Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Let the Elven Fun Begin!

I had such fun Saturday! I gathered up everything "crafty" that I could think of in the house and then I organized it all and created a "Christmas Crafting Center" in our dining room. A basket full of embellishments... and a fun Christmas Tree project. I'm sure you know the one- straight pins and a variety of sequins. Eventually the whole tree will be covered. This is a fun activity to do when you don't have any ideas! It sort of "primes the pump"...

...table and shelving unit ready for Elven action... and books to inspire...

...even shelf labels to help little Elves stay organized!
I found more inspiration online. Diane at CraftyPod posted this wonderful tutorial that I think my kids will enjoy doing. Plus I have lots of craft book with good ideas. One other thing that I added was a large container full of cardboard pieces, gift boxes, tins and empty cardboard tubes. These are all things that can be transformed into gifts with some elven imagination.
I really love that my kids are old enough now that they don't require so much adult supervision that I have to keep this stuff locked up! There has already been some activity too!
In other news, I am missing my little Max. He is on his Sixth Grade camping trip. He will be back Friday and then I can start breathing again!

6 friends said....:

  1. I LOVE this! Can I come over and spend all my time in the Christmas Crafting Center? What a fantastic creative enviromnent for your family, at the most creative time of year. Bravo!

    I would love to see how your kids' mosaic cards turn out, too! Happy Crafting!

  2. Wonderful Bettsi! How organised! I'd love to be an elf in your place. Here I have to get a mining helmet and safety line when I go searching for a "vital bit I last saw back in 19??....." LOL

    I can't wait to see what you come up with.

  3. Yay! I love Christmas crafting! My mom always called it "elving." That was code for no matter what is going on, whether or not you have limbs missing, Do NOT go into mom's craft room.

  4. Hi Bettsi!
    Love this and haven't done this with anyone yet this year; perhaps there is still time! And oh yes, you are FAR too organized and clean. You need me to help make it look cluttered and artistic . . . I am very good at that.

  5. Just popping in to say Happy Thanksgiving, Bettsi! :)

  6. Flew over just now to say that I hope you had a wonderful Turkey Day, dear one. I ate far too much!!


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