All posts tagged: Christmas

Christmas Crafting 2014

Okay, so I didn’t go as all out as I did last year (see part 1 and part 2), but I also ran behind and didn’t get to finish one of the things I was working on. I made it to Christmas Eve thinking I could still finish and finally made the decision to put it off and enjoy my time so I let my sis know part of her gift would have to come later. Crafting should never be stressful :) So here are the ones I did finish in time: #1. Foldover Clutch For my BFF! Made using this tutorial from Skirt As Top that I’ve been wanting to try, and I also followed the leather recommendations from you & mie with my faux leather. My outer fabrics were from Joann’s from a splurge I had before leaving Cheyenne :/ and the lining was from my stash.   I used these gift tags this year… love them! #2. Double-Sided Infinity Scarf This I made as part of my gift for the Great Christmas Gift Exchange, put on by …

Christmas Card Reveal!

Oooo fun day. I’m so excited about our cards this year! Here’s the close up: Ahhh… I just can’t get enough of those sweet faces. Seeing that last year didn’t go very well trying to get their photos, this year I kept them inside, separated them, and gave out lots of treats during the process :) Here are a few outtakes: As long as there’s good lighting, Finn is actually pretty easy to get a good picture of – and of course as long as he will slow down for a minute :/ Zoe always puts on her serious face when I have the camera out, but luckily she broke down and gave me a nice smile :) Then she got bored and walked away… so we were done. lol Oh and right now as I write this I can hear Finn snoring from the living room. You’d think he was an old man. I love my little furry old man. :) Another awesome tool I’ve found is lone squeakers. I ordered these ones to make …

Blogmas Catch-up & Sunday Sew Love: 14 December

Eeek… what happened? I missed two days of Blogmas! :) Ooops. Well, day 12 was “Winter Activity” during which time Danny and I were out galavanting in San Fran in the rain… so I’ll consider that our winter activity :) Speaking of, it was really sad; we stayed in Union Square thinking there would be some awesome Christmas lights and such, and the power was out from the storm :( I didn’t even take one picture while we were there. Oh well; next time! Here are a few pictures from our county during the storm (stolen from Facebook… it didn’t get bad at our house):   Other wonderful winter activities I’ve been participating in include: watching movies snuggled up by the Christmas Tree (finally watched Shawshank Redemption – I’d never seen it – amazing movie! And I’m taking that as one more mark on the 30 before 30 list!) :), online shopping (I know it’s Christmas and all but still I think I have a problem… lol), baking, sewing, wrapping presents, and going to the …

Christmas Wishlist

Yes, when it comes to Christmas, I am still a child :) Danny and my mom both ask for lists around Christmastime but to be fair, they do an awesome job on their own, too. Either way, I still have fun coming up with plenty of ideas for them. I like to be surprised, after all, so I figure if they have plenty of choices, I’ll still be surprised… right?! :) 1 | Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walnes | Tilly is so full of inspiration! 2 | Chess board | Shouldn’t everyone learn how to play chess at some point in their life? 3 | Lords of Waterdeep Game | Love this game. And now that we’ve moved across the country from our friend who had it… here it is :) 4 | Misfit Shine | Okay, this one isn’t really fair… I already know I’m getting it. :) But I’m super excited about it! My best friend got me this for my B-Day/Christmas (yes, my b-day was 6 months ago… but I’m …