Friday, November 21, 2008

christmas on the brain

back of reversible apron for kathy
front of apron for kathy

I was at the grocery store for just a couple of things because I have been stuck in the house all week for some reason or another. We just needed some eggs and milk, but I saw all those deals on the holiday foods and just started to pile my cart up. Then, I heard the Christmas music and I started to get excited. With all the negativity from news of the economy I almost feel like I should be sad. But, no, I want to celebrate and I want to do it right. I want to be frugal, but creative. I want to think about the reason for Christmas much more. I want my kids to be happy. So, I am getting the work (well, the figuring out of Santa gifts) out of the way, so that I can have some fun and be reflective. I have a lot of saved sites for Christmas gift ideas and crafts that I thought I would pass along.

vinyl jar labels from once upon a design
sugar scrub recipe from recipe zaar *edited version by angry chicken here
felt ice skate ornament from not quite vintage - i am going to try to whip out a lot these to tie on to the gifts i make
scrap fabric ball ornament from plastic hearts
quick sew funky Christmas stockings from full of fluff
button wreath from craftapalooza - melissa, i think we have found a use for our large bag of cream buttons!
pincushion tutorial from paper.string.cloth - this was the first pincushion i made. very easy
bella dia's ultimate gift tag roundup here


Kristi said...

it's been awhile since I've checked your blog. You are WAAAAAAY too talented for me! Your dresses are GORGEOUS! I most definitely could not find those at yard sales....

Melissa {polkadot chair} said...

If they'd only had a giant bag of red buttons too....

Cheryl said...

I LOVE all your ideas. I am in desperate need of Christmas craft ideas for gifts. I am going to check these all out in the morning. You are amazing!