Saturday, December 3, 2011

Deckin' my halls........

If it'll stand still, chances are it is piled high with crafting stuff.

 Now I am not in particular very crafty.  But every December I coordinate a kids crafting workshop at our church where the children get to make things to give as gifts.
 The tricky part is that most everything involves some prep work- pre cutting, painting, gluing or pre something.
 So for about two weeks I spread out 3000 different things everywhere while preparing them.
 And in the evening, once I have worked all day doing whatever it is that we mothers do- I sit down with a pile of felt or my glue gun and work on something else for a while.  I have blisters on my fingers from boiling hot glue.  Seriously.

 Snowglobes.  Soaked, goo-goned, washed.  Ready for the lids to be painted.
Even the kids are getting a little put out with it. They claim there is no where to sit and eat. As if the deck furniture is covered in felt or something- sheesh. Put on a coat and go out there to eat your cereal you pansies.  It's just a little frost bite.


 The workshop is this Friday.  So that is the light at the end of my tunnel.  But this is one of my favorite things of the year- it is SO cool to see the kids making things and being so proud of their beautiful creations.
 Turns out these little trees for the snowglobes are PAINTED green, probably with lead paint fron china.  Which means they've been soaking in my sink for a week trying to drain out the extra coloring so that they won't turn the water green.  And in the cup?  A sparkly snowflake- checking to make sure the glitter won't come off in water.  I'm like a scientist.
So there you have it- my christmas decorations are complete.  My only hope is that the glue doesn't run off of anything making it a more permenant part of our home than I plan for it to be.

Fa la la la la, la la, la, la.

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