I wanted to take a break from my regularly-scheduled lack of blogging to brag a bit on my crafty family.
There were lots of homemade gifts at Christmas this year, and I just had to share. My sisters and I have had a $10 limit for gifts for each other for the past few years, seeing as how none of us are exactly wealthy. It works great and forces you to get creative. This year, they both outdid themselves.
My sister Courtney made us these adorable necklaces (as seen on Pinterest). She said they were pretty easy, so if you are interested in trying, you should! The three stones represent the three of us sisters :) Adorable!!
Next, my sister Caitlin made all of us our own set of coasters. She's not even on Pinterest! Mine are a lovely green pattern and were made with paper, tiles, and a heavy coat of polyurethane. They were packaged up so nicely and came with a glass jar of a friendship tea she made herself. So crafty!
And although not a gift to me, I had to share this. My mom (with some elbow-grease help from my dad!) built my niece this amazing little kitchen out of an old entertainment center! Can you believe it?
Tony testing it out...
So much better than some I've seen out there. It's a fun color and totally functional, down to the oven rack that slides in and out. (Don't tell her the faucet doesn't really work...) Lyla loves it - she kept running in to the room yelling "KITCH-en!"
And last but not least (and not crafty at all) - my new best friend :)
Honestly, I haven't even assembled it yet because it's a little intimidating, and I haven't had the time to devote to it that I want to. But just you wait, decent pictures in my future!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I hope to drag myself out of my slump soon and get back to commenting on your wonderful posts (I have been reading, swears!) and maybe, just maybe, writing a few posts of my own. :)