Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gift making time..HOHOHO!!!

I made myself a New Year's resolution the beginning of the year that I was not going to wait until the very last minute to start making any gifts that I wanted to give for Christmas this year. Yes..yes..I know...sit there and laugh..we all make resolutions with the best of intentions that we know good and darn well that we are gonna break or totally forget about making.  BUT after sitting up into the wee hours of the morning last year on the last day of school before the Christmas break to get teachers gifts done, I promised myself...NEVER AGAIN!!! I think I was a zombie for about two days after that...just roaming around the house muttering to myself....well..ok..I might do that all the time.....but anyways you know what I'm saying. Don't you? I know I'm not the only one to burn the midnight oil on a project and then swear a solemn oath that "this will never happen again".  You don't have to admit it but I know there are a few of you out there that understand.

In keeping to my resolution and perhaps to keep my sanity, yesterday I started sculpting some Santa faces that I'm going to turn into pins.  They're going to be gifts to the two teacher aides that are in the Chazman's class this year. Now keep in mind that these are just WIP photos....I still have some smoothing and wrinkling to do but I wanted to show you what I have been up to and to prove that I can keep a New Year's resolution. least one of them. The other ones I ummmm didn't keep well ummm I will just make them again this year and do my best to keep them. Ya believe that...ri iight??

I think I captured the Jolly Ole Elf himself in both of these faces. The first apparently is having a wonderful giggle and the second is a sweet and caring smile. (which really means that Santa really does check the "who's been naughty or nice list) I always detail more than I know I need to on Santa, which might be silly to some since his chin is going to be covered in his beautiful beard but I know what's under it and it just doesn't seem right to send him out into the world without a chin. AND yes Jennifer (you know which J you are...hehe) he does look a bit creepy without his eyes painted. I promise they will be painted as soon as they are baked.

Until next time.....Hugs, Regi


  1. Ooh LUCKY teachers! These are going to fabulous- I'm sure you'll be adding that special sparkle to eyes that makes all your ooaks so incredible! Can't wait to see :)

  2. Oh, WOW!!!! Those faces are AMAZING! YOU are amazing! You will have some very happy recipients!!!

  3. Firstly, thank you so much for visiting my blog, following it and for your fantastic comment you left. I was quite oversome, oh yes and my head swelled to twice its normal size.
    Secondly, I was a teacher for years and if I had received something as fab as these pins you are making I would have blown up in excitement. What a really kind thought.
    We all leave things until the last minute. I normally do but this year I am amazingly organised and have bought all my presents. This wasn't as good an idea as you might think as I ended up eating several of the chocolate presents intended for others when I had a chocolate craving. I had to go back out and repurchase them. Don't worry I've hidden these so I won't know where to find them. :)
    What a talented lady you are. Count me in as your latest follower.

  4. I totally leave things to the last minute too, I'm also trying to get things started a little earlier but you're doing way better than me I'm just thinking about things haha

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  7. Can't wait to see these painted! Thanks for linking this at Wickedly Crafty Saturdays!

  8. The faces are wonderful.

  9. Oh so happy to have some new friends. ^_^ I hope ya'll come back again and again!!

    Ineke...thank you. Hope you are well my friend.


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