So, I took a nice little weekend break from blogging, but definitely not from crafting! I've got a lot of new stuff to share with you this week. But, since it was such a big project, I will just share my completed Christmas Idea Book:
I am forever tearing and cutting Christmas ideas out of all the holiday magazines. I have folders full of recipes, crafts, gift ideas, and decorating tips. And, finally, I have a pretty place to organize them all. The book was made almost entirely of the new Love, Elsie Noel line (with some Thickers, and various odds-and-ends thrown in for good measure. Look! I even sewed some of the chipboard buttons down the spine of the book:
I covered some manilla envelopes with patterned paper, and put some velcro fasteners on to keep them closed. Now, I have a place to slide recipes and craft patterns:
There are a ton more pictures of the entire project. I won't bore you with all of them here, but if you want to check them out, look here or here.
There were lots of other Christmasy-type things going on around here this weekend. Even nature is feeling the holiday spirit, and dumping snow on us for the past couple of days! Let's see...did a little Christmas shopping with Tina yesterday. And, I managed to chip away at the gift list that I have remaining to buy. I got these ADORABLE plates, and set of linen cocktail napkins for my great-aunt and great-uncle:
And, this cute little guy is a dip bowl with a spreader.
I'm going to buy some dip mixes to go with it at the Christmas Craft Emporium next weekend. I love the Christmas craft fair here in Anchorage. I haven't been in years, and I'm so freakin' excited!
I spent last night crafting and watching Deck The Halls. Seriously cute movie. It's the first Christmas movie in years that I have actually like. Well, I guess that's not true. I love The Family Stone, and The Holiday. Deck The Halls was one of my Netflix that I have right now, but I will definitely be buying it! So, if you're looking for a funny movie to put you in the holiday mood, check it out! :0)
Instead of just sharing one gift idea today, I'll share this online store Spoon Sisters. Seriously. In love with this store. They have TONS of great stocking-stuffer ideas! Like these ADORABLE olive candles. I'm a martini FREAK! So, I just adore these little fellows:
Or, these awesome little skully key caps (they're definitely on my wishlist!):
Or, how about these beer bands?!? I actually own some of these. Like wine glass charms...for the beer conisuire.
I could go on and on about all of the cool stuff on this site, but I will just let you check it our for yourselves. :0) I hope everyone had a great weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with some felt goodies that I made...