Friday, December 21, 2012

Creativity: Mitten Garland

I was perusing my usual blogs and came across a really fun tutorial for mitten garland. I had all the materials and got started right away. If you are interested in the tutorial go here. I decided to cut out mittens in all kinds of colors because mittens are all different colors. 

I traced my hand to make a template and then cut out the felt pieces. I added the Merry Christmas on top of the mittens with white felt letters.

Here I glue gunned the mittens to a string. 

I hung the mitten garland in the doorway of my living room. We are having a Christmas open house on Saturday December 22nd so it will be a nice festive decoration. 

Merry Christmas and 
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Family: My nephew Xavier

We had a little bundle of joy come into our family December the 4th. He was a wee bit early but all was well. His name is Xavier, here he is with his dad (my brother) Stephen.

Here I am with Xavier, the proudest aunt in the world(:

The precious Sankar VanDerHerberg family. My nephew Emanuel was so excited to see his new baby brother. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Creativity: Bunny puppets

I made bunny puppets for my niece and nephews for Christmas. (Shhh don't tell them.) I got the pattern off of Purl Bee in Soho Newyork. If you want the pattern go here. I won't go through the steps of making them because it is all on the website but I will show you some pictures. 

Here is me having some fun with Ivy's puppet. They are so cute!

I hope you enjoyed looking at these bunnies as much as I did making them. 

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Give away

Dear faithful readers of my little blog,
I appreciate you reading my blog and responding from time to time. I have decided to do a give away just in time for Christmas. I am giving away one Japanese paper pendant in the color of your choice. Below are some examples.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by Wednesday December 19th. Please include your email address so I can let you know if you have won. If you are in town I will try and get it to you before Christmas eve but if you are out of town it will probably arrive in the new year.

Merry Christmas!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Creativity: Christmas cards

It's been quite a month, filled with sickness, busyness and not a lot of blogging. But now that my sickness is behind me and my online course is done I am going to get blogging once again. I was just at a craft show on Saturday at George St. United and a lovely lady named Shelly said that she was missing my blog. Thanks Shelly for the encouragement. 

My Christmas cards this year were a little labor intensive. It involved sewing felt and buttons onto card stock. I have always wanted to try and sew on card stock just to see if it would work. 

I also made my own gift wrap using a block print from India and some craft paper from the post office. I got the block print from a store in Jordan when my sister in laws and I had a weekend together. 

I hope all your Christmas preparations are coming together.

Happy Crafting!