I must start out sharing all of the cute handmade things that I received from my bestest crafting buddy, Cheryl (take a look at her blog here to see how crafty she is). Cheryl made me a "Have yourself a merry little Christmas" ornament.....out of a paint stirrer stick. The paint stirrer was cut down to about 4-5" and "distressed". A wire hanger was added to it. Next is a cute little wool Christmas tree - complete with a red jingle bell and a clothespin base. And what is that next to the tree??? Why it appears to be a jar with a few Oreos in it. I'm almost positive the jar was full of cookies when Cheryl gave it to me. I bet those crazy cats of mine have been eating my cookies!!!!! Cheryl painted the jar lid red and wrapped it with red and white baker's twine. She painted the lid insert with chalkboard paint. The "yum" handwritten sentiment is right on target!
Most people know how much I
like love cookies. Take a look at this *adorable* chocolate chip cookie keychain that my friend Keri made for me! Nom nom nom nom.........
And last, but by NO means least, is the sterling silver squirrel charm that my friend Melita made. The photo is not the best. The squirrel is holding an acorn. I will be adding this charm to my charm bracelet. Each of the charms on my bracelet has special meaning or a story behind it. This sweet squirrel charm not only has special meaning because Melita handmade it for me but there is also a story behind the squirrel and acorn. I'll write more about that in a future post. I also am including Melita's business card in the photo. I'm sure you will agree that it takes a very crafty person to make jewelry like Melita does but take note.......she made the business card too......out of birch wood! When I grow up, I want to be as crafty as Melita. If you would like to see more of Melita's work, you can click here.