Winter is officially here. My front door is completely buried in snow, no forcing it open for now. The roads are slick and plowing hasn’t been great so I stayed in today and let family pick up a few things I needed from the store for Christmas dinner. It has been great having the freezer as the last 4 weeks I have been eating out of my pantry and freezer without needing anything from the store. Another plus is finding there isn’t any food waste when you prep and put up food before winter. All the food scraps were put in the compost in the field which means all I have to do is heat the food and enjoy.
What do you do when you are indoors on what feels like a very long day? You clean and do some crafting. I painted a few pine cones for an arrangement I plan to put together for Christmas, just to add a touch of color in a bland spot. But I over estimated how much paint I would need, resulting in a bit too much of the blue. Being a blended color I couldn’t pour it back into the can. I looked around and spotted an empty Snapple jar left here by a guest. Is it just me or does that stuff taste gross to you too? Anyway, a bit of paint and some decoupage glue and I have a pretty vase
While tidying up I came across a number three my granddaughter must have dropped the last time she was here. What’s the big deal about that? Well she made it for one. I thought it might be something you would enjoy doing with little ones on a cold day. When we were cutting the toilet rolls for the wall hanging she picked one up and studied it a few seconds then announced she wanted to make her numbers with some of the cut pieces.
For the 3 all we did was cut the circle in one spot then bend and add a dab of hot glue to hold the shape. A few numbers, like “4″ were a little more difficult but she had a blast. I hear the numbers were painted at home and are on display so I sent the “3″ home today to complete the set.