Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Licorice Leg Santa

I went over to Jeri's house last night and worked on these 'lil fellas. They're made from Stampin' Up! punches and a set of Twizzlers. I'm going to do another craft show, on the 24th, and I'm going to make some of these up. Aren't they the cutest?!

I'm having a Kids Crop on Saturday . . . they're making a Build-A-Bear card, a scrapbook, and a little 3D scalloped bag. A few of the Moms have mentioned how they're going to ask for a electronic die cutting machine (did I stay politically correct there?) for Christmas . . . but they're apprehensive to let their kids touch it. Well . . . I'm not! What can they do to it . . . we'll be right there? This is the scalloped bag their going to make . . . along with some stamping (of course). They'll get to fill it with Starburst candy too . . . what kiddo wouldn't like that?! :o) I hope all the kids have a good time.

Today is bitter sweet, since it would have been our Mom's 70th birthday. This is one of my favorite pictures of "GiGi". She was holding Nathan, when he was about a month old (in 2003). Mom named herself "GiGi" when Jackson (Theresa's oldest) was little, which stood for "Goofy Grandma", and the name just stuck. Patrick, our youngest is named after her (as her name was Mary Patricia). She passed away about one month before Patrick was born (in 2004). She had a contagious laugh and was an absolute wonderful Mom, wife, friend, and very proud of all her grandsons! We so miss our 'lil ray of sunshine, but know that she touches us somehow and someway everyday.

Thanks for stopping by my craft room and be sure to tell someone you love them!


  1. The Santa and mouse singing turned out really cute!! Good luck with your kids class on Saturday. They will all have a great time and they will learn from a great teacher!!! You will need to do a CLASSROOM style class....Those are the BEST classes!!!

    Okay Sissy, how many kleenex's did you go through when you were typing your blog message and writing about mom!!! She was the BEST mom in the whole world!!!! I did so well until I checked your BLOG....Dang you sissy!!! If I need a box of kleenex then I know you need a CASE!!! We might need to take a WHOLE suitcase full next weekend...We will be there for each other and take it one article of clothing and memory together at a time!!!! We were talking about Gigi tonight and what a special person she was in all of our lives!!!

    Love ya!

  2. Very cute! I love the idea of using the licorice for legs!

  3. How cute! love this Santa and mouse!
    It's very touching to hear you girls talk about you mom. I feel the same way about my mom. She died on August 20, 2008. I miss her so much! I always say she was the best mom in the entire world. My mother's name was Mary too.
    Warm Hugs to you and your sister.