Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Felt Garland

I have loved this garland ever since I saw it here on this amazing blog Me oh My by my friend Nicole. I have been looking forward to making it for this Christmas season and I'll tell you what I couldn't be happier. It is so easy, there is no sewing involved, just a lot of cutting so get ready for that. My friend Janan and I made them together and her finger was numb for a week from all of the cutting.
I am loving felt right now and all of the great things there are to make with it, so after the garland was made I used the leftover felt to make a circle garland. I just cut random sized circles and lined them up in the random order that I wanted and then sewed them together. It is so cute and just adds that extra little bit to anything. I have one on a window opening with all of the vintage ceramic figurines that my mom gave me. These little pieces remind me of my childhood.

I couldn't stop there, so I made a garland for the tree

My little Ru made this gingerbread elf for school
She had it all planned out and knew exactly what she wanted.
Cute thing

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Merry Christmas

We are getting so excited for Christmas around here. Although it is quite weird not to be freezing and have no snow. But it certainly is christmasy inside our house.
We have been baking yummy treats. Ruby's treat of choice is pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. which is way more fall or thanksgiving to me, but she loves em, so we have made a couple of batches and they always disappear fast.
I have been doing little projects to make more Christmas decorations.
Who doesn't want more Christmas????
This is such an easy banner to make.
All you need is paper, twine and Holly leaves and berries
I cut out the letters with my Cricut and glued them to white squares.
You'll notice that my white squares aren't uniform. I wanted them to look random and hand done, to give it an older vintage look.
I punched a hole in the top of each square and then reinforced the hole.
Then I tied each square individually with twine to a long strand of twine.
To finish it, I hot glued Holly leaves and berries where I wanted them.
I love the traditional look of this banner.
I liked it so much I made one for my mom and my mother-in-law.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Thankful For......

I know I am a bit late with the whole Thankful thing,
But I didn't want another day to pass without sharing what I am so very Thankful for.

These two make my life what it is. I couldn't ask for two better people to share it with.

Clint is an amazing man that is perfect for me. I am so thankful that he is willing to serve our country and go to work everyday and allow me to stay home with Ruby and be creative .

Ruby is a complete joy to have in my life. I stare at her every day and am so thankful that I have her. She is so sensitive and concerned with making her mom and dad happy. I miss her everyday when she is at school and can't wait til she gets home to play with me.

I am Thankful that we have such good friends here that love us and love Ruby and make her feel like she actually has siblings.

How adorable are these pictures?

I am thankful for the yummy meal we shared with such great friends. Mmmmmmm

I am thankful for the beauty that is all around us.
We have loved living here in Alabama and will miss so many things about it.

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