Aliens in the Apple

A Christmas craft afternoon

Franci 20 Dec 2011 Being creative Friends Frugal fun Kids

On an unseasonably warm Saturday late in November, a few women from our church gathered at our friend Jen’s house to make some Christmas crafts. It was bliss… lots of good chatting and food while being enjoyably creative and productive. I thought I’d share some photos of the fun!

Here are Jen and Julie trying out different things.

One of Julie’s creations in the making:

And the lovely, sweet Shannon (Julie’s daughter).

A Christmas card that Shannon made:

Glitter was definitely involved in this whole affair. Oh yes.

Oh, and paint. It was a gloriously messy endeavour.

Jen had bought these really cool plain glass balls and had some neat things available for us to use to decorate them either on the inside or the outside.

Here are some of mine. I was going for the Glitzy Rustic look. Never heard of it? I invented it just that weekend, so it still hasn’t taken the world by storm.

(Sorry, Damaris, it seems I neglected to take photos of you and Elijah… the above shot is all I have! Shocking, I know. But… I have some pics of you I’ll post later in the week, just you wait!)

Comments (3)

The Veritas Journal 20 Dec 2011 at 9:11pm

You just dont love me enough. Just kidding. You also forgot to mention that we had some yummy dark chocolate covered cherries.

Franci 20 Dec 2011 at 9:21pm

About the cherries… some things are better left unsaid! :-)

Hannah 21 Dec 2011 at 2:16pm

You could market Glitzy Rustic by using your girls in the ads a la Rebekah Merkle @ Amoretti. Or bring in Glitzy Blitzy for some of the photo shoots. Cute kids and small dogs should sell the line really well (besides it being Glitzy Rustic), and it does seem like such an inclusive style. I mean, you could go really glitzy with it…or really rustic with it. Or just accent your rustic cabin/tree/table/kitchen/gardening shed with a bit of glitziness. Pick up supplies at Walmart or Macy’s (depending on your budget) and/or a few things from The Great Outdoors, and you’re set.

Seriously, sounds like a fun gathering, and I love the second-to-last blue photo. And have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!