On Day 3 the family worked hard preparing our basement bedroom for a (rent free) tenant to move in this weekend...a fulltime Art student (Talisa) who needs a place to stay for the next 12 months. What a collective work it turned out to be!
Tonight, I gave the kids some zwadi (gifts) as a mid-week treat.
A few, very few of you received holiday cards from me, but that doesn't mean I love you any less...I try to be very personalized in my correspondence by either making the cards by hand or including photographs. But there are only 24 hours in a day and I rarely can carve out a few hours in the month of December to get to my holiday card list.
Here's a sneak peak at one card I made (no two are alike).
It took me a while to hunt down this 7Gypsies print tray, but I was determined to put some heritage photos in it. When I finally sat down to work on it I wasn't too happy that the measurements for these tiny boxes weren't included, which would have meant quite a bit of guessing if Kat hadn't come to my rescue with a cheat sheet. Initially, I wanted to make this to take to family reunions because it's small, but I ended up making it for my Grandmother as a Christmas gift. I hope she likes it...it's antique looking and she's really a glitzy golden, bling, bling type of Grandmother, so I hope she enjoys it anyway.
Note: In the D.C. Maryland area you can find these trays and similar ones by Tim Holtz at Queen's Ink at Savage Mill.
Out of three kids concerts, I only made it to one...Jonathan's debut with his cello. Unfortunately, he forgot his music and we had to turn around and go home to get it, so I didn't get a front seat to get any great photos of him in the orchestra. So have no fear...mom recreated the scene (mainly because he's so handsome in his shirt and tie) and made him play his parts when we got home.
Last Friday, I enjoyed having a few friends over for great Thai food, a favorite edible gift (from woman-owned business) Edible Arrangements, my favorite wine and got a little card making and scrapbooking done too.
Oh, I received flowers from my little Tay-Tay too.