happy winter

I had a friendly challenge with some bloggie friends…we altered some hinged tins.  I totally forgot to take all the photos, Vicki was so sweet to give me hers and I’ll be sharing that this week. 

Here’s mine:
All the paper is from the Chickaniddy Crafts Collection, Jolly Good.  The enamel dots are MME/Freckled Fawn.

Here’s the interior:

It’s a winter survival kit, on a very small scale.  It has a pack of tissues, hand sanitizer and a lip balm.  This was gifted to my girl.

Speaking of my girl, she’s back home with us for several weeks.  She gets her bedroom back which leaves me without an office so Darin helped me move my computer back into the ‘ole craft room. 

Over the weekend, we had some seriously lovely weather.  The girl and I spent some time at the Pike Place Market and then went out to the University of Washington campus to pick up the boy.  He had a Computer Science competition.

I love this pic of the girl.

On Sunday, I had a holiday gathering with some friends and we had brunch at Skillet.

 This pic is for you, Yvonne:

“the ultimate grilled cheese” –
a classic done right, with brie, cheddar &
american cheeses on brioche toast 
add bacon jam✔
add fried chicken thigh✔ 

That there was beyond delish.  Needless to say I didn’t need to have any dinner that evening.

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39 thoughts on “happy winter”

  1. hehehehe a food selfie for Yvonne! I love it!!! LOVING the tin!!! Such a great idea and loving the deer!!!!!!

  2. What a cute tin!
    Love the photo of you and your girl. You take photos like me.
    Yummo. I love a good grilled cheese on a crusty bread.

  3. Very sweet pic of your girl and a lovely gift for her too. That grilled cheese sandwich looks amazing 🙂

  4. I absolutely love your idea of a winter survival kit, Amy, and your altered tin is beyond adorable! Loving that little polka dotty reindeer! Enjoy your holiday break! So nice to have the kids home, isn't it?

  5. Winter survival kit!? Sooo clever! The tin isn't altered–it's just plain cute!
    And YUM on that lunch! Enjoy your moments with your kiddos!

  6. What an adorable idea! I didn't see that paper pad this holiday season or I surely would have snatched it up! Your daughter is so pretty and that sandwich looks divine! Happy Holidays, Amy!

  7. Booooooo my comment didn't post! The decoration on the tin is pretty! Love the food pic too lol

  8. Your winter survival kit is adorable and its such a great idea!! Your daughter is so pretty.. she takes after he momma ;). And holy moly that grilled cheese is legit! Looks delicious!!

  9. ok seriously I am drooling over your food!!! YUM!!! Glad your daughter is back for christmas break!!!
    super cute altered tin too!!!

  10. I snagged what you used for "stuffing" and made 3 of these for friends! So perfect with the colds and stuff this time of year! AND, they get to use the tins for other stuff once the goodies are gone – love dual gifts 🙂 Your's is so cute!

  11. A) What a great gift idea! Those tins are super cute! B) I'm glad you're getting some time to spend with your girl! I'm sure the loss of your computer space is SO worth it. C) *drool*

  12. Oh how cute is that 'survival kit' fabulous papers and sweet fawn, Amy. Great pic of you and your daughter at the PPM, glad you are enjoying some girl time together! And, look at that sandwich!! Ohhh, how I miss my trips to Seattle :-p

  13. Amy love your hinged tin so much! Yay for your girl to be home–mama must be so happy! She is so pretty Amy!

  14. What a fun gift box, Amy, love the family pictures as well! It is raining here again! Have a fabulous thursday!

  15. Great project and gift! Love the picture of you and "the girl." That ultimate grilled cheese looks ah-mazing! So jealous that you live close to Pike Place. I went to Seattle once for a work conference and absolutely fell in love with everything there!

  16. That sandwich looks absolutely divine!!! And makes me rather hungry……. The tin is such a fabulous idea and a lovely gift. Love your decoration, the papers are so gorgeous and bright. Must be so good to have the kids home and hope they spoil you rotten for Christmas!!

  17. Awesome survival kit idea! Love the patterns and details! Sweet picture! The food looks scrumptious!

  18. Lovely survival kit in this lovely post! Your DD is absolutely darling! So happy to see your kids growing up and thriving, Amy!

  19. LOVE this kit!
    I LOVE visiting Pike Place when we are in the area.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn aka

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