My daughter and I have been working together to make Christmas gifts for family and friends. Amanda is only 8, so she needs a lot of "help" to get some of it done. One item that we've made is soap on a rope. I crocheted the bags (SUPER easy) and she made the glycerin soap bars. I used a base so she wouldn't have to be around lye. Amanda stirred the base in the pan while it melted. Then she mixed in her own scent and color choices while I poured the hot soap into molds. I'm excited about the soap bags, because they're practical, easy to make (10 minutes each) and reusable (made with cotton).
More items we're working on for Christmas gifting are purchased ceramic mugs upon which Amanda painted designs and pictures. I made up some different chip dip and dressing mixes and cookie mixes to add. The paints we used are made for ceramics. We sprayed them with acrylic spray to keep the paint on.
Finally, I want to show you a couple of snow pictures. These are taken in our yard today. We've had a winter storm going on since Tuesday night. I think it might get lifted tonight...at least I hope! Several feet of snow in just a few days.