Monday, January 3, 2011


I got several fantastic Christmas gifts that I forgot to share!

Before I get to the presents here are my holiday decorations. This is my small silver tree which is in red & black and in the living room:

This is my living room windows. I think the star lights might stay up year round now:

And my big silver tree in my craft room which gets decorated in my jewel tone ornaments from Crate & Barrel purchased many years ago:

These were some of the presents I gave:

Now on to those I recieved...

The first has been on my want list for a while. A new camera. I've been in need of a camera that takes crisp close-up pictures for all my craft projects. Since I usually just talk about the thinks I really want and fail to purchase them (probably because I'm off buying fabric) I hadn't gotten around to getting this like I planned to. Luckily Dan and Alan came to the rescue! Thank you so much.

Now here is a crappy picture taken of my new camera with my old camera:

Canon PowerShot A3100

And here is a nice crisp picture of my old camera taken with my new camera:

Olympus FE-20

Old Camera:

New Camera:

See why I needed a new camera. I could eventually get the old one to take a pretty decent picture but I would have to take about 20 pictures to get one good one. It was fine for landscapes and people shots but close-ups not so much. Anyway the new camera is a very welcome addition to my crafty lifestyle.

I feel bad putting down my old camera because it was a very generous Christmas gift from my boyfriend two years ago. At the time he got it for me though I wasn't really documenting things I made so close-up pictures were not a necessity for me. Going back to gifts this year, he gave me a fantastic crafty gift that I will not need to be replacing any time soon. An Accuquilt Go! Cutter!!! Now this picture was taken with my new camera but in very poor lighting (so it's not the camera's fault). You will notice Peanut & Lucky in the background enjoying their gifts.

Santa Came to Chicago Early!!!

And my final crafty gift is a mountain of fabric all half yard cuts from my mom, aunt and 4-year-old niece (my SIL took her to a craft store and she picked out some fabric for me).

New to the stash...

Thanks for all my crafty presents.


AllieKatMom said...

You had a great Cmas looks like. That camera takes great pics!! And the cutter....drool!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

Congratulations on all of your Christmas goodies! I love my Canon camera.

Stopping by from SYTYC. Good luck!!

Debbie said...

Lisa, you got some very good gifts!! You will love the GO cutter.

Can I just tell you how much I love your Christmas trees? FABULOUS!!!

One question? Is the new camera orange? :)

Lisa said...

It is RED! But great question it is a terrrrrrrrible picture!