Sure enough, Saturday night we got hit with an ice storm and we woke up to an icy winter wonderland. It quickly warmed up and with all our trees, it looked like it was raining. When a hard gust of wind blew, all the melted ice came flying off the branches and I sure wouldn't have wanted to be standing underneath when that happened!
We spent the day indoors painting Santas. A few years ago, my Dad was getting heavy into his wood carving and after carving, my stepmom would paint them. I guess they got lots of comments on their work, so they decided to take some of Dad's carvings to a company that will copy and make "blanks" so Dad wouldn't have to make repeat carvings of the same thing. Stepmom would set up an assembly line and paint and then they took their work on the road to different craft shows to sell their wares. Before they moved, they needed to downsize and they gave us several boxes of blank santas: ornaments, light bulb santa heads (above) and full body Santas. So, we spent the afternoon painting Santa heads and will give them out as presents.
I have another project to do with the girls today. Making salt-dough ornaments! Oldest has been bugging me to paint some more, and I really don't want to drag out all the paints again so I'm hoping she will be happy with making salt-dough ornaments. I thought that they would make cute little gifts for their cousins and we can save the Santa heads for family gifts. I need to scour the internet for a recipe for salt-dough and then I'll post pictures of our finished ornaments in my next posting.
Have a good Monday!