Sept/October G2k Cindy, Newbies, and Dropins

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Sept/October G2k Cindy, Newbies, and Dropins
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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 10:46am

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I hope somebody decides to come post with me so I'm not just talking to myself for two months.


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I'll try to remember to pop in here regularly if that's not against G2K etiquette. ;) Wouldn't want you talking to yourself!

I'm glad JJ enjoyed himself today! Very cute that Julia doesn't want a weekend break from school.

I saw pumpkin cookies at the store today and thought of your tradition. I might have to copy it!

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Yeah, I usually buy the Little Debbie pumpkin faces. But I have pumpkin cookie cutters in several sizes. So I want to use them :) I have everything to make frosting, and have the black decorating icing in a tube already too. I have hot chocolate in the cupboard also. Now we just need enough leaves :)


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This g2k probably works best for me. I didn't sign up because I'm inconsistant and I don't want to leave someone hanging because I'm naughty.

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I bought a 101 count set of cookie cutters. I LOVE them. I only use the holiday ones for cookies. The alphabet and numbers are used with playdough and things. I use the just shapes like trains and dogs to make sandwiches and pancakes for the kids. It''s the only way I can get Julia to eat :)


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LOL I have those too! Last year I used the ginger bread ones to make Christmas ornaments out of fabric. I traced around them then sewed and stuffed them then decorated them just by drawing on them - Should have embroidered but you know...
I think if I did it again I'd have cut them out of felt for a no sew version. I also used the bell shape for Christmas. Again I traced and cut them out (card stock not fabric though) We choose a fav pic of Adelaide and printed a ton of them on one sheet of regular paper - around an inch per pic I think. So I cut those out and glued them to the card stock. Then I "laminated" them with clear contact paper. Some I punched a hole in the top and added a ribbon for a tree decoration and others I added a magnet to the back (got a roll of sticky backed magnet at a craft store for $1) for the family members that don't keep a tree anymore (like our grandparents). It was pretty easy and served several purposes!

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Ok Heather, that is just neat!! I feel very blessed in many parts of my life, but I was NOT blessed to be crafty! I am always in awe of what other people come up with and accomplish!!


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I got the idea from a friend whose child is in public school. she gave me one of her school pics that was in the shape of a star and it had a magnet on the back. this year I'm making some easy sachet's. I'm taking those paper packet's of nice smelling dirt like stuff that you find in craft stores. cutting scraps of fabric in squares, putting a tablespoon of the good-smelling-dirt and tying it closed with a pretty ribbon. <25 cents per gift!

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That is another neat idea! Are you going to make them all the same color, or are you going to use certain colors of fabric for different people depending on their personalities and likes?


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Uh, well funny story...I'm not going to do them now. I got a few packets of a fall scent that I fell in love with. Made them up. out of scraps. (no, I really didn't consider personalities I just used several patterned fabric that I had hanging around) but I had a horrible allergy attack and so did Adelaide. So if we did I think amybe other people in the family might and I'm afraid to risk it...I'll have to thing of a plan B. Maybe just find a different kind of scent to use? Like real dried herbs or something?? potpourri?? cotton balls with scented oil on them? hmmm. I had an Aunt who died 3 years ago and she was a "collector' of fabrics and craft things, she made things to sell at craft sales. My mom gave me some of her things so that's the fabric I'm using. My Aunt saved every little scrap so there are lots of random patterns and colors. I think if I was going to purchase fabric I'd just go with something winter (blue's) and Christmas (greens and reds) because they'r never going to be washed I don't even have to hem them! I think it would be neat to open a Christmas package and have it smell nice too! I need to work on a new source of scent though LOL

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