Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Tote Bag

I made this tote to carry gift to and from the Christmas parties we will be at over the next few days. I used a pattern from the French General Home Sewn book.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Holiday Hair

Candy Cane buttons in her hair.
An idea I saw here that has me raiding the button jar for new hair accesories!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Embroidered Rose (is the name of this fabric!)

We are still watching the snow fall, this will be day number four of staying home, off the roads.

This is another pinafore, the fifth I've made from this pattern, so far!
Not all are for my girl, two are Christmas gifts.

Little girl's messy room, and I love this action shot!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

what she wore last summer

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A-line Smock
Criss-Cross Back

Vintage Buttons and Baby Ric-Rac

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mrs. Santa's Butter Cookies

I would stand on a chair up to the cupboard watching my Mom sprinkle flour on the counter top, then rub more flour onto the wooden rolling pin. She would carefully roll out the dough into a flat oval. My sister and I would pick out our favorite cookie cutters while we waited, a reindeer, Santa with a pack on his back, a snowman. Mom always liked the wreath, holly leaf, star, bell, and angel. She would carefully press the cookie cutter into the dough and lift the fragile shapes onto a cookie sheet. Then Rachel and I would take over, covering each shape in a layer of colored sugar. The reindeer would get a red hot for his nose. The holly leaf would get three for berries. White sugar was for angels and snow men, yellow for stars, blue for the bells, cinnamon sugar for deer, red for Santa.

Then, into the oven, and turn on the light to peek at the cookies baking, and the sugar melting.
But only for a minute, because Mom was laying down more flour, rubbing the rolling pin, and maybe, she'd let me try to roll the dough this time!

~this cookie was made last year by Riley. Same recipe, way more artistic freedom!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Pinafore

I made this for Evie yesterday. I used this pattern from You Can Make This. com
I have used a few pattens from this site. I like it because it's instant. All the patterns come as PDF. You just purchase (PAYPAL!), download, and print!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas craft from Christmas past

I made these snowflakes last year for a centerpiece.
The idea came from the Gooseberry Patch Christmas Idea Book 8. I used different sized wooden snowflakes from Hobby Lobby, small dowels and three sizes of terracotta pots. After paining all of that white I covered the snowflakes in mica flakes. The snowflakes were hot glued to the dowels that were cemented into the pot with Plaster of Paris. I really liked how the mica flakes sparkle, and it looked great with my sisters snowflake Christmas dishes.

Christmas decoration are being spread around the house a little more each day.
I'll get out the camera soon and take picture to show you what our house looks like at Christmastime.