Thursday, December 16, 2010

Scrapbook Paper Ball Ornament


I'm actually surprised that I have "followers" besides my friends and family. But I do. Just a couple, but they are out there :) And I went to one of their blogs the other day & found this on their front page.

Last year at Hobby Lobby, I bought a few glass ornament packs on clearance. Not that they are expensive to start with, but at 90% off, why not? So, I need to now do something with the & this just seemed perfect for me. Next time I'll add some more paper, but I think they turned out super cute. Thanks for the idea!
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Luggage Tags

We have some good friends moving to the land down under next week. Our family is so sad, but at the same time, so excited about all of the great adventures they will have! Their girls have been big sisters to my kids & Teagan sometimes even prefers "That Daddy" to her own (and old she just calls him Adam). No offense to's just that Adam is a package deal that includes three fun girls and a dog. What's not to love?!

So, since they're travelling during the holidays, and hopefully doing lots more travelling once they arrive in Australia, I thought I'd make them something to help them out during their trip(s). Luggage Tags!


I used the tutorial at Skip to my Lou. I used ribbon instead of fabric...less steps, just as cute.


Hopefully, this will make their bags easy to find as they sit waiting at the baggage claim. No lifting huge bags just to find they belong to someone else!
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Friday, December 10, 2010

My Mantle


Ta da! Here's my finished mantle. I made a total of six stockings...just in case. Four will work splendidly for this year! The two other stockings I had to tuck back into storage before I could take pictures... Teagan was dragging them around the house and stashing things in them. Cute...but I'd like them to be useable for the next 20 years at least?!

I love adding to my Santa collection, or should I say, my mom likes adding to my Santa collection & I'm grateful that she does! One of those is even hand made by a childhood friend's grandma!

Now if only I'd found the motivation last January to make a tree skirt & advent caledar...
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hourglass Stocking


There's a tutorial for an hourglass quilt here. I'm pretty sure that's NOT how I did mine, but at least you have something to go by. Since I couldn't clame the Ticker Tape as my own, this one will have to do as "my" stocking.
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Scrappy Stocking


Inspired by this. This one was chosen by Teagan for Ryan. It actually drives me a bit nuts that the cuff is so like the color scrap right below it, so I might have to switch it out!
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ticker Tape Stocking


Inspired by this. The ticker tape quilt MIGHT be one of my favorite designs...or not a design, but you know. This one was Teagan's pick. I was a little jealous, though...I was hoping to save this one for myself!
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Zig Zag Stocking


Inspired by this. A zig zag quilt was on my to-do list...I think maybe this project will take it off my to-do list for a while. This one was Kai's choice.
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