Friday, November 30, 2012

New twist on an old favorite

I've made this table topper 3 different ways so far. I love the shape and it comes out perfect every time. It's from the book On The Run by Anka's Treasures. I definite good buy!
It's the perfect use for a charm pack, or my the case of this table topper... leftovers from a quilt I made a few years ago.

I just added a fat quarter of the Santa print from this year and it feels brand new again.

I especially love the little Santa's peeking out here and there from the border.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Our Home For The Holidays - And Free Printable!

I Love my home this time of year! Even sitting in the evening watching TV feels special when the only light in the room comes from the tree. Here is a few pictures of our budget friendly holiday decorations...
 I needed new printables for my side table this Christmas and this is what I came up with...
The printables are cute but I especially love my little 8$ white tree from Target! 
You can find a link to these printables of mine at the end of this post. Enjoy!
I love to hang our stockings on the stairs (since we don't have a mantle) so it's the first thing the kids see as they head down Christmas morning. Seeing there stockings stuffed with goodies will only highten the excitement for when they turn the corner and see the real jackpot... under the Tree!
Just a little shelf in the bathroom. My mom painted this adorable little Santa and we have it up somewhere in the house every year.
The countdown calendar is all stuffed and ready to go for this Saturday, the 1st of December. Each pockets filled with 3 treats, so we don't fight.
And this special corner...
Suprise suprise, my husband can play the piano! I really had no idea. I haven't heard him play before. I was practing my "Jolly Old Saint Nick" song when he came over to show me how it's really done. He was gracious enough to tell me how good I was doing for only 2 days worth of practice, but I admit I'm a little embarrassed to play in front of him anymore. I'll just have to get him to teach me what he knows. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas...

 My newest crochet hat turned out so FUN! Don't you love it?! Now each of my kids have a new hat for the holidays. I'll have to get a picture of them all together.
Something new at our house...
It's on loan from my husbands family but I expect it will be here awhile. Long enough for the kids to start lessons after the new year. I've never taken piano lesson before. I'm hoping they come home and teach me all they learned. :) Last night Bruce taught me how to play "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" and I've been playing it over and over again... probably driving everyone a little bit more crazy.

Our front room for the holidays! (yes that is an empty picture frame on the back of the piano, I'm still trying to decide what to put in it). We don't have a very large home and space is precious so I'm debating what, if anything, to hang above the piano. Any suggestions?
Ps. for the hat I used THIS pattern, and when I got to the end I just kept going and going and going...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Crochet Christmas Hats

Just stopping in to show you my latest... Christmas crochet hats!  
Of course the reindeer has got to be the cutest, but my oldest daughter wasn't so sure about wearing antlers so I made her the candy cane stripes. Since taking this picture I shortened the antlers an inch and I think it looks even cuter... not so floppy. I didn't really have a pattern, I used a collection of ideas from my "crochet" pinterest boards.
Up next, a Santa hat for The Boy! I'm hoping to have it completed in a few days. I do have a pattern for that one, and it's FREE! You can find it HERE. I'll let you know how mine turns out.