Sunday, January 8, 2012

I finally finished one of my projects that was supposed to be done for Christmas to share with my loved one's. I made 13 papier mache Santa's. First time I attempted this craft, and I really enjoyed it. It was so much fun making each mold, trimming the mold or remolding missing parts, hand-painting each piece, and applying the final gel glaze to protect the paint. However, the MOST fun was the crystal glitter!!! Love sparkly bling! Hope you enjoy the pictures. I've also included a photograph of our favorite life-size Santa who's always with us during the holiday's.
In 2011, I made all my granddaughter's (except for one) handmade crochet dresses for their birthday's. Here's a picture of Phoenix and Presley modeling their new dresses.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Many things have occurred since I last posted. Lulu has doubled in size in just a little over a month's time. She was 25 lbs. when we got her on Halloween. Lulu now weighs nearly 50 lbs! Can you believe it? I wasn't aware that Berner puppies grow so fast. Our blended family Christmas was great! It was such a joy to be with my granddaughters once again!!!! I missed them so much! What a blessing they are. It just doesn't seem like Christmas without children around. We had such a fabulous time seeing our grown children and their families. The new identical twin granddaughters (born August 27th) are just darling! Our berner puppy, Lulu, was born on August 23rd. Our 2 year old granddaughter, Bristolyn, bent over and gave Lulu a big kiss! So cute!!!! But too fast for grandma to capture with her camera. Earlier I spotted Bristolyn with one of my favorite porcelain dolls. She was rocking the baby back and forth and giving it kisses. Bristolyn, that girl is a lover already at two!!! Creatively, I was (and am still) working on a project that was to be finished by Christmas. Unfortunately, it didn't happen due to time constraints after being away from home for 6-1/2 months. Oh well, with time and patience all matters come about in their own sweet time.