Re-post…Christmas 2010

Posted by in Community, Crafts, Family on 10. Oct, 2011 | 0 Comments

I found our Christmas post from last year.  After reading it, I think we will change things a little.  Not sure how yet, but it’s obvious to me wit how busy we’ve been that I need to start getting busy on finding baskets again.  None of my baskets came back (I didn’t ask for them … Read More →

Craft Fairs

Posted by in Community, Crafts, Family on 27. Nov, 2010 | 0 Comments

For the last few weeks, Katie, Stephen and Helen have been busy making crafts to sell before the holiday season.  Motivated by money to spend on Christmas, they have been learning all sorts of things about finances. 

The girls have created partnerships with their friends Christine and Grace Kempter.  Katie and Christine have been making holiday … Read More →

From Curtain to Ballgown

From Curtain to Ballgown

Posted by in Crafts on 17. Mar, 2010 | 3 Comments

Hi, I’m Chris & Sandra’s friend Jan in Toronto. I’m not nearly as “green” as Chris & Sandra, but I did recently undertake an unusual recycling project – turning an old curtain into a ballgown – and Sandra has asked me to ‘guest blog’ about it.

About 10 years ago, while I was browsing in a … Read More →

Home made birthday party loot bags

Posted by in Crafts on 18. Jan, 2010 | 1 Comment

Yesterday we held Helen’s sleepover birthday party at Dad and Gail’s house.  We had been planning it for some time and five girls came with four of them sleeping over with Helen (and me).

I did not want to buy any more plastic loot bags (despite the fact that they were only a dollar for 10 … Read More →

Candles for Christmas

Posted by in Crafts on 04. Jan, 2010 | 1 Comment

I alluded to our ideas for Christmas gifts last year.  We decided to give handmade and homemade gifts that could either be eaten or enjoyed and re-used.

We had great fun buying candle making supplies (Chris’ project) and buying up cute little cups and containers from the thrift store to put them in. In addition, we … Read More →

Helen’s Quilt

Posted by in Crafts on 04. Jan, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here are some photos of Helen’s quilt project.  I would like to thank our friend Judy Davis who swiftly offered to sell her sewing machine to me to give to Helen for Christmas when I came to her for advice about buying one.  Judy is my December Frugal Friend!  The story behind the little Jenome … Read More →

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