Friday, December 25, 2009

January's theme!!!

I couldn't WAIT until 2010 this time...I'm just too eager to get going!

I am so excited you've chosen to be a part of this....so here goes!

This month, take a moment to stalk your partner's blog and make her ornament that much more special.

I'm sure I'll have another post explaining something I've left out....but I just wanted to get the theme up for some of you eager crafters!

January's ornament is:

The Acorn or Pine cone

look at this teensy acorn box from Martha Stewart

or this sweet fabric pine cone from sewmamasew

woodland ornaments by elsiemarley.

Here are a few links you might like...

oldschoolacres.typepad for acorn tut

http://www.wildlywoolly.com/2009/06/how-to-video-felted-acorn-ornaments.html for felted acorns


January's challenge: RAK!

January is a tough month for many. People become depressed when the bustle of the holidays pass.
Families go back home and people seem lonelier than ever.

Then bills start pouring in and many people dread just walking to their mail box.

If we all did one Random Act of Kindness, there would be 13 people out there that got a little 'happy' one day this month.

You could mail a note to someone, buy a stranger coffee or leave a cookie on your coworker's desk...you get the picture, right? It needn't be expensive!


January's activity:
create ornaments for the birds!

We can't leave our feathered friends out in the cold this month so here are some ideas and links to help you along:

I love this orange slice idea:



and this idea with cookie cutters.



I have on my other blog, a recipe for orange cups, feel free to check it out.




and another link....

http://www.allthingsheartandhome.com/2009/12/08/the-birds-and-squirrels-need-christmas-too/

I'll be eager to see how many of you do all THREE things this month....

Be sure to show us all what you create by blogging about it and feel free to post ideas, hints, recipes..anything that pertains to this months theme.

Good luck and happy crafting.

4 comments:

AwtemNymf said...

Folks- the Acorn Tutorial is here!

:)

AwtemNymf said...

Here's the Needle Felted Acorn
:)

Chickens in the Basement said...

Can't wait to make the orange cup for my birds! I have the fattest, happiest squirrels, birds, chickens and raccoons but confess their daily intake of fruit is nowhere near the daily allowance! I might even fix some grapefruit cups, too!

This is going to be fun!
Anna

Melinda Cornish said...

the orange cups rock! I made them last year and they were a big hit with the birds...I am making more tomorrow......