Monday, November 19, 2012

I LOVE IT!! Holiday Gifts and Links

I have learned from the past years of doing holidays (especially after having kids) that there are always people and parties you don't think at the time to include on your shopping list - plus hostess gifts and big people birthdays...i like to have a little gift stash i can pull from for such events. Luckily, beer and jam save well and are my "go to" gift i can whip out before a party. Here are some ideas and links for you to a couple of my own... :)

1. FOR THE FRIENDS WHO APPRECIATE HANDMADE - beeswax candles - (photo by A Beautiful Mess - click here for instructions)

2. FOR THE LAST MINUTE GIFT - initial mug - (via DesignMom - click here for instructions)

3. FOR THE BEST FRIEND - wool slippers - (photo via the Estsy store WoolyBaby)

4. FOR THE HARD TO PLEASE - wall art (photo via Caravan)

5. FOR THE TEACHERS - salted caramels (photo and DIY here)

6. FOR YOURSELF - leather leaf necklace (photo and shop here)

7. FOR THE READER - book phone charger by booksi (photo and shop here)

8. TO MAKE FOR KIDDO FRIENDS - ninjabread cookie cutters (photo and link here)

9. FOR THE GUY...WHO GOLFS - Travis Matthews (photo and shop here)

10. FOR THE THIRD CHILD WHO YOU NEVER MAKE ANYTHING FOR - Triangle Quilt - (photo and DIY here)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Custom Cheetah Zoodie

Halloween is over! Bring on the rest of the holidays! I was just at Target and Christmas was happening already. It surprises me every year...i feel like an old fart every time too - "Christmas in October? Pshhhhhh" Anyway...I finished up most of the holiday orders, so i have a little time on my hands!

A looong time ago I had found some remnant cheetah fabric and thought it would be a cute idea for a zoodie - so i went home and whipped it up, but then i mussed up one of the ears a little and couldn't fix it - so it sat for years! now it has a perfect little home with my beautiful niece :) makes me so happy to have a little girl to sew for! Someone today asked me about making a custom cheetah and so my sister sent me these pics. i have been staring at them for like 10 minutes - she is just too precious!!! I am a little obsessed, but Riley really came into my life at a perfect time - that "i no longer have any babies and i need one to snuggle" type of times.