Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Project Christmas Stockings

Well, it took me until the day after Christmas to get these completely finished. By Christmas morning they were done enough for St. Nick to stuff them with goodies, so no harm done, right? Besides, my kids are still too young to have any expectations.
These are the stockings I ended up making, and it will be easy to add more in the future, should we decide to add to our family. Hope you had a happy Christmas!

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Stocking Stuffers

I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday! I sure did. I love the time with family and the memories that are created, and the time to reflect of the glory of my Savior.
This year we spent Christmas with my husband's family, and did something new (to me) and fun. Instead of Santa (Mom) filling the stockings this year, we filled each other's stockings. I decided to take care of the ladies and Ryan took care of the boys (yes, boys). I made 5 headbands for the 5 lovely ladies in the family. Each one is pretty different and unique, and the hard part was deciding to give which one to whom. Is that grammatically correct, "whom"?

And here they are.

These are a great way to have fun with all those leftover bits of fabric you have. Just mix and match and make something fun. Super easy too. Here are some closer shots of one I made a month or so ago for a neighbor gal.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Coal Candy

I grew up in coal country (West Virginia), and there was one year that one of my siblings actually received a lump of coal in her stocking. She was an emotional, freaking out teenager, enough said.
If you are looking for something a little sweeter to give, Sprinkle Bakes has a tutorial coal candy. Such a fun idea. So watch out family, you might just be getting some coal in your stockings this year!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011


It's time for me to make some Christmas stockings for my family. I've been contemplating this for some time now. Here are a few inspirational ideas I've collected. Which is your favorite?
(Click on the photo for the link—except the first one)

I love the rustic-ness of this one

Cashmere anyone?

These are real socks, and oh how I want them, for more than just Christmas.

I wish I knew how to knit. I'd definitely go this route if I could (but different colors).

But I think I'm going to do something along these lines (and maybe add names on the stockings?):

What about you, do you have a favorite style of stocking?

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lovely Little Framed Ornaments

I love these ornament ideas. First, something other than a wreath for the front door. Feels kind of modern to me. (via Pinterest)

 Second, a fabulous ornament tree in a painted frame, so sweet.(via Inspiration Ave).

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