Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to all the wonderful people in blog land!! Yes, I had time to post today because we don't live around any family, so we didn't have to be at 2-3 places at once. It's just me the hubby and the kids. It was a very nice Christmas day, except for being stirred from a deep sleep about 2am this morning from a very excited kid! Needless to say, she never really went back to sleep and is running on empty as I'm posting this. She actually ran out of gas a few hours ago, but is fighting to stay awake. I remember those days soooooooooooo many years ago! The were fun back then when you didn't need as much rest as you do when you get much older. It's amazing and tiring to see Christmas through your childrens eyes!

Anyway, a friend of ours called early this afternoon and asked us to take a look outside on the front porch. I had a sneaky feeling what he had waiting for us. Well, we went and took a peak and found this Santa cookie jar sitting at our door step. Filled with homemade sugar cookies and this sign.
This Santa cookie jar has over ten years of wandering between our households looking for a home. Every year we keep filling it up with cookies and sending it back to them and they in turn send it back to us(no one likes the jar!). Last year we thought he was gone forever because he hadn't made an appearance, but here he stands again! It's been a long time running joke between our families.  It's really turning kind of weird because this friends wife is actually starting to like the jar and so I have to alter him in some way to make him unappealing. No one wanted him for years and now she has a crush on him! When I'm done with him, she just might change her mind. Don't worry! It will be a subtle change!




This doll was created for the recycled materials doll challenge on the Art Doll Only Group that I belong to. The body is made from an metal spice container and the dangling piece is a vintage door knob to a dresser drawer.

4 comments:

tess stieben said...

Too funny, I do love the santa cookie jar story. Hugs!

stregata said...

Merry Christmas, Carla! Love the cookie jar story and the 'spice' doll. Wishing you peaceful days...

Are you curious about me? said...

Hope you had a very special Christmas Carla, best wishes for the New Year.. Hope to see some of your prints in 2012.. x

missy majchrzak buckley said...

Hee hee! We have a "thing" that also makes an appearance at Christmas, in our family every year.It used to be a dinosaur I made, when I was small, out of some papermache-like substance. The head has since fallen off and it now looks like a grotesque potato, sadly decorated in red and green bits of stuff and passed secretly to a different family member each year. I love tradions!
I love your new doll as well, Carla! Have a happy New Year!