It's been a good year to be the owner of Little Bit Funky.
I've been blessed with more features than I can list...among my favorites was a feature in Readers Digest, multiple features in popular Canadian magazines, blog features by TLC and Buzzfeed and so many more. My blessings were more than I could count in 2013 and I am regularly smitten with my job.
I have big plans for 2013, the like of which I have never felt the need to pursue before. Up until this point I have accepted what has fallen in my lap and worked as hard as I could with that. This next year I plan on doing a little more pursuing and planning and shifting of things.
For one, I will only be selling hohos in my shop (and patterns). I am going to work and focus on trying to keep my crafty ADD to a minimum in the shop and instead use that energy to create more "how-to's" here on the blog.
And I'll keep baking. And sharing my heart and what the Lord is doing there.
I'd love to hear your ideas of what you would like to see featured?
After you comment with that little nugget of information you can enjoy taking a peek at my top ten posts from 2012. :)
1. What I made for Monday - Mini Apple Pies
2. 20 Minute Crafter - DIY Photo Canvas
3. What I made for Monday - Naughty Naughty Donuts
4. How to replace your iPhone 4 screen!
5. How to eat a pomegranate!
6. Painting wooden spoons.
7. Handprint snowman ornaments!
8. 20 Minute Crafter - Reindeer thumbprint ornaments
9. How to turn a mason jar into a spillproof cup (with a straw)
10. Cinnamon rolls in a waffle iron!
I wish you much love and happiness in 2013. I am so SO very grateful for each and everyone of you that stop by and say hello. It's kind of amazing the vast number of friends I have made through this blog, certainly something I never planned on. But you all have made my neighborhood bigger, my Christmas card list longer and my heart fuller. Thank you!
Happy New Year!
Until recently I just kept them in a box and at Christmas time brought them out and maybe put them in a pretty basket or something.
This would be great to do with yearly birthday cards for your kids to add to every year too!
Have fun making some!
1. Porkchop brought the boys their yearly ornaments on his debut morning!
2. Then he tp'ed the tree.
3. He built a house of cards from our old Christmas cards.
4. Porkchop brought the boys elf sized kisses (chocolate chips covered in Hershey papers).
6. Potty time!
7. Chef Porkchop made snowman donuts!
8. Tire swing time!
10. Sick day from too much candy!
11. Fun with window markers.
12. Tight rope walker!
14. Chef Elf made gingerbread cookies!
15. Pooper scooper duty!
16. Cookie machine.
18. Porkchop left elf seeds and dirt....
19. ...that grew into Elf pops!
20. Some elf style camping.
22. Elf yourself on the Ipad!
23. Elves love syrup on spaghetti!
24. Super Porkchop!
26. Zip line!
27. A tasty predicament!
28. Banister sledding!
30. Incognito elf!
I hope you had as much fun with your elf as we did with ours! It was worth every minute of prep and work to see how much joy this little guy brought to MY little guys!
Stay tuned for more Christmas catch up this week!
You need a tote (I got these from consumercrafts.com), a doily (from Michaels) and some paint (I used acrylic).
But with some planning and starting early I was able to pull it all together with the last one being delivered today!
Each teacher/staff/bus driver got a chapstick cozy, a tissue cozy, a tote with their initial, a pouch, a tin of homemade cookies, a mini chalkboard and a set of hand warmers. Aaron's teachers also got an ornament with snowmen made from his handprint.
The result is a nice little package of homemade goodness, enough to say "We love you and thank you!"
Want to make some quick hand warmers? They only take about ten minutes...ready?