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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 18, Make Silhouette Self-Portrait Cards and Send Them To Friends and Family

Today, the kids are going to make Silhouette Self-Portraits and send them to family members with handwritten holiday greetings and a few words about what they’ve been up to over the past few weeks inside. Silhouette Self-Portraits Materials Black Construction Paper White Paper White Chalk Scissors Glue OR Pre-Printed Silhouettes Made from Digital Photographs [See […]

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Advent Shadowbox: Day 26, “Santa Baby” Cookies

December 22, 2011 26th Day of Advent 3 Days ’til Christmas Make Mama’s Famous “Santa Baby” Cookies Ingredients 1 c unsalted butter, softened 1.5 c brown sugar .5 c granulated sugar 2 eggs, room temperature 2 tsp vanilla 2 c all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda .5 tsp salt 1 c oats 2 c semi-sweet […]

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Handmade Holidays: Bookplates for Children

December 21, 2011 We always make a little something for the kids’ stockings. This year, the kids have been confusing their own books with library books quite a bit. And, Bea has started lending some of her books to her close friends. With this in mind, we decided to make the kids their own bookplates […]

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Handmade Holidays: Great Lakes Handkerchiefs

Over the past few years, I’ve gotten back into the habit of using handkerchiefs. I have a whole collection of vintage handkerchiefs that I’ve received as gifts and inherited from family members.  I thought it was time to get my family back into the habit of using them, too.  First stop, my husband’s Christmas stocking. […]

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Handmade Holidays: Favourite Photo Ornaments

December 3, 2011 It’s Tree Trimming Day… Time to make the Favourite Photo Ornaments It has become a tradition in our house. Each year, we browse through our photos and find our absolute favourite photo of each of the kids. And we use these to make simple black and white photo ornaments for the tree. To keep things consistent, we bought supplies in […]

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