Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Santa Gift

So, for the boys this year, Santa got them a set of bunk beds and decorated their room for them. It's not as great as their old room in Iowa, which had more architectural interest, more white trim, and black carpet to pull it all together (refer to earlier post about our Iowa house to see pictures of their old room), but they do each have their own closet in this one. I think they will still like it. Here is the before pictures of the room and pictures of the finished product. FYI, Santa found these awesome bunk beds at, even though he vowed never to shop there again, after much aggravation with orders last Christmas. But, they were such an awesome deal, he couldn't pass them up. In fact, we think he got the last ones available because they went out of stock right after he ordered them. They convert into two matching twin beds. So, they should give us plenty of good years.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

More Christmas Gifts

So here is the main gift I've been working on for the boys. I made one for each of them This is the finished product. I'm a little dissapointed that they turned out so "cutsie"-looking. You can't really see in the picture, but there is a cut in the wood that extends the line of the jaw as well as one that continues the line of the mouth. So, they look a little better in person. I was also mad because I couldn't find leather strapping anywhere in town so I had to make the bridle and reins out of ribbon instead. Arghh. Anyway, here it is. I hope they like them.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More Christmas Stuff

O.k., so we finished the block puzzle for Ben. Here it is. Ben is really excited about the baby on the way and is equally excited about all baby animals, so I made sure to include pictures that had baby horses as well. I think he's really going to like it. As soon as I can make it over to Home depot, I will make a base/frame for each of the puzzles to hold the blocks together.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Presents

So, we have been extremely blessed this year to be able to purchase a minivan to accommodate our growing family. However, it has left us with a very limited Christmas budget. Therefore, we are making alot of our gifts this year. Here is the first one we have made. This is for Nathan from Ben. Nathanael is really into superheroes this year. It is a block puzzle. Since the blocks all have 6 side, there are 6 puzzles that can be made from the same set of blocks. We picked out pictures from the internet, printed them out, cut them to fit the blocks and modge podged them on. It turned out really great. I think Nathan is really going to love it. Nathan is currently helping me make one for Ben (he doens't know he's getting one too). Ben is really into horses this year so Nathanael suggested we do one out of horse pictures for Ben. I will post pictures of it and the other gifts Cam and I make for the kids this year when they are done.