I also wanted to tell you about some of my fun and useful Christmas gifts. I got a new camera which I love. It is a Nikon Coolpix. I have found it easy to use right out of the gate. I took the above picture with my old camera to show you the straps I made for my new camera. My old camera still works but it is a Vivitar and takes AA batteries. When I bought it, I had no idea that it would eat through batteries like a house afire and I would soon be battery poor! Anyhow, my new Nikon has a rechargeable battery and I love it. I decided to make a couple of straps to make it feel welcome! I may just make a new case for it because the case it came with is kind of plain and boring. I am thinking of joining a Friday night sew-in sponsored by Crafty Vegas Mom, so that may be a good project for it.
This is another favorite Christmas gift I received. It is a Babycakes pie maker. What a blast! I have made blueberry pies with a homemade butter crust and raspberry pies with the Pillsbury pie crust from the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Both were awesome. I am making apple pies this week. My husband has even gotten in on the act, helping roll out and cut the dough. It really is fun.
The homemade glaze I put on the pies brought them over the top to a-may-zing!
You know how much I LOVE snowmen right? Well, the teacher I work with and I have become very good friends and she knows me pretty well. She gifted me with this beautiful lamp this Christmas. I love it. It sits on my front entry table so everyone can see it when they come in. She took me to a craft shop that she visits several times a year over the summer. They have so many wonderful things that I would love in my home, I found myself secretly glad it was over an hour away, otherwise, I might spend a small fortune there! That is where she purchased this lamp on her next trip there after she took me. It looks wonderful with my ever-growing snowman collection.
We got a little dusting of snow here, but the weather continues to be baffling and completely unseasonal for this time of year. I hope you all have a wonderful week and a healthy and crafty end to this January. Take care. Nancy