category: christmas

the red nosed reindeer!

November 17, 2011

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christmas handmade items

one of my favorite photographers, elle moss, recently put together this treasury, which inspired me to put together my own version of the red nosed reindeer! i couldn’t help but fall in love with the pale blues contrasted with the bold reds. the colors remind me of sitting next to a warm fire and looking out the window at a blue wintry day.

clockwise: the christmas comfort pocket box | candy caneslet it snow | felt tag card | deer tea towelwinter photography | santa’s reindeer | holiday deer | red cable knit wrist warmers

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a crafty christmas

January 4, 2011

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a crafty christmas

this year, we had a very crafty christmas (my favorite kind). we gave and received lots of art inspired gifts, and here are a few that i thought might interest you. i’ve had so much fun browsing these books and can’t wait to get started painting a bit more with my new art supplies (thanks, mom!).

1: dr. ph. martin’s radiant concentrated watercolor sets

2: martin universal design mijello glass palette

3: tabletop artist by urban outfitters

4: print and pattern by bowie style

5: the little book of letterpress by charlotte rivers

6: crafting a meaningful home by meg mateo ilasco

7: digital textile design by melanie bowles

did you  have a crafty christmas? what is your favorite artsy-inspired gift?

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our white christmas

January 3, 2011

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hello friends! haphaphappy new year!  before we get to any resolutions, i must share with you our white christmas! it’s true, though we have had no snow yet in colorado, my hometown in north carolina got more than i’ve seen in years. it started snowing around 6 am christmas morning and didn’t stop for at least 48 hours. we got 16 inches! i couldn’t believe it, and though i wasn’t sure our christmas could get any better, the snow just made it magical.

we had so much fun with our families and feel so blessed to be so close with each of them. christmas morning started with a roaring fire and pumpkin waffles at david’s parent’s house and then ended up with homemade hot chocolate and yummy mac and cheese at my parent’s house- plus lots of gift giving at each. we return today feeling incredibly blessed and thankful.

how was your christmas? was it white?

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printables, projects, patterns

December 22, 2010

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last minute handmade gifts

row 1: printable christmas gift bag, holiday deer card kit

row 2: the mibo 2011 printable calendar, printable eat more veg calendar

row 3: reversible tote bag pattern, the wild bunch (printable project)

row 4: 2011 printable calendar, printable colour pages

friends, how are you? how is the christmas season going? are all of the gifts wrapped and under the tree? we finished wrapping the very last one last night, just to find another one that i had forgotten this morning. there’s always one more, isn’t there? we will be driving some 24 hours back to our home state of n.c. tomorrow, and i think we’ll need a christmas miracle just to get all the gifts, our luggage and toaster in the car!

we have a few gifts that will surely not arrive in the mail on time, we’re somewhat worried about the weather for the trip home and are a bit stressed over getting our things together for the trip.

but you know what?

i am intentionally going to love every bit of this holiday season. after all, it is the most wonderful time of the year! i giggle at the bustling malls and laughed as i used newspaper to wrap the last few gifts last night after we ran out of wrapping paper. this season, i will enjoy every bit of christmas and everything that comes along with it. i intend to enjoy the 24 hour car ride home with my mister and soak in every ounce of time i can with our families while we’re home. i will savor every bite of scrumptious food we eat and plan to remember the look on my loved ones faces as they open my gifts for them. though there is much still to do before saturday comes, this is my way of promising myself that i will be present and filled with joy for every moment of it.

what has your week been like? how are you avoiding the natural holiday stresses?

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last minute gifts {part I}

December 21, 2010

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last minute gifts printable art

red bird art; $7.50

smile printable; $7.00

eggs in a blue bowl; $5.00

brown owl; $7.00

home makes my heart oh so very happy; $5.00

peace love cupcakes; $5.00

last minute gift shopping? try these art printables for a quick fix!

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hello friends! how was your weekend? can yo believe that christmas is THIS week! are you ready for it? i’m just about ready, but i’ll be tying up some loose ends and finishing wrapping the last few presents today and tomorrow. as i’m inspired by my new favorite blog, nordgrains, my goal this week is to be fully present in everything that i do. as we come together with our families, drive across the country, and eat lots of yummy food- i plan to soak it all in and keep from being mindless about it all. what will you do to keep this holiday from flying by?

lovely clusters winter catalog
 
lovely clusters winter catalog
 
lovely clusters winter catalog
 
as i’ve been spending quite a lot of time exploring e-zines lately, i have to say this winter catalog from lovely clusters has especially caught my eye. it’s a perfectly organized and beautiful gift guide for the season. you can browse by color, category or even by price! rachel does such a lovely job at curating handmade goodies, i think you’ll really enjoy flipping through the pages.

browse the winter catalog here!

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The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
 
seeing that we are all in the full swing of christmas, the happy holidays guide to diy couldn’t come at a better time! brittni from papernstitch has compiled a beautiful diy guide with step by step tutorials for over 8 easy holiday projects, and they are all to die for!

The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
 
these projects are never-before-seen originals that will get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to get crafty this christmas.  with beautiful gift wrapping ideas, ornament tutorials and some great last minute gift ideas, i couldn’t be more excited to share this with you!

The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
 
The Happy Holidays Guide to DIY
 
click here to get your free copy!

i wish you all a wonderful weekend, as i’m sure we will all be busy bees tying up loose ends before christmas!  i’ll see you back here on monday, love to you!

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favorite wrapping supplies

December 16, 2010

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favorite wrapping supplies!
 
#1: wish i could buy 100 sheets of this vintage paper

#2. circle circle dot dot! 100 kraft paper tags

#3. santa clause and stag deco tape? yes, please!

#4. i love this pretty kraft tissue paper, to go with the natural/woodsy theme

#5. does this candy cane gift bag resemble chevron?? i think so

#6. i’m using this tape bundle to wrap this year- as i still love bold contrasts

#7. i’ll wrap things up in red baker’s twine till i can’t wrap no more

#8. cute cute cute idea – sewing ruffled crepe trim

#9. so affordable and so easy to spruce up: brown kraft paper

this year, i’m wrapping with #1, 6, 7 & 9. plus, using these gift tags.
 

what are you wrapping with?

 

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