other things she sent me.
Silver Owl. Kinda strange how much I like this considering I am terrified of birds!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these earrings!!!! I wear them all the time.
Here is a Christmas Altoids tin I received in a swap. She used the Nutcracker as a theme. This is the inside of the tin. Isn't it beautiful?
The outside of the tin is so girly and totally me! I love when people make the perfect things for me.
Lots of holiday themed jewelry was found inside my tin. I love the santa necklace and green square shaped earrings.
I haven't been crafting much lately since things on the homefront have been a bit different but I plan on getting back into to things tonight. I have three large projects to finish before Christmas and if I don't get going now they will never get done!
Speaking of Christmas I am at a loss here for good gift ideas for Adia. She is asking for dolls and such but she never plays with them so it's like throwing money away. She is getting a Nintendo DS but she is getting it from my ex and I can't very well give her games for something that she hasn't received yet ( she will be opening presents with me before she does with them) I was going to get her some Webkinz but we don't have a computer at home anymore so that won't work. Maybe some Wii games?? I am sure I will figure it out before the time comes. Seems like it gets harder every year to shop.
I am still swapping, just decided to slow down for the holidays. I am currently doing an ornament swap, 12 Days of Christmas swap, and another altered Altiods tin swap. I haven't worked on any of them for the past week. I need to get in gear since I need to send out the 12 Days swap on December 1st. Thankfully that one is almost finished. I am seriously stumped on what to do for the ornament swap, none of the ones I have made so far are very good in my opinion. Oh well that is another one I am sure I will figure out if only I could get motivated!
I finally got a Disney swap package in the mail! Thanks so much to Endlessly Intricate! She made a shirt for each of the kids and a PINK TINKERBELL shirt for me! Oh how I do love pink and you can't go wrong with Tink. Three ami's, a Pooh Bear, Mike, and Mickey. Some super cute resin magnets with Tink, Pooh, Buzz, and the Cheshire cat. Then there is the aweseomest Cheshire cat bag EVAH! I wish I could crochet like this. I cant even make scarf without it going all wonky on me. This package was definitely well worth the wait!
I reconned an old ugly necklace into this beauty with matching earrings. I am not even going to put it up for sale cause I love it that much! The old necklace has some other interesting beads that will get made into something eventually.
See I told you I would make this charm into a super cute bracelet. Me thinks that there are more of these to come in different colors with different charms. I guess I will have to order more of the charms.
I am super glad that I sent in an early ballot by mail and will not have to wait in any lines today!
I can't believe it is already Halloween, before you know it Christmas will be here. I am dreading Christmas. I always get so stressed out! Ok lets not get ahead of ourselves just yet.....
Doggie costumes brought to us by http://www.glamourdog.com/costumes.html
There is a picture of me as a young one dressed up as Tweety Bird for Halloween. I don't remember it so I must have only been 2 or 3 but it was one of those plastic masks and smocks. What crappy costumes! I now know why kids all used to dress up in homemade costumes back then cause those were way better than anything that could be bought. I don't get why the smocks all just have a picture of the character?? Why not make it look like part of the characters wardrobe? Probably cause then no one would ever be able to figure out who the hell you are supposed to be! I mean seriously who would know that the following mask is supposed to be Scott Baio as Chachi??
Shouldn't the Flipper and Jaws smocks be blue or something? The eye holes on Jaws hmmmm..
Who the hell wants to be a Rubiks Cube? Was this really cool at some point?
Ok this just freaks me out for some reason! It just doesn't look right.
All the face masks are creepy with the blank staring eyes. I am not sure if they would look any better with someone actually wearing them. Kinda reminds me of Michael Meyers.......