Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Thank you Robin. The cute little elves are just adorable -- the crochet one and the little one from a little pot planter. I saw this one in a tutorial and wanted to make one, but never did. Now I have my very own pot plant elf, with jingle bells and all.
Thanks again so much Robin.
Here's looking forward to an enchanted 2011 and YOE 2!!!!
Friday, December 24, 2010
I adore this sweet package - the vintage trims are perfect, chocolates to share, DIY ornnaments to keep us busy next week, stickers to embellish those special presents, and a Cajun 1st Aid spice mix my hubby is salivating over. Merry Christmas to all you swappers, and especially Miss Val!!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I opened the box to find this big bag.
When I started emptying it I found a holiday pillow...
A cute card and glitter nail files...
an adorable hand towel. It must be towel week because a blog friend also sent me a hand/kitchen towel.
I love snowmen and jingle bells so this guy was perfect. He's so cute.
Love this elf. His eyes are mesmerizing...
Gin also included this wonderful tin which held...
this cute guy! I think I might use the tin to hold my tiny hexagons that I am hand sewing.
Gin thank you so much for everything. I love it all!!
Kerri is so talented! Just look at the pin cushion and elf ornament she made me for hosting.
I know Santa is a pincushion, but he is PERFECT in my tree!
Even the packaging is perfect!
Kerri, thank YOU for joining and playing along. And thank you again for these lovely Christmas goodies. I will cherish them!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
... of gratitude for all the special girls who have been part of creating this corner of Christmas in our home.
Month after month I've been blown away by the creativity and generosity of our group of girls. This YOE Swap has been a bright light in an otherwise tough year for our family - a big thank you to a special group of girls for making that happen.
To our host Val - what can I say other than you're the BEST!!!! You created an enchanted year for all of us.
Wishing you and your families the best Christmas ever and a 2011 full of enchantment:-)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
So here is a little peek at some of my Elf creativity that will be shipping out. An elf should have an extra pair of shoes, right?
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Congratulations Natalie!!! Please email me your address....again. ;)
And....Another blog I follow just posted about a WHOLE BUNCH of FREE CHRISTMAS TAGS , links and all, to print off for your Christmas gifts. Some are even enchanting!!
Last but not least....Thank you, THANK YOU Kerry for your very enchanting, and well themed, reindeer ornies and goodies. I had hoped to post a pic of it all soon, but due to technological difficulties (i.e. broken laptop, new laptop we're going to return, broken old camera, new camera with no memory card) I have not photo'd it...or anything else crafty I have been working on this past month....therefore have no pic to show for it...yet. I WILL post about it, though, as soon as we figure out our technology stuffs.
Technology...it can be very discouraging....I haven't even been able to keep up my blog, and I was hoping to put up a tutorial on how to make the reindeer ornies. For now, I'm limited to just typing.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Check out this tutorial from busylittleelf:
look at this redwork pattern! It is free at allsorts.
and here is a tutorial on needle felted elves, complete with pattern
this one is from craft elf
and look here for these cute paper doll elves
chickpeastudio has these elves that you can make smaller...she has a tutorial!!!
and these are found at hubpages...
and flickr has a whole page to check out here
craftgossip has these....again, you'd have to improvise but aren't they cute!
wee wonderfuls has free embroidery patterns (kinda big...but you could shrink them!)
thelongthread shares a tutorial for this ornament but with a change of colors, Santa turns into an elf! She has some AMAZING things on her blog...go stalk around a bit!
princessnimblethimble has wonderful bendy doll elves...and shares a tutorial on flickr
and this most adorable knit elf is at spud&chloe. I do wish I knit sometimes!
and a crocheted one too....pattern is for sale...
I hope these give you some ideas!