Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas morning

See the look of hesitation in my son's eyes?  The poor boy was sick off and on the week of Christmas, Christmas Eve and not long after this picture was taken....he threw up in my hands, all over my socks and pj's....cleaned us up and unwrapped a few more presents, good times. :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Birthday to my mom!

I have 28 minutes left to squeek this one in on my mom's birthday, Happy 65th birthday to my mom!!  (yeah of the 3 kids in the bottom photo, my two are the ones with their mouths wide open yelling! HA!)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

teacher gift

Pictures of a table runner I made Emily's first grade teacher...used up a bunch of Christmas themed scraps I had lying around....Emily said she loved it :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

a charmed life

I recently did a little bartering/swapping with Elaine. You MUST click on the photo's to see these babies close up...I gasped when I opened the package...the photo on the left is my husband, probably 1971 or 1972, so cute! The photo on the right is a picture of my mom and 2 of her brothers from 1949. This is one of my favorite pictures of my mom as a girl, you can tell the older boy, my Uncle Fred is looking at Santa and trying to figure it all out about mom's younger brother can tell he "believes" and my mom, oh yeah, she loves the jolly old elf!!

Below is the opposite side...I asked for a vintage Santa for my husbands picture....on the right is the actual photo frame that came with the picture from 1949, Elaine copied it and then added a little glitter, it is so cute!!!

Lastly my crafty friends will love BFF Cheyenne sent Christmas gifts our way....holy smokes did she spoil us and the kids....a bottle of wine (not for the kids) pj's, games, disposable cameras, scrap booking supplies, breakfast/popcorn makings for a family game night or morning....and in it was some goodies for me...I just love this "badge" LOVE IT! This so is ME! "1st place for being wicked crafty" says..."you are so crafty that you will look at this award and say "Hey! I could have made that!"

P.S....Mom I had not planned on giving you the charm, I really just thought it would a cute Christmas necklace for myself....but after seeing it, I have to...I will be getting another one for myself...this one is for you...:) I am going to have one made up of Gary in front of the Christmas tree holding the machine gun too. :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dear Santa....

this morning I had an email from The Fat Quarter Shop, ohhhhh how I love to drool over their online store....awesome kits, fat quarter bundles, patterns and fabrics....sigh, sigh, sigh...the email said that Santa, yes the big jolly man himself will be checking peoples blogs and some lucky customers might just get something they wish for....sigh, sigh, sigh....oh Santa if you pick me to be so lucky I so much would love THIS.

I loved this pattern from the first time I saw it and to get it in a kit? OOOOOOOH.....AHHHHHHHH....thanks Santa, I promise I have been very, very GOOD! Love with all of my 36 almost 37 year old heart, Kristine Hanson

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


These are the worst pictures ever...but hopefully you will get the idea :) This year instead of the little cardboard picture with little windows to open (ok I am doing that too) I came up with these little bags numbered 1-25. Last night the kids opened #1 which was under the tree, it is the Fisher Price Little People Nativity set and inside some of the bags are Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and the 3 Wise Men along with some candy, socks, a toy for each of them and more candy...thought this would be a fun way to "keep Christ in Christmas" and the kids will love to play with the Nativity, not a lot of Christmas decorations that they are "allowed" to play with.