December 9, 2007 at 12:32 pm 2 comments

This post made me entirely nostalgic.  I have to try this!  I don’t know it I’ll do it this year or not.  Thanks to Kittie KraftI’m loving “visual” blogs and craft logs this season!  The fact that women long to worship through creation, just like their Heavenly Daddy just makes me all gushy.  My mom was like that.  And, I didn’t get it at the time AT ALL…yet, I will be dog tired, but HAVE to make me some homemake stuff for the season is just not Christmas for me!  Creativity MUST FLOW!  It’s either worship or an illness…I like to think of it as worship, it just sound smore rational.

A few months ago, I picked up some inexpensive shiney stars with holes in the middle.  Last night, I added some styrofoam balls and straight pins ($5.00 for pearlized straight pins is highway robbery, Wal*Mart, just in case you read).  

Notice:  I plan on there being a Martha Stewart moment in my house very soon!!!  Beware ye testostere-laden men-folk.  Make Mom happy for an hour or so, and she’ll love and cherish you for years to come!


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  • 1. mamarosi  |  December 9, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    I had to comment here… My Christmas tradition with the kids is to do dough ornaments, and with each year they get more and more creative (albeit this is only year 3 of us doing it together). I have a new recipe that I’m going to try using cinnamon and applesauce. Apparently these are super fragrant, and continue to be so over the years (this is a testimony from the friend that gave me the recipe). I haven’t tried it yet, so I’m a bit skeptical but we will see.

    Love ya
    Mama Rosi

  • 2. mamarosi  |  December 9, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    oh and another thing…i just giggled my head off yesterday and nearly choked on a cookie when realizing that I have turned my children into Christmas elves… we have a pile of different Christmas crafts to make for family members… this is fun!

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