Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What's this!?!

These pictures of Luka playing with the Christmas lights really reminded me of that song from The Nightmare Before Christmas. You know...the one when Jack first discovers Christmas Town? He was fascinated!





And, there was a good reason that the pictures of the felties didn't get posted yesterday. I didn't have any brown paint, and I ran out of white embroidery floss. But, I finally managed to get to Michael's, picked up what I needed, and got these done. So, withour further ado...





I had so much fun making them, and I love how they turned out! They're made with the Noel chipboard buttons and tiny ribbons from Love, Elsie. Such fun colors!

And, in the spirit of giving this holiday season, I've decided to offer up another RAK. I was going to wait until December to do this, but I need more time to get the supplies, and whip up the gift. So, I'm going to give away either a set of these felt trees, or another one of my Christmas idea books from the previous post. It's the winner's choice as to which one they want. So, "What do I have to do to win," you ask? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Simple as that. You have through the end of the day Saturday. And, I'll randomly draw a name on Sunday. I just wanted to do something nice and Christmasy for all of my bloggy friends. :0)

I probably won't have much craftiness to share for a couple of days. I really need to get back on the making of gifts. The last couple of things that I have made, have been for me. But, I should have some more goodies to share in a couple of days. In the meantime, I have more pictures to post. I just purchased a package of Photoshop actions, and have been having a blast playing around with my photos. So, I'll be back tomorrow to share!

Oh, and I almost forgot. The gift (or two) for the day...books. I went to Borders today to pick up the most recent copy of Adorn (I gave up on Michael's). And, while I was there, I stopped into the childrens' book section. Of course, I HAD to buy this for Hazel for Christmas. After all, it is one of my favorite movies. And, the illustrations in the book are gorgeous!



And, for any military family that has young children, this book is ADORABLE!



I know several families of deployed soldiers that mail a book to Daddy while he is deployed, have one of his buddies record him reading the book, and mail the recording back home for the kids to enjoy. This would be the perfect book for something like that! Both books are available at Amazon.com.

That's all for today! I'm off to read the stack of new holiday mags that I picked up at Borders. :0) Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

K I'm going to have to see a Nightmare Before Christmas so I can see what all the fuss is about. Luka does look fasinated with the lights, he should have a blast at Christmas. The christmas trees are fab as usual. You have such fun ideas! =0)
~k

Joy said...

Ooo, what a fun giveaway! You KNOW how I feel about your Christmas idea book, and those trees are TOO fun! I need to get into the Christmas spirit! :)

Melonie said...

OMG Holly those trees are rocking my world! LOVE them! You are a one woman crafting machine.
Oh and the pics of Luka are precious.

Melanie Gonzaga said...

Those trees are adorable!! It's inspiring to see you create while taking care of your two little ones! Makes me believe that it's possible for me too! :) hehe

erin m said...

Holly--
I just had to let you know how adorable those felt trees are. I made something similar last year for decorations--but love these even more than my own!
erinm (Poppy Ink)

jill s said...

i LOVE those trees holly!!!
you are seriously rocking the Christmas gifts already!!
and i LOOOOOOOVE the pictures of luka! he is such a little doll! i can't believe how fast our little guys are growing up!!!!! i can't wait to start decorating!

ok. sorry for the excess of exclamation points.

Tina said...

ok, let's try this again...it keeps erroring on me!

awesome, awesome trees. love all the random buttons.

dani j. said...

Such fun trees.... you've got some crazy fun stuff going on! Love those books!

Michelle said...

Your blog always has such cool stuff! Those photos are priceless! And those felt trees are adorable. I totally want one! I still can't believe that I knew about you on flickr but not your blog until recently. Those books are perfect!

mushroommeadows said...

Are you serious about giving away one of those most ADORABLE trees ever??? All I have to say is "YAY!!!!!"

Is that your cute little baby??? I love those pictures.

Oh yeah, thanks for sharing the Elf Dip Bowl source. :D

Inge said...

I'm so in love! Those trees are really the cutest I've seen in a while!

Michelle said...

omigosh...cute trees! I am in love with them...=) You have me wanting to make some, myself!! he he...and how cool is that nightmare book? awesome...happy holiday crafting!

GINAJAM said...

your trees are amazing...they look like you spent a lot of time on them. you should have yourself an etsy shop and start selling some of your stuff :-)

the pics of your son are great...should be lots of fun to scrap those!!

Marie said...

OMG!!! He is sooo adorable and i kept singing "whats this whats this there white stuff everywhere..." While looking at that pic of him. Those are some sweet pics!

Those trees rock hard girlie! I love them! BTW a million memories is having a christmas tree contest u should so post those trees there!

Man umm what else i think ive forgotten what u said...Oh the books yes adorable! I must have the nightmare one!

Rachael said...

Those pictures are fabulous!!!

Your felties are too!! Neat stuff!

♥♥♥ jen o'dea street ♥♥♥ said...

gosh holly what cutie trees & idea book....i luv them!!! you've got amazing style!

i thought of you last wk because i finally saw the nightmare before christmas in 3d....and it was cool. i remember you said in another post you didnt get to go...sorry. its still playing here & looks like i'll be going again once my sis is up to it.

and luv those pix of luka...great pix & editing...fab! and it is soooo very nightmare before xmas....he's such a cutie pie!

anyway wanted to say i always luv your blog...and your crafts are sooo cool (i agree you should have an etsy shop)...maybe your stuff will inspire me...

=)

jen

Lizee said...

Holly!!!
Those trees are tooo FREAKIN cute!!!!
im still in awe how ready you are for xmas.
Whoever wins one of those adorable trees is really lucky:)

Jessica said...

i *LOVE* your xmas idea book (i'm sure you could tell by my obsessive comments on flickr!) AND these new little trees are adorable! it's so cool that you love love*elsie as much as i do!!! keep up the super inspiring work, you definitely have me in the xmas spirit AND the crafty spirit - i have all sorts of projects started now!!! thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Zoe said...

ok those pics are too freakin cute! dear god-are you already getting your tree up???? i love your trees...your craftiness is freaking me out.

Jill Deiling said...

awww, those pics of luka are the CUTEST!! and i looove those felt trees! Good luck making your christmas presents too, I know how it is, I usually end up wanting to make and keep everything for myself too! :) hehe. I love those kids books! I need to go get some christmas books for Alex pretty soon. :)

dana said...

Hey--cool--i was gonna leave a comment anyways! and now I have a chance to win... Those trees are so perfect and the light stringing is making me excited for the holidays!!!

Greta said...

Your trees are soooo beautiful! And I love your idea book too. You're really inspired me to get busy on some Christmas crafts. Thanks for showing your creations! :)

Bee said...

I love the trees.. So cute!! My sister told me to come check your blog out. She is doing the secret Santa thingy with you.. :)..
How cool for her to get you.. I know you both will have a blast..

Boriquaz said...

Those Christmas Trees are absolutely adorable, thanks for the inspiration, I think I might try them out :-)

Somebody's Nobody said...

I love your trees. They are totally aved into my ideas folder. Maybe I'll be able to get around to them this year before our Christmas party night at our house. Maybe.... I love reading your blog. Don't always comment but love reading. Hope I'm entered in the RAK.

Ellen said...

I love reading your blog and I love all of your ideas. You do need to open your own shop and sell the stuff! The trees are so cute and I love the idea book. Great ideas!