December 17, 2008

Holiday crafting

This is the our first Christmas in the new house, and our first tree together. I haven't had a tree in awhile, so I only have an ornament here and there that friends have given me over the years. I decided I wanted to collect and make my ornaments slowly, so our tree is a bit sparse, but I love all the ornaments we have so far! Below are two I made recently. I love the little bird. It's from Joelle Hoverson's book, and I'm definitely going to be making more.

house and bird

I also made a couple of soft tree ornaments as gifts for some co-workers. The pattern is from here. I'm pretty sure I'll be making more of these as ornaments and also just as trees to place around the house.

soft tree ornaments

And okay, this has nothing to do with holiday crafting.. more like holiday buying.. for me. They opened a Daiso near us recently and I've been finding every excuse to go there. I found this cute wire basket which is now neatly enclosing the pile of mail and papers on my desk, as well as a little fabric container that can be hung. Both super useful. Oh, and I couldn't resist those fat little clothespins. I'm sure I'll think of something to do with them.

daiso finds

This has been a busy week with preparations for my brother's wedding this Friday and a bridal shower and bachelorette party on Saturday. It's also the last week of work before a company-wide 2-week shutdown, so work has been extra busy.. not to mention all the gifts for co-workers that need to be bought or made. It's going to be a fun weekend, but boy am I looking forward to 2 full weeks of not working!

12 comments:

Susan said...

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Sumiko said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're a Daiso fan too! :) I think I need a Daiso-support group, since I too have been finding myself there at least once a month.

$1.50 can really add up, but I can't resist adding to my bento box collection for making Kaia's meals a bit more fun! What toddler can't resist bunny-shaped cheese and teddy bear rice balls?

insaknitty said...

omg, did you totally get a spam comment from someone who says their name is susan?! I'm appalled!!

also, I can't believe you like your coworkers enough to make gifts for them. haha.

softies! daiso! yay!

ruth said...

1. love the softies!!
2. jerry is getting MARRIED????

Laura B said...

Your decs are beautiful! You have been sooo busy you deserve a break! Happy Christmas x

leslie said...

oh, i love your handmade ornaments.
and daiso is a dangerous place. indeed. happy shopping!

Maaret said...

I like your ornaments. That is some pretty fabric on the black tree!

[J] said...

I love your fabric basket! I want one!

Lizzy said...

Great fabric! Oh and by the way, I have given you an award!
Lizzy

Jacqui Dodds said...

Hope you have a lovely and happy Christmas for the first time in your new home. I am really disappointed to have missed out on sending a comment to win some of your lovely paper - but that serves me right for not stopping by to visit your site for a while! Happy New Year to you too.
Jacqui

Mon Petit Lapin said...

Your ornaments and new goodies look great! I bet your house is so cute ;)

Lisbeth said...

What a lovely blog and great pictures. Will visit again soon... Thats for sure;o)