Stockings Anyone?

posted on: Thursday, December 22, 2011







Yesterday was a long day of tidying up, rearranging furniture (which I do pretty frequently) and finishing the last bits of wrapping and crafting for Christmas. I pulled another all nighter, staying up way past 2am. How did I do that all the time when I was in school??? Ugh. My eyeballs feel like awfulness and I have slumber party stomach. Haha. BUT, the fruits of my labor were all worth it. I made super sweet and simple stockings for display and use. Most of the presents got a lovely repurposed wrapping. Check out my friend Jessie's blog post on being a Gift Giving Ninja! Click HERE. She's the one who got me started using old books and magazines for cards and wrappings. 

Then pretty much all of today was spent at our kid's Christmas party hosted by Jessie. It was amazing, crazy, loud, sweet and just out right precious. I have really amazing friends and I love them so SO much and I LOVE their kids. It was so much fun watching them open their little surprises, make a Christmas craft and spill cheese puffs everywhere. ;) Sam's folks and Grandparents come in town tomorrow so you can probably suppose that I'll be up late again. With that in mind,  you can comment on instagram or twitter to keep me company into the wee crafting hours of the night. ;)

said goodbye to these little beauties today...they went to sweet homes. :) 

Micah bean opening her present! Jessie created the SWEETEST gift ever with a  vintage suitcase filled with shoes, a little purse, dress hat, even a wallet with her own custom driver's license and laminated photos of all her little bff's! eeeee! 

an AMAZING gift from Jessie, a set of 4 vintage mugs, a sugar bowl and cream pitcher...they have yellow poppies! oh Jess, I KNOW how special this is! I LOVE them SOOOO much!!!! 


14 thoughts:

  1. Love the stockings ! You are so artistic and creative! :)

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  2. Awesome stockings and amazing wrapping!! Dang girl! :)

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  3. Can I just say you and your group of friends just seem like a great display of what it means to have community? your pictures make me want to join! also, those dolls are amazing. as soon as your store opens I want one for my little girl!

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  4. You do have great taste in craf-T-ness, and you also have great taste in friends! You are a very blessed and lucky lady. And id say they are super blessed to know you. I havn't been "FB" friends with you for very long and you already have touched me in many ways. I can honestly say im lookong forward to knowing you better! Be Blessed my friend!

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  5. Ok SERIOUSLY, I need to get my hands on some of those dollies. They are too precious for words and my some-day-daughter will love them, haha! Not to mention the some-day-mama!

    Brooke

    thebebebirds.blogspot.com

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  6. I adore your creativity, and my heart smiles at the sweet friendships you are so blessed with! :)

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  7. I absolutely love your stockings! You are so creative :)
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!! I hope santa's good to you ;)

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  8. I love the stockings! What a great idea!! I have been trying to knit Courage his first stocking and it is taking forever!! I'm going to felt it and then cut it and sew it so I don't have to try to actually knit in the shape of a stocking. So it's easier, but is taking a long time! :) I love the burlap! I can't wait to get some and do stuff with it...
    Love the gift wrapping too... AH I love Christmas!!!

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  9. I love how you wrapped the gifts!

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  10. Adorei as embalagens de papel! Lindas fotos! Feliz festas! Beijos Paola
    http://antonellaesuaboneca.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hello! I just found your blog and I think it's AMAZING! The pics are great and I can see that You really like what you do here! I love people with great ideas, like you!
    Your blog is inspiring! I will follow you!
    xoxo

    http://nikandpic.blogspot.com/

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  12. YES PLEASE!!! i have been looking everywhere for some different stockings and these are perfect!!

    also i got new bed stuff and i was just thinking that one of those dollies would be the cherry on the cup cake ;)

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  13. So I'm a horrible.. It was my son's 2nd Christmas and I STILL never got around to decorating his stocking like I told myself I would after he was born. I haven't figured out what I wanted to do but I LOVE your button ideas making the letter! I feel inspired!:) Thank you!

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