I’m trying to “deck the halls” over here, but between swim classes and doctor appointments I haven’t even gotten my lights up yet! Oh, well. We have at least gotten our tree up (a bit early for us this year) and I have been trying to help PZ make little decorations for it. Of course, it seems like every decoration we put up, Q toddles over and grabs to go hide somewhere. I’ll be finding decorations in the strangest places come spring, I’m sure.
If you’re in need of some inspiration for holiday decorations this season, or perhaps you’ve just got a little time on your hands, maybe you could try one of these cool creations! Enjoy!
Pimp Stitch – Jingle Mouse Ornament
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Local Mama and Craftzine contributor Susan Beal gives us this awesome Yoda costume tutorial. Pearl looks so cute! Great job, Susan!!
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So I got the opportunity to see Handmade Nation, Faythe Lavine‘s documentary on the Handmade movement, this evening at the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft. I sat from the first chords of “Hands On” during the opening credits all the way until the closing reel with a smile on my face, relishing the thought of seeing this film again.
As a nod to the movement, and in hopes of sharing just a shred of that feeling with you, I present Must MAKE Monday. Since my goal is to make all handmade gifts this year, and I don’t want any of those recipients to have the surprise ruined, all these Must Makes will be things I want to make for myself or my girls and not gift projects that I have planned.
how-to make a picnic blanket
I have always wanted a beautiful picnic blanket. This Sew, Mama, Sew tutorial by Erin from house on hill road is well written Continue reading
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