Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Cards and Snowflakes

Happy day after Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone had a nice holiday.  I actually got to go to my Mom's house yesterday.  My work schedule has prohibited me from seeing my family the last few years, but this year I got to go, so bonus for me!
My move and job transfer has been a difficult one.  Unfortunately, as with many Americans, I've been having financial and medical struggles.  I had to get a part time job to help cover my expenses.  I'm trying to get as much crafty time as I can, and have been making Christmas cards to sell in my Etsy shop. 
Here is the first set I've made.

This is actually a set of four (4) card with envelopes.    I don't have time to list them in the shop at this moment, as I have to hurry and get ready to go to one of my jobs!
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Holiday Button Bits, Hero Arts-CL498
Ink:  Memento
Paper:  Bo Bunny, Recollections
Misc:  Baker's twine, paper punches
While I was at my Mom's yesterday, I told her I needed an easy crocheted snowflake pattern.  She, of course, had the brilliant idea of whipping some off with the embroidery machine.  Well, you will never guess what she did!  After we downloaded a pattern, made one, she offered to let me borrow one her machines to make some at home!  Can you even believe it!!  I was so excited.  So, this morning, I made a whole bunch of snowflakes.  One of the great things about this machine is you can do something else while it's running!
Here is the machine:

Here are the snowflakes I made this morning.  I still need to clip some threads.  I can't wait to make up some cards, tags, and gift bags with these!

Thanks for stopping by,

1 comment:

  1. It makes me so sad to hear of your difficulties. I totally understand. Having moved 3 times in 3 years has been devastating financially. Fortunately, the job has been stable. Hang in there & know it will get better. In the meantime keep calm & craft on ;) good luck with the new goodies on your etsy. Hugs~



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