Christmas Craft Project: Advent Calendar-- think I'll sew some small, reusable cloth bags, and find a slightly different way to arrange the clothes pins, so that there's more space for the bags. Love the idea of painting the clothes pins, though!
New Years Idea: Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.