One of my favorite holiday decorations growing up were the handmade felt stockings hanging from the mantel. I have memories of my Mom working diligently to finish them and then help my older sister finish hers when she started having her own kids. Well once I found out I was pregnant and due in October, I decided that I was going to start making one for my baby girl’s first Christmas! And sure enough, I had to call upon my Mom to help me finish MINE in time for Christmas this year. It was definitely a time consuming project, but when the nesting instinct kicked in during my third trimester, I welcomed the challenge. Here is the finished product:
Sometimes when the weekend comes, all I want to do stick in a chick flick, pull out my craft bins and get crafting! This weekend was one of those times. I pulled out the corkboard and paint, threw Julie & Julia in the DVD player and dreamed of french food while I cut out big ‘ol Texas. First I made the states and then decided to make some coasters out of the scraps! I love how they turned out. There’s something about bright colors on neutrals – gets me every time!
My super creative sister-in-law Callen started a Tumblr page called On A Whim and I am fortunate enough to be a contributor on it! Bounce on over and get inspired.
Can you think of 50 different Christmas traditions? I created 50 collectible cards sharing just that! From going ice skating to writing Santa to going Christmas caroling, each card explains a different tradition and gives you a fun tip to go with it! I also constructed and wrapped the box they come in.