Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bring on the Christmas!

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...

15 comments:

Zoe said...

dear god, do you ever freaking sleep???? btw love spoon sisters!

***Welcome said...

awww...thanks for the sweet comment:) man...you sure were quick with it too...being i JUST posted it...you and i must be alike...love to lurk the blogs of others...GOOD TIMES:)

dani j. said...

ok, you are one crazy talented girl! seriously, that idea book is just genius!

man I really need to get started on my shopping - I totally said last year I wanted to be done before november... but psssh, didn't happen at all!

Ronalyn "foReveR" said...

Wow! Your blog is a great read! I'm just that chirpy girl from the Scrapbook store who hounded you for your sistv username.. sorry:) But I see you guys are a creative duo! Take care!
Ronalyn

Melonie said...

OK seriously LOVE the Christmas idea book. So need to make one to contain all of my clippings. The new store looks great too. I will definately be checking it out. Your holiday spirit rubbed off. I crafted all weekend and have lots to post tomorrow.

Tina said...

Love that little elf dish, I'm thinking of going back tomorrow and nabbing one for myelf. Reminds me of the elves on those old, vintage Christmas movies we grew up with.

can't wait to see your felt project ;)

Michelle said...

Wow, what a crazy cool post! Love everything! Thanks for getting me into the holiday spirit.

Cicily said...

Love the new header, so cute. Where do you get your craft ideas?

GINAJAM said...

your book is just adorable. i haven't gotten into my Noel stuff yet. it's fun to just look at it and drool!

going to check out the spoon sisters now...thanks for sharing!

Marie said...

OMG i want those key skull things!!! Love that book!

mushroommeadows said...

I love your Christmas book! What a totally brilliant idea! :)

By the way, where did you get your little elf dip bowl? He's adorable!!! :)

Lizee said...

WOWOW!!!
ur rocking the holiday spirit:)
I have a loooong list crafts i want to do for xmas, but of course i havent got started.

keep showing us all the goodies your creating!:)

Joy said...

Your book is WONDERFUL! also totally loving those "skeleton keys," how cool!

Nessa said...

very beautiful book

Jill Deiling said...

wow, so much fun stuff! i love it!!