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Thursday, December 13, 2007

He"artful" ideas....

the winter blues take control of me the minute it starts to get cold....i get lazy and all i wanna do is sleep in..when I get home from work i want to eat and get in the bed...no tv (cuz its all repeats)...i tend to knit but even that is boring me this season...so i'm looking thru my stacks and stacks of books to read something to keep me awake so I don't go to bed at 830 or 9 cuz I am guilty of that too!!

in my stack I found "Liv.ing Art.fully". One of my craft books by this craft artist named San.dra Mags.amen. its all about creating the life you imagine..I'm hip to that so I start going thru the chapters and it really lifted me out of my winter doldrums..made me want be creative again...and it made me remember that I haven't made my scrapbook calendars for my mother and ex-mother in law: read YIKES!!!

I haven't done a lick of christmas shopping so these artful christmas gifts made me smile.

- create a "coupon book"
this one is my fav...some of my fav themes
"coochie coupons" self explanatory use your imagination
"handy man coupons" if you are a guy you could make coupons for your girlfriend for a "free car wash", "free oil change", "will rotate your tires" (that could fall under coochie coupons LOL!!!
"handmade goodies coupons" - could include coupons for handbaked cookies, cakes, etc.
"maid for a day" - will vacuum, will cook, will run errands
great for moms

- create a "I Remember" book
this could be a book filled with memories of a life live with love...great for husbands and wives, etc..

- create jewelry from beads, etc.
I did this last year for my cousin and she gave them all to her co workers..the nurses loved them

- create a cd with their favorite songs
simple and in expensive and when they play it they will think of you

- create exotic scented candles
they will burn them in the bathroom and think of you

-create a recipe book
you could use all your moms or grandmoms recipes

- create a handwritten letter (more than 2 pages)
this is the simplest and the most heart felt...women LOVE getting handwritten letters. I save all of them and I've had some since college

-plant something for them
as it grows they will think of you

today I'm gonna create something with my hands and feel artful and get some of my christmas gifts out of the way.
My rule is give them something store bought and something handmade
are you an artsy fartsy??..what have you created lately from your bare hands??

tis the season!!!

6 comments:

1969 said...

I am sooo not artsy fartsy but I love all of this stuff.Go Gee Gee!!!

Pro said...

I love these ideas wit' my broke a$$! However, I'ma ask YOU to help me make something fa real fa real creative how you do.

On this last couldn't resist note (will the old GG come out and play with this comment?): "today I'm gonna create something with my hands and feel artful"

Um, THAT can be considered VERY artful, if done right, and the end result 'created' is like ICING on the cake.

*Ducking and dodging my cell phone now...* Ha!

anonymousnupe said...

Yeah, baby! I'm down wit some erotic scented candles! How you make them joints! What they smell like?! And what makes them so erotic?!

B. Good said...

I like the idea of planting something for them. Hmmm.....

Tha L said...

less crafting, more blogging!!!! where u at, lady?! *wink*

Ross said...

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