I was asked to teach a class on Christmas tags, for my churches
women's organization, and these tags are what I came up with. It is like
a "make and take" sort of thing. Each person will travel around a
table and at each station, make one of these tags. They will come
away with 8 tags. 2 or so, they will design themselves. The
preparations for this has been lots of work and very tedius.
There will be about 35 gals in attendance. So with the help
of my old quickutz, my cricut, and handpunches I have been cutting
sorting and bagging each little element all week long. I think it will be
lots of fun to visit with everyone, and craft away. There is a tasters
table. Everyone brings a holiday dish or goody to share with the
recipe. There also will be other crafts as well along with a quilt to
tie and donate.
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!