DIY Christmas

I know I am going to sound so very cliche, but I really do love Christmas. I have such vivid memories of looking out the windows at night at our colorful Christmas lights, of looking at my favorite ornaments on the tree and pretending the toys were alive, and watching my favorite movies. There is something so special about all the lights and colors and decorations. And now as an adult I can finally appreciate the time in church. To make Christmas really special and personal for someone, try making gifts this year. 

For Him

Mason Jar Cocktail 

How fun are these mason jar gifts? Mason jar projects are all the rage right now and this is an awesome way to include the man in your life. 

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For Her

Peppermint Bath Bombs 

I don’t know any women who wouldn’t want to enjoy a spa like experience at home. These bath bombs will have her relaxed and feeling refreshed in no time. 

  


For The Kids

Personalized Guess Who Game 

I’ll tell you the truth, I almost didn’t include this one. It is time involved and you need to be a little tech savvy. However, what an awesome result!  

For Teacher

Hot Apple Cider Cinnamon Spice Mix

I think nearly every teacher would love to go home on the last day of school before Christmas and enjoy a nice hot cup of apple cider. 

 

 For The Home 

Easy Ribbon Candy Wreath 

Want a simple way to decorate but also makes a statement? This ribbon candy wreath will do the trick. Plus it brings back that nostalgia of the sweet ribbon candy of your childhood. 

Candy Cane wreath

So get your shopping lists ready and make someone’s Christmas memorable. However, the best gift to give someone is your time. Spend a little extra time with those you love and, if you can, some time volunteering or donating to those in need. 

Merry Christmas

Kelly 

Works In Progress Wednesday

It has been too long since I last posted to my blog! Life has been keeping me busy. My now three year old is such an adorable handful. I’ve been helping my husband with his business and trying to take care of myself and my little one on the way.

A couple of weeks ago we found out we are having another BOY! We are really excited to welcome baby Matthew this fall. October seems a long way off though. My favorite time of the year will bring a a new baby boy.

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On to my current projects. I have two projects that I have already started and hope to finish by the end of the year. Then one more project I have yet to start but MUST finish before my little boy arrives.

First, I am still working on my flying geese quilt. Boy, this is taking me A LOT longer than I anticipated! But I know it will be well worth the effort. As you can see, I am assembling it in blocks. This will make it easier to assemble the whole thing so that I don’t have long rows and long columns to sew, which always seem to mess me up. Each block is made up of eight flying geese. I am keeping track of the order by working in columns and there are six blocks in each column. I am still contemplating hand quilting this but not sure if I am ready to undertake that big task.

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Another project I started a couple weeks ago I started a very relaxing English Paper Piecing project. Here is my inspiration. I found it on the blog Cabbage Quilts.

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Here is my fabric choice. Isn’t is just beautiful. I purchased the bundle at The Intrepid Thread. It is called Hothouse Flowers by Mo Bedell. I have already put together the center, with six diamond instead of the eight in the inspiration. I love that I found this great little storage container to keep all the pieces in until I assemble it. I started this project when we were on vacation two weeks ago in South Lake Tahoe. We stayed at this AMAZING cabin up on the mountain and every room had a view of the lake.

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We went for a family vacation with our parents and siblings. This is our view from our kitchen window. Isn’t this lake just GORGEOUS! My husband and I even got to have a fancy dinner out, just the two of us, at a nice restaurant at one of the casinos.

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So much will be happening over the course of the next few months, I hope I can keep you all updated on my projects. Until next time. xxxooo

In Case You Missed It…

I know, I know, I know. I haven’t posted in Ages! So, much has been going on.

First: I’m pregnant! As of today I am 12 weeks pregnant. My little peanut is growing fast and my little guy doesn’t quite get what is coming! My due date is in October.

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Recently I created a tutorial for making your own English Paper Pieced Hexigon Flower Tutorial. This tutorial was published on the awesome blog, Auntie Em’s Crafts. You can check out the blog post here.

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As I am just about to start my 2nd trimester, and I am starting to feel more like myself, I plan on getting back on track with blogging AND quilting!

xxxooo