January 19, 2012

I'm back...

Hello all my blog friends. Sorry I've been MIA. Over the last month or so I seem to have lost my Mojo and my desire to even look at my craft area. I think I did so much at Christmas that I just got burnt out and needed a break. I finally sat down at my craft area a few days ago and actually started creating again....and it felt really good.

My post today isn't anything I've made in the last few days...but a gift that I made my Dad for Christmas. Let me give you a little background first. My Dad is a "retired" cabinet maker...who can't seem to stay out of the shop. He has always been amazing with wood and carving. Well he decided to carve faces in acorns. I'm no real sure what prompted this..but whatever makes him happy and keeps him busy. So when PTI came out with their Autumn Acorns set he came right to my mind. Then while Christmas shopping my Daughter and we found this super cute acorn cookie cutter...again..Dad came right to my mind. Combine the two and this is what I came up with.

Here are some of Dad's carvings.

And here is the gift I made him. I had so much fun putting this together for him.

 This is the jar with the lid and matching tag.

 And here it is filled with acorn sugar cookies!

 Everyone got a huge kick out of it. I was at the house last week and he still has cookies left..haha. They would have been long gone in my house.

Well thanks for stopping by and I promise I'll be back soon.



  1. Welcome back!
    A lovely gift idea!

  2. So glad you are back! Those by your dad carvings are amazing! The jar is super cute! I bet he loved it!

  3. Awesome gift. Those cookies look yummy. Your dad is a very talented carver.

  4. Welcome back. I've had you in my google reader, patiently waiting! Your dad's carvings are amazing. And, your gift to him--so sweet.

  5. Oh, this is fabulous, Deanna! I love it!

  6. how unique!! such a thoughtful gift for him!

  7. This is such an adorable gift. Which stamp set has the "gift for you dad"?

  8. I've been enjoying browsing your blog and absolutely love this post! Your Dad's acorns are outrageous and fabulous, and your gift to him was too perfect. Love your style.

  9. Oh this is just precious! I make cut-out cookies with my son every year and love the idea of putting them in a clear jar as a gift! Thanks for the great idea!



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