craft night at suz's....

...proved to be full of handmade and edible secret santa gifties, potluck yummies, crafts and good friends just hanging out. myself, aaron, helen, jessica, and our new family member, jen, all got together sunday night and exchanged our santa gifties, made crafts, and ate!!! what fun, but it always is. it's the best part of xmas at o'suz really. first we ate. we had cheeses and salads and mac n cheese and mexican dip. then we exchanged our santa gifties. here is what we opened!







.....then we made crafts, including: pomanders, amy butler paper covered clothespins and sugar and salt scrubs. i was in charge of the product making, as i love product, so it just seemed fitting i would gather the ingredients and get us going with scrubs. we made grapefruit salt scrub and peppermint and lavender sugar scrub. we also used some yummy yonka oil that my lovely husband got me last year at oasis day spa and made a special sugar scrub with that. we used stickers from work to adorn our jars.
jen brought the amy butler paper, which was so lovely to see and use. aaron and jessica brought clothespins that they keep stashed at home. here is where jessica keeps hers (from her childhood). i wanted to steal it, it was so sweet. aaron keeps hers in a lotta jansdotter box from a vase she bought at o'suz years back. the box left looking very different then whence it came via scraps applied artfully by helen. no hands idled. then at eves end, jessica and i made a pomander, mine random, hers beautiful. both smelling delicious. the only downside was knowing it may be a another year til we craft together again.....