Tuesday, December 21, 2010
good friend this week by making her boys some stockings to hang for Santa. I had been making mittens using old felted sweaters and this fantastic free tutorial from Five Green Acres ( and Mary Jo's old sweaters too! ) . These stockings were simple to make using the scraps from the sweaters. I used an old stocking as a pattern and than cut it into 5 pieces. Using the pattern I tried to make a white, blue & green stocking each embroidered with the sweet boy's name. I like the cozy handmade look of them, maybe I'll make some for my boys next year. there's always next year rite?!
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you all.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Here's a simple homemade gift for your neighbors & friends.
Hot Cocoa mix:
1 cup cocoa + 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
or if you like it a little bittersweet reduce the sugar to 1 1/4 cup.
We mixed them together with a whisk and carefully packaged them into jars as gifts.
Add one tsp cocoa mix for every cup of milk, heat, serve & smile.
here's to getting a bit of the holiday spirit,
lily & oscar
Sunday, December 5, 2010
|knitting for my dear sisters|
|Advent candles, one for each boy, found them .here|
|recycled sweater tree garland inspired by meg|
|Simple snowflake ribbon wrapped around a wreath.|
|I found this amazing vintage felt appliques thrift shopping, I'm happy I got to finally use them.|
|Finally a tree for the boys room. I think this is the year they will reallllly get into the holidays.|