Nothing gets me in the Christmas spirit like decorating the house. Typically my rule is the day after Thanksgiving but James talked me into decorating a week earlier this year. Since we were married, I have been wanting Christmas stockings. Inspired by the beautiful plaid stockings I have been seeing this year, I decided to try my hand (and my novice sewing machine skills) at making Christmas stockings!
James bought me a sewing machine for my birthday a few months ago, so trust me I’m no expert. I may or may not have sewed the stocking shut several times while creating my pattern (okay, I totally did). But don’t worry, I did the hard part for you. Once I got the pattern sorted out, I whipped out the second stocking in less than 30 minutes.
Christmas is right around the corner! I really love Christmas… the decorations, the lights, the snow… not to mention the presents. The gifts are good too. I love giving as much if not more than I love receiving. And finding that perfect gift is everything! I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite fun and practical gifts this season for the adventure lover or DIY-er on your list! I’ve also included several of my favorite gifts that I just couldn’t leave out in the snow.
Ah, weddings! I love weddings. The anticipation before the bride walks in, the groom’s first look at his bride, the vows, the kiss…. *swoon*. I’m a sucker for romance. Not to mention I love a good party. Dancing and an open-bar with my friends and family is my kind of party.
I was the first of my friends to get married. When we got married, we received several handmade gifts which meant so much to us. The time, creativity, and love that went into each gift was heart-warming. My very creative aunt made us an ornament with our wedding invitation! It was so beautiful, the way each line of our invitation swirled and curled together inside a glass globe.