I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. We did!
Since we have a newborn, we really couldn't get out this year, so we just took it easy at home. We had a fun morning watching the Macy's Thanksgiving parade and then were visited by our family members (who brought lots of yummy leftovers for us to enjoy).
I would say it had to be the most perfect Thanksgiving ever: no stress, free food, and sweet time with my awesome husband, precious little girl and brand new baby boy. Perfect.
The crafting bug hasn't seemed to disappear with the baby hormones and I'm already planning my Christmas projects.
I got on ebay the other day and found these adorable little wooden birds. I ordered 10 of them and can't wait to get to work making them beautiful.
Here are some of the things I'm dying to do with them:
I found some great ideas on the Cherry's Jubilee Blog
And then there are these by Glitter and Bliss
Misty (my new precious bloggy buddy) found the allusive Christmas stockings in her town and sent them to me this week. How awesome is she? It was so fun to get them in the mail! Thanks, Misty! I'm gearing up to make them lovely this week and I can't wait!
I've been working on these Tussie Mussies for awhile now. Here is the inspiration picture taken from an etsy shop
I've seen them a million other places too. I just can't decide how I want to fancy them up.
Here is my WIP (Work in Progress):
I've also been working on these button trees this week. I found the vintage buttons on sale at an antique store down the street, but they only filled like 1/2 of the tree. I'm pretty sure that I'm going to need to buy a million more... Add it to the list...
Emmie Cakes makes this winter banner. If Santa brings me a Cricut, I'm thinking that I can do it myself. Are you listening, Santa?
I'm kinda obsessed with cute little vintage style ornaments lately too.
Here's a cute one you can make-
Sillouette Ornaments by Kimba
Here's a vintage-Style Christmas Ornament that I found on Etsy:
And another one from this shop:
There is lots of crafty fun to be had, my friends. Lots.
I finished my Christmas banner from Emmie Cakes the other night while nursing Charlie. I noticed that he had little tiny pieces of glitter on his forehead when I was finished. Hopefully, the early exposure to glittering doesn't affect his masculinity later in life...
If so - I'm totally blaming Martha.