Monday, February 2, 2015

12 Months of Christmas February Challenge

It's February. Yep, January is gone and it's time for the next month of the year. Funny how that works isn't it? For those who are new to this series, I'm posting challenges each month to help make life a little easier come Christmas time. Last month we put together a notebook to help in keeping track of all those great ideas and made 10 cards.

This month's challenge is to focus on ideas for home-made gifts. Pinterest is a great place to start, but I also have a HUGE collection of craft books that are collecting dust on my shelves. I think I may dig out one or two and peruse them for some ideas. A couple of things I'm going to keep track of are not only the ideas, but any recipes and supplies needed. This way I can keep an eye out for needed items when they may be on sale.

I will also be making 10 cards again this month. I'll probably end up making 12, just because it's easy to make them in groups of 4, plus, I can use extras for gifts, or possibly sell them at one of the many holiday craft bazaars they have around here. I've always wanted to do something like that, just never planned far enough in advance. Maybe this year, my daughter-in-love and I can do some of the sales together. That would be so much fun!

That's really it for this month's challenge. I hope to gather at least 1 idea per person on my gift list, hopefully more.

Well, I can't leave you without a project of some kind, so I will share this little cutie I made last week.

Isn't he adorable?!? I used this tutorial for the bunny with just a little tweaking.  Of course, he's trying to get inside our new Berry Basket for some treats.

A friend mentioned that he needed some carrots, so I used our Tree Punch for the main shape, cutting off the trunk and used the Corner Rounder to round out the tops of the carrots. The branch from the Builder Bird Punch made the perfect greenery and while I was playing with the Bouquet Bigz Die my daughter said the frilly flower die would make the perfect grass for the bunny. Great idea!

Aack! Bunny booties are just too cute! Can't stand it! I think I'm going to have to play around with this idea and see if I can come up with some Christmas type characters to hang out on the berry basket.

I better get going. My order came in and I still have a lot of new stuff to play with. ;o) Feel free to leave a message and let me know if you're playing along and how you did on last month's challenge.

till next time...
God's love and blessings!

1 comment:

  1. I love the view of the bunny boogie better than the front view! Make another one where he is leaping out of the garden!