Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Little Santa & Christmas Traditions

Today has been a nice and relaxing day. I started making a flannel blanket and have it all sewn and now ready to tie. It is coming along nicely and I am sure my granddaughter will love it - it has little princesses on it and she is a sweet little princess (at least to me).

Here is a picture of her...

Christmas traditions - what is your favorite Christmas memories or traditions. I think the one that stands out the most for me were the times when we would go over to my parents on Christmas Eve. Now we spent ALL day together, snacking, playing table games and each year the food had a theme. My goodness, it was interesting to see what everyone would bring to go along with the theme. I think two of the most interesting ones was the fondues, now keep in mind, it met all the food group categories. Another one were waffles of ALL kinds and another one were grilled pocket sandwiches, the list goes on and on. They were fun times that I miss. Also my parents would buy a new table game and so we had to try it out... keep in mind they did this for over 30 years so they had quite a collection. Oh the fun times we had.... things are so different now and still trying to figure out what, if any traditions we have - I guess that comes with age and the passing of time.

Now for today's card. I have a little Santa for you. He was just so cute and I had fun adding fabric paint to his outfit, a pompom to his hat and I cut out and 3D his mustache, eyebrows and nose. I added flocking powder on his mustache and eyebrows which created a nice soft feel. The background paper was so pretty all by itself but I added a little more glitter to it. I added Radiant Pearls to the flowers and leaves and some other glittery accessories.

Hope you like him,

DP - K & Co
Images - Little Santa (digi) from Dustin Pike, Flowers & Leaves (digi) from Fred She Said
Punch - swirl by EK Success
Others - Spellbinder die, gold pearl, ribbon, flocking power from Martha Stewart and Prismacolor markers

All things are Heaven sent.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous - both the card and your little princess :)

    Love the sound of the blanket you made - do you have a pic of it?

    What a great tradition your parents had - a new game every year - think I might start that one for next year.

    Our traditions seemed to change as the children got older - they are now 18 (twins) and 21 but still wanted to know where their Christmas Eve movie was this year! (When they were little I used to buy the latest Christmas film to keep them occupied whilst I 'finished off' on Christmas Eve night)

    I can't wait for next Christmas now!!!

    Carol x