Thursday, January 5, 2012

So much fun at Sweet Woodruff Acres

I had the grand kids a few hours early on Christmas Eve-Eve (we celebrated Christmas Eve two nights in a row!).  While we were in the kitchen baking, we somehow got way off track when I taught them how to make a blow up balloon squeal loudly!  Then we three got rowdy and ended up rolling on the kitchen floor in laughter.   I think we were all super excited about Christmas (and maybe had too many sweet by then, too!)

Jessica & Craig had wrapped all their gifts in brown craft paper.  For the tags they had sepia photos of the recipients. The kids absolutely loved this, they didn't have to look for names, but their own faces.  These gifts were so pretty! 

I made plates of gingerbread cookies, Tex-Mex Snack Mix, bags of candies, mini-gingerbread houses and more to give out to neighbors and friends.  

 This is one of the small wood cutting boards I made to give out as gifts.  I took my Scottie Dog cookie cutter and enlarged the pattern.  I cut them out of wood from myrtlewood trees that grow on our property.  Did you know myrtlewood only grows in two places on earth?  Yes, here in Oregon and in Israel.  How cool is that?  I wanted to make more of these, but ran out of time, as well our wood wasn't dry enough yet. It takes at least 6 months to really season it well.

This Oregon state shape cutting board was made the same way as the Scottie Dog one above.  I have an Oregon state shape cookie cutter  that I traced and just enlarged the pattern to the size I wanted.  These cutting boards were one of my favorite crafts this year, right up there with my gingerbread house decorating party!  More on that next post!

Have a great weekend.
May you have 2012 blessing this year!
Hugs, Heidi
(Linked with Cindy's My Romantic Home Show & Tell Friday here.)


Amy said...

The cutting boards are so cute!!! I think those moments when you and your loved ones end up laughing on the floor are the best!

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mimi said...

Hi Heidi,
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!! I think I covered all the missed holiday greetings I ment to wish you. Things have finally slowed just a bit allowing me time to visit with cherished friends. I hope your holidays were happy and from the picture above and below it looks like they were :) I just love those cutting boards--I think what I love most is the fact that they were cut from your trees!! and by you--what a brave girl you are to use an electric saw device (see I don't even know what they are called hahahah) I think I will stick to a sewing machine :) I love how your daughter wrapped her packages this year. What a very clever idea--I may have to borrow it for next year. Well just stopping in to say Hello--Happy Wednesday xoxox

Lea said...

Oh I love those photos!
Your walls must be so full of laughter! :)
Those brown wrapped prezzies of Jessicas are gorgeous! And your sweet treats for neighbors are as well! I bet our neighbors felt SO LOVED. WhooHoOo!
Now the cutting board is the bomb... and to think you and Israel have thee only trees like that. That my friend is waycool. Will we be seeing those in your Etsy shoppe?!!!
Happy new year to one wonderful sisterchick and her family in CB!!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

The cutting boards are just perfect - how special that they came from your trees!

And you look like such a wonderful time in the photos you're having - so happy!

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