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Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments

It's November, which to many over-enthusiastic holiday lovers means CHRISTMAS! Yes, I love Thanksgiving as well—it's just one big holiday celebration for me from now to the end of the year. So far, I've refrained from putting up my Christmas tree, but that doesn't mean I can't prepare, right? This past weekend, I spent some time making some ornaments. I love to create handmade ornaments to add to my little tree each year. 
Lately I've been interested in popsicle stick crafts. I found some super cute ideas on Pinterest (see the links to my Holiday Crafts and Food board and specific posts below). I like that such a simple material can have so many possibilities. Just add paint and glue!
I was able to get my kids involved for part of my craft day. They are ages 2 and 3, so they didn't do much beyond just paint a few popsicle sticks. I turned these painted sticks into little Santa Claus ornaments—two for each daughter as they're bound to ruin some of them …

Make Stuff!

Happy New Year everybody! I can't believe it is 2013. The past year just flew right by. Of course this is the time when people make resolutions for the coming year. I've decided that I will make and record some creative goals for myself to accomplish in the next 12 months, in the hopes that having a set list will give me some focus and accountability to those goals.

I came up with a few crafty things that I want to get done this year, ranging from simple crafty things I've always wanted to do, to more business and career-oriented resolutions. Some of these include...

-Blog!
-Make a quilt
-Learn to crochet
-Get my scrapbook up to date
-Reopen and maintain my Etsy shop
-Build a portfolio for pattern design and licensing illustration

I also came up with these additional goals for myself. Maybe these are too broad to really be called goals, but they are things that I need to improve upon that will enable me to accomplish the things I set out to do.

1. Start stuff: No more &qu…