Thursday, December 20, 2018

*Letters to Santa*

Have you written one yet? It’s not too late you know!

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My blog buddy Jeanie from The Marmelade Gypsy and I are getting our letters ready.

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We’ve both been very very good this year! heehee!

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I got out the altered books that I started last year to find my letter writing supplies!

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Isn’t it a fun time of year to be a crafter?

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This is another little book I made.

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And some of the pages inside!

I cut old wrapping paper and print out music, make tags and add recipe cards!

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Just something pretty I stamped. First I stamped it with black ink, let it dry and then stamped it again with silver. Isn’t that neat?

Have you made anything special this year?

I like making books and adding to them every year!

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

30 comments:

Linda said...

I love your Little Books! So sweet and precious! I used to write all my children Christmas letters......but I’ve slowly given that up. No one ever said anything so I dropped the tradition. You are proof that we do not get too old to write Santa!

Sandra said...

when I see pretty things like your Santa book, I wish I had just a tiny craft gene in my body. you are right, crafters have a great time during the holidays. it is important to have something to do at home. mine is all computer related, that I love, but creating crafts I just can't do. I relly like the stamped cards. what's a recipe? he he he. I don't cook either

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Neat book - neat pages!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sis you do the best creative books. I keep thinking I'll have some time to craft but so far haven't. Maybe Scout and I will do something fun this weekend while she stays with me. Hugs!

Out on the prairie said...

what a nice project, we are looking at snow for the holiday but it has been a balmy week in the 40's

Karen Ann said...

Those little books are precious - and very clever double ink dip, there! Pretty effect!

Ariadne said...

Your altered books look lovely!You tempt me to alter one of mine too.AriadnefromGreece!

Ann Thompson said...

What a fun book. Christmas is always the most fun to do crafts but I haven't done much this year.

LA Paylor said...

I want to come play with you with your stamps and books

Tom said...

...I saw a great card this week, 'Who Needs Santa when you have Grandma.' Merry Christmas.

Lea said...

The newspaper publishes children's letters to Santa. To get my letter in there I would have to lie about my age, and then I would be in real trouble! Wait a minute, if I used dog years (one dog's year equals seven human years), I would be about 10 years old. Wonder if I could slip that by Santa!

All kidding aside, I wish you a Merry Christmas!

Michelle said...

No letter to Santa. Hey, I did good to get Christmas cards mailed! lol Thanks for linking up today!

Latane Barton said...

I hope you have a merry Christmas. And, a happy new year.

Inger said...

I'm thankful for people like you who can do so many things and then post them here for all of us to enjoy. Merry Christmas.

BeachGypsy said...

Oh my friend you make SUCH PRETTY THINGS! I enjoy seeing them all! Let's see....don't think I made anything this year except kid's "christmas necklaces" with granddaughter! It was fun though! I also love your woodpecker pictures from the previous post, so beautiful and clear!

Carla from The River said...

I love your books. If I ever make it down to visit you, I want to look at all of them you have made. And see your shell collection. And go to the Farmers Market. And go on lots of hikes.
:-)
Love you,
Carla

Jeanie said...

Your books are fabulous, Diane. And I love the holiday ones. So pretty and you can tell they take a long while because they look so beautifully made.

I hope Santa brings you everything you want on your list! Merriest!

Terri D said...

Your art is beautiful! No, I haven't made anything of note this year. Maybe next!!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

It all looks so cheerful and charming! The stamping of the trees is so lovely!
Wishing you a merry Christmas!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Trés cool that you write Dear Santa letters. Are altered books also called junk books? Making a junk book is next on my list to try. Your books look and sound fun and happy. :-)

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonitas tarjetas!!! besos

Sam I Am...... said...

I love all that stuff but how do you make your books and get those cute recipe cards etc. I don't even know where to start! Love all yours!

Jill Harrison said...

previous years I have hand made cards with paints, and cut outs, or I have cut up old cards to make new. This year I just used one of my photos and got them bulk printed. Have a lovely Christmas and thankyou for stopping by my blog this week.

ann said...

Love this post. Yes I have made some things: crocheted some hats and fingerless gloves for the grandkids and build a dollhouse for Lily. Merry Christmas. See you next year.

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Barbara said...

Your books are fascinating! Do you make them for all seasons, or just save this for a Christmas hobby? I might make some in the future. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely post :)
I think your altered books look lovely :)

Merry Christmas Wishes.

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

Your little Santa book is cute, Diane. It looks a bit vintage too. And the stamped trees caught my eye, as I love the trees. I've been wanting to get back to nature lately, and this morning, I did just that. Merry Christmas to you, Diane.

love, ~Sheri

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Such a treat to see all your lovely things. Little books are such fun, aren't they!

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, Diane!
Brenda xox

Cherdecor said...

Oh, I do love the little books that you make. You really are good at the details. As you will read on my blog, I am not one that comes up with things, but I take what is there and try to improve it. I do love your Santa cards and books. They are so sweet! Have a wonderful day!