Let’s talk extraordinary. My guest for the 4th day of 12 Days of Home for the Holidays is Ms. Lisa Pace.
As a crafter and artist she has influenced and inspired me. When you read her posts on Facebook you know of her gentle nature. Her website In The Details just screams inspiration. As I “got around” the internet I would often bump into her at Wendy Vecchi’s blog, Studio 490. Wendy’s first stamp set was released and everyone went crazy with all the different things we could make with her new stamps. Here comes Lisa stamping a poinsettia on fabric, layering it and sewing on it. That came out of left field for me. I’ve been inspired every since. I followed Wendy over to Maya Road’s blog to find Lisa quite at home. She is truly a creative soul.
Oh, yes I just discovered Lisa and I are BOTH Fiskateers!
Lisa is a multi media artist and has her first book “Delight In the Details” scheduled for publication in late January. (Maybe in time for CHA?) She loves creating items for the holidays as well as projects for everyday dome décor. On her blog “It’s In The Details” you can find lots of easy to follow step by step project tutorials. You can follower her on Facbook and Twitter
Lisa will be posting the instruction to her project on her blog “In The Details.”
Ms. Lisa M. Pace
The way I have preserved this tradition with my girls is pretty simple…we make something fun together each holiday season. When the girls were really young I would not let them purchase their gifts to give. They had to make theirs right down to the wrapping paper. I gave them cookie cutters to dip in paint and place onto cut up paper bugs then once the paint dried they used this to wrap their gifts. They loved making their own wrapping paper and talked about it for years.
When Ansley was around 5 years old she decided she would make fudge for everyone. So we filled aluminum cookie cutters with homemade chocolate fudge and wrapped each one in baggies tied with curling ribbon. That year Ansley licked so many bowls of chocolate fudge she couldn’t eat fudge for years without feeling sick. And yes we still get laughs from that one. When Terri was little she loved to paint so we poured plaster into candy molds and she created ornaments to give each family member. Now that they are older we make either an ornament or some small holiday decoration together.
It is always fun to sit and talk about tall the things we have created and each year we know we will continue adding to our handmade holiday collection just as we did this year with this Snowman ornament.
Merry Christmas Lisa and to your Family.
Tomorrow's Guest Blogger is Ms. Margot Potter.
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