Sunday, December 11, 2011

All Buttoned Up

Oh my, what a week I had! Busy, busy, busy - but I guess we're all in that boat! My son, Chris, is a senior in high school and captain of his wrestling team. Wrestling season is BUSY, and yesterday was an all day tournament at another high school, where Chris placed 2nd in his weight class (182). I know we aren't supposed to brag, but I love bragging on my children! Here's a cute pic of him I took while he was chatting in the stands before his final match - I love my handsome boy!

And this is him with his medal:

Okay, enough of my proud mom act! On to some craftiness!

This week's Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge over at The Outlawz is "All Buttoned Up" - make a project that features buttons. I chose to make a button tree. I have seen photos of several of these over the years, and finally got myself in gear and got one completed. I have the supplies to make a couple more, but I just haven't found the time to get them done - at this rate, it will be next Christmas before I make them!

It's just a styrofoam tree base, which you can get at any craft store, and lots of buttons and pins. I dipped some of the pins in glue and then microbeads to add a bit of texture.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope everyone else is doing better with their Christmas preparations than I am. Gotta get busy and get some shopping done this week! Big hugs to you all!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Whew! I don't know where the time has been going. I have barely been in my house this past week. So I am, as usual, trying to play catch up. It's wrestling season now for my son who is a high school senior, and I am the team mom, so that's almost a full time job, on top of running my two businesses, so I don't have a lot of time for being crafty these days! I have so many projects I want to do, but there just aren't enough hours in the day!

Our Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge this week over at The Outlawz is to make an ornament or a card with an ornament on it. I decided to make an ornament using a paper rosette that I already had made for something else and never used. I added a variety of other elements to it, and voila, a handmade ornament for the tree!

Thanks for stopping by a sharing my time woes! Hope you are having a better time managing your 24 hours each day! Big hugs!