The gift of handmade

Month: November 2010

holiday sewing workshop

Last Saturday, we held a workshop for some little girls. The oldest was 11, while the youngest was about 6. We taught them some basic stitches, and they made a pencil case and a needle book. It was so much fun. Here are some photos: […]

so many pretty things

I recently made a set of pins for three little girls I know. And decided it was too good not to share with all of you. Just take one of these little lovelies and you’ll be instantly spruced up. I named them My Badge of […]

freebie friday!

In honor of the three little girls who celebrated with us last month, we have a special paper doll download! She’s called Lia, after Lauren, Isabella, and Andrea.

There are two versions: a colored one, and a blank one so you can color her and her clothes in however you want!


P.S. I just had to use a photo of chocolate chips because they are delicious.

decking the halls pt.3

We’ve put up most of the decorations, including the star on the tree: Gold glitter: Some snowflakes, and a wish for cool weather: These angels are the cutest things: Some pinecones: We’ll be leaving you a Christmas song with every post to add to your […]

deck the halls pt.2

Bringing in the Christmas spirit – part deux. We took out a lot of our lovely ornaments, and looked through them. This year, we’re using blues and greens. We brought out the angels and the little bottlebrush trees: Our mini-tree in its pot: Hanging greenery […]

deck the halls pt.1

We’ve started decorating! It’s so much fun. Last night, Mom dug out some boxes, and Sam and I put up the tree:

We put on the Christmas music, and then we had some yummy coffee ice cream floats (recipe after the jump):

You can put in a cookie if you’re so inclined:

And then we strung everything up with lights.

This season is so magical.


freebie friday (cupcake toppers)

I recently watched Zombieland for the first time ever and became a huge fan. One of my favorite things about the movie were the rules. And one of my favorite rules was number 32. #32 Enjoy the Little Things One of my absolute favorite things […]

crafts on a table

Here are some of the photos from last Saturday’s Homeschool Convention! We had a table at the event. This is Ina and I, all hyped up with cups of coffee: We had pink bunting: Ina and I drew some new calling cards for the occasion: […]

guess what?

(many thanks to Twee Shop!)

the holidays

Host a Christmas workshop party instead – where you and your friends (Holiday Tea or Holiday Organizing), you and your neighbors (Christmas Traditions Party), or you and the kids (Happy Birthday Jesus party) get to learn a new craft, enjoy delicious holiday goodies, and learn […]