Sunday, December 16, 2007

people packages

We made a fantastic discovery at my sister's house last week: making Christmas cookies is much easier and actually fun when there are two adults involved! We managed to keep all three kids happy and busy while baking and decorating a large batch of sugar cookies in the process. Will absolutely be doing it again. And thank goodness my sister has a large kitchen; that was a lot of sprinkles being tossed around, and we covered every available surface with dough, pans, and frosting in every color.


I'd show you the cookies, but they're gone already.

As far as our other Christmas preparations go, we've handed out most of our gifts for Tsia's friends. Thanks to a tip from Amanda I placed an order for these and we assembled "make your own" little people kits for all the little people in our lives.


These are the little people that were created at our house. I can't decide whether they're cast members of a travelling circus or just a few local East Village residents, but Tsia certainly had a lot of fun making them.


Now if we could just come up with gifts for the adults!

11 comments:

  1. those are brilliant! i think my favorite is the nattily dressed fellow in stripes-- is that a moustache he's got? love it.

    nancy

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  2. abbyjane (whileshenaps)6:49 AM

    that is a great idea. my daughter would be so jazzed to receive a kit like this. i need to write this one down for the future!

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  3. They look reat. I think I should make some of those kits up to have on hand for last minute gifts.

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  4. Those are so cute! I bet they will be a huge hit.

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  5. those kits are fabulous! You don't think they'd work for the adults, too? ;)

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  6. I love the kits! I've collected bits and pieces to make little wooden people - what a perfect way to "gift" them!

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  7. I know plenty of adults who would absolutely love a kit like that. I possibly have immature friends... Your daughter's creations are just fabulous!

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  8. http://craftapple.wordpress.com6:35 PM

    Just bought some! My son's birthday is a week after Christmas - this will be a perfect little craft!

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  9. What a fab idea! As a matter of fact, I placed an order with that company and in addition to most of it being correct, I got a bunch of those people shapes which I didn't order. I now know just what to do with them. Sadly, I didn't get the acorns I thought I was ordering. I'm still not sure if it's my fault or theirs, but I guess it's a happy accident. Now I can make some of these kits!

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  10. sew jody11:01 PM

    I've just had a great time reading over a few of your blog site's entries. I found you while just browsing around after non-traditional smocking sites. I've taken a peek at your patterns and they are as cute as can be. I'll keep an eye open in case you ever need any pattern "testers" again. I've been dissapointed in the poor directions of many smocking designers - except for the old Pitter Patter Patterns - gotta love Cheri - so I'd love to see how you develop. Check out www.sewitup.com I found them at the Houston Quilt show and they have some funky, fun kids stuff you might like. I'll be back to read more soon, thanks.

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  11. Anonymous11:34 AM

    love what you are abot discovered you on Quilters buzz you go girl...Jennifer Paganelli

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