Sevenberry florals, yes. Teeny tiny stamp stickers that make everything look cute? Yes. Dashwood Studios Christmas fabrics??? Yes, please! (Go take a look at these, you'll thank me.) There are some things we just can't get in the U.S. Thanks to the Homemakery, we can get it anyway. Ha ha! (And lucky you who live in the UK!)
It's been cool and rainy here in Los Angeles and I've been craving and eating split-pea soup wherever I can find it. Anyone know of an amazing recipe? Or the best canned version? I'm dead serious. Split-pea soup. I could live on it. Well, that and tea.
So behind the scenes, I'm working on a scrappy tree project (see the sneak peek on Instagram) using my Sevenberry florals. And I've been sewing up blocks for Lori Holt's Instagram #haveyourselfaquiltylittlechristmas quilt-along with my Dashwood Studios Christmas fabric. I'll be sharing it all soon ;)
It's that time of year... Christmas cards will soon start pouring into your home and I just wanted to throw out a few tips on what you can do with them once the holidays are over. I'm head over heels in love with the "wall art" I made for my girls' room using recycled Christmas cards and scrapbook paper.
I have a friend who has sent me several Black Apple cards over the years and I think they've all ended up framed in some way or another, but there's something I really love about this xmas-y collage. Thank you, Annie! xo
I've also made tags out of some of the prettier Christmas cards I've received. All you need are paper punches, scissors, and a hole punch. (Just make sure to check that the tag is pretty on both sides.) Add some twine ~ voila! Gift tags ready for next year!
And, I love the idea of using holiday card pics to update the contacts on your phone. You'll know who's calling at a glance! xx (Have you got a clever idea for recycling holiday cards? I'd love to hear!)
Introducing the DIY 5 Minute Stocking!
This is my latest DIY at eHow, and I'm so glad because ~ at last ~ I have a matching set of stockings for everyone in my family! And yes, they may be mini stockings, but they work (for now)! If I get a chance I'm going to put our initials on them, too. Maybe with sequins? xx DIY 5 Minute Stocking.
So, are you ready for a little nanaCompany sale! Some of these items I've been meaning to list for years. It's time!!! Here are the details: Everything will be listed in my etsy shop, nanaCompany, and when it's gone it's gone. You will find it all (and more) available on Monday, December 8th at 8:30 am PST. I hope you'll find something you like... here's a sneak peek at what's in the sale...
See you Monday morning 8:30am at the nanaCompany shop!