Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Card

Happy Saturday to you.  As we all rush around making christmas cookies, buying those last few gifts, and planning holiday dinners I thought I would send you a copy of our Christmas card.  For the past few years I have hand made them.  I start in November with the goal of sending them out the day after Thanksgiving.  That way, it is off my plate and thus easier to enjoy this, my favorite time of year.  

I bought a stamp at an Etsy store called Dragonfly Buzz.  I have had my eye on this stamp since last year.  I stamped it and we all signed it in gold ink.  

So, I hope that you are all enjoying your holidays.  Thank you very much for following me this year, whether I post weekly or not for a month or so.  I know it is tough when things are so busy, but I really try to take time this time of year to appreciate all that I have been blessed with.  


Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Rustic Christmas

This is my favorite time of year.  I love the feeling at Christmastime.  I love that you sometimes witness some act of generosity that you may not the rest of the year.  I love getting and decorating our tree. I look forward to seeing my kids' faces when they open their presents.

 I also love wrapping the gifts.  I was inspired this year by my sister in law Cheryl, of Fresh Vanilla for C, to make by own wrapping paper and tags.  She told me that she found some paper at Anthropologie that had pom poms on it.  Another thing I love are pom poms. I used my hot glue gun to affix them. 

I then saw something on pinterest which inspired me to make these wreaths.

I embossed these cards and attached the wreaths with bakers twine.  The "to" and "from" are on the back.

I love the simplicity of bakers' twine.

I also made these pillows today.  As always, I really like the subtlety of white on white.  And the big bold red stripe on this grain sack pillow is very festive.  They are both in my Etsy store.

Last but not least, I made hand towels to give as hostess gifts this season.  (also in the shop).  

Enjoy your holiday season.

Merry Merry