Thursday, December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas; I know, I sure did! However, as I have gotten older, Christmas time has changed so much. For one, I have to deal with two family gatherings, one with my husband's family and the other with mine. Although that means double the presents and double the fun, there are some downfalls to going to two Christmas gatherings: eating too much and becoming so exhausted! I'm still recuperating. :) Also, Christmas has changed in the most delightful way because I enjoy giving more than receiving. It's just so much more exciting to show my love to others.

Don't get me wrong, I still love getting presents, especially when I know the person spent time and thought into getting certain gifts for me; it makes me feel super special! Here are just a couple of the presents that got me totally giggling:

Nodding Doll from my sister, who spoils me terribly cause the next one is also from her! She also got me a couple other great things that I'll share with you another day. :)

Talking and Waving Her Hands Doll

Paper Clay from my little brother.

This stuff is amazing. It air-dries and then you can paint it. It's so soft and fluffy; it looks edible. I made little mushrooms out of it.

Paper Clay Mushrooms

Lastly, here is a mushroom elf I made right before Christmas. I ran out of stuffing, so I could only make one, which means I couldn't make enough to give out as presents. Maybe next year. :)

Mushroom Snow Elf


Lori said...

you are SO cute:) i love your sweet little mushroom creations and the dolls from your sister are just adorable!!!

Sarah and Jack said...

I love paper clay. I also made mushrooms with mine.

I want to see a better photo of that mushroom elf!

zari - justZHM said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful xmas! it's great when we can share with so many loved ones! i really miss xmas eve with the whole family gathered together, here in Lebanon it was only my mom and me :'(

btw...all the gifts are so cute ;)


Euphoria said...

Awww- that Mushroom elf is SO cute! Glad to hear you had a great Christmas! Have a safe New Year!!

Holly said...

Those Japanese toys look so cute(I'm a fan), and what fun for the clay and your lovely mushooms! But the best would have to be your mushroom elf.... very original and awesome!

BuddingCook said...

wow your sister is so super sweet. ;) but those toys are cute. even cuter when u see them in action.

Celeste said...

such wonderful presents!!! i'm so impressed with your siblings' awesome gift-giving prowess!

Yuzu said...

I ♥ the mushroom elf! And the cute toys you received. I agree with you...Christmas changes when you're older because I enjoy giving gifts more than receiving now.

Holly said...

Such fun Christmas pressies! And, I just LOVE the little mushroom elf! Adorable! :0)

Holly said...

Hey! I suddenly became obsessed with that japanese nodding doll you blogged about! Sooo cuuute!

Evie said...

What kind of paint did you use on the paper clay?