I finished Everett’s stocking up, along with one for my mom who is visiting us, at 2:30 Christmas Eve afternoon – success! I ended up making a little tree design in fall colors for my November baby. I really love the vintage ribbon I found for the top, too – I think this one is my favorite of the whole set.
Here are all five together. Each one has a little wink to our birthday seasons – Andrew’s (Mt. Hood in summer), Pearl’s (spring flowers and buttons), my mom’s (hearts), Everett’s (fall tree), and mine (winter crafty things). I really love them together! I’m very happy to wind 2010 down on a crafty high note after some long stretches with no time to make things for fun, or write blog posts, or anything like that.
And here are all five stockings hanging on the mantel late on Christmas Eve, about nine hours after I finished the last two, and just after Santa stopped by for milk and cookies. He brought Pearl an awesome dollhouse, which took over the whole coffee table, along with a 2.5-year-old-friendly sewing kit (hint: plastic canvas is involved) which she likes a lot too. More on that later…
Speaking of sewing, Pearl’s dollhouse has a teeny little craft room! I love the mini sewing machine and iron so much.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas (or weekend of dim sum and movies). Happy new year! See you next week!
Hello again! I’ve been hoping to post here and there but I’ve been swamped the last few weeks with a very cute baby keeping me busy. The only things I’ve had time to do that seem crafty-photo/post-worthy is some holiday decorating and Crafty Wonderland shopping… oh, and I baked a lot of Christmas cookies to go with our local baby thank-you notes, but better photos of those will hopefully come along on a less gray day. My food photography needs all the help it can get.
We got a real live tree for the first time ever! I’m pretty excited. Somehow we filled all eight feet of it up with my handmade and vintage ornaments collection. LOVE seeing them all. Our little silver tree, which is now in the rec room, was getting so crowded. I also hung the stockings — this is a major before picture, since I still need to make Everett’s. (And I also want to decorate the mantel and sew a tree skirt.)
I’m trying to decide on a good background color for his stocking, having used a lot of my favorites on our first three… light green, light blue or red seem to be my main contenders. Pearl wanted purple for his but that’s not a color I’m crazy about so I kind of overruled her. I think I might do an animal theme. My deadline is Christmas Eve, of course, so hopefully I’ll have a photo to share soon!
Andrew, Everett and I also went to Crafty Wonderland last weekend which was awesome. We got some good holiday shopping done and found a few treasures for ourselves too.
-2 t-shirts from Monsieur T. (gifts – plus two more that I’m picking up at the Crafty Wonderland Pop-Up Shop this week)
-Portland pennant from Bishop Art (keeping this one!!)
-monster t-shirt from Dishy Duds (for Pearl, to replace her outgrown 18-24m one, yay)
-coloring book from S. Britt (also for Pearl)
And then there were these lovelies…
-everything is going to be okay print from Seattle Show Posters (for us!)
-500 worst passwords print from Kate Bingaman-Burt (a gift)
-cardinal prints from Berkley Illustration (for Pearl!)
-Oregon Coast calendar from Red Bat Press (for me! an annual necessity)
I came up with some cute button-craft holiday gift packaging for cookies and other small things, so I will be back with photos of that, I hope soon… if this weather ever lets up again while I have the camera and not the baby.
ps: Thank you SO much for the congratulations for Everett! He is awesome.