"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes."
Winnie the Pooh

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Love, Love, Love
Everthing that
Alicia Paulson does!
Take a look at her blog right

This is her book.
I have gotten so many ideas
and have made many things
from this book.

Text Color

How cute are these capes?
Some for girls.
Some for boys.
All for Fun!

My goal has always been to have a
100% Handmade Christmas.
My three boys are Not going with that!

Do any of you enjoy a
Please share with me your
Ideas and Memories!!!


Patricia Torres said...

oh gorgeous book!!

Bonnie said...

Hi Sweetie!

I've never done a 100% homemade christmas, but I do try my best to include at least one thing homemade. I've made sugar scrubs that were always a big hit, and then the usual food goodies all wrapped up in pretty packaging. This year I'm participating in an ornament exchange that requires you to make 10 homemade ornaments - and I'll probably make more for friends too. Having a blast with that and will post photos when I finish. Those capes are ADORABLE! If only I knew how to sew... :)

Hope you are having a lovely week!

Sending you hugs,

It's me said...

O no !! i am not so handy......only with flowers!! sorry darling..........lovely day.....love love love you !! Ria...

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Love the apron!!!

Sewn With Grace said...

I would love to have a handmade Christmas. I find it is much easier to do with the women family and friends, then men, but even so, not 100% handmade. I think it would be wonderful!

koralee said...

I adore her too...oh I would be in Heaven to have a 100% homemade Christmas...

Hugs my friend. xo

Eileen said...

Love your blog. thanks so much for the sweet words on mine. I adore your blog header. I would love to have 100 % handmade Christmas. Don't think i can make that happen though, way too many electronics on the lists!

birdie blue said...

love that book, joyce. her new 'embroidery companion' is lots of fun too...love the gingham cape, darling!

i would love to have a 100% homemade christmas, but it wouldn't fly with my girls.


Cora said...

I would so love a total Homemade Christmas. I tried to do this on my husbands side of the family and they would not hear of it!! They made me feel bad for even suggesting it!!!! They said some of them could not make things...I said everyone can bake cookies!
Good luck!!

Libbie said...

Great tip about the book!

Boys would be especiallly hard to pull off the handmade Christmas with! But it is fun to sneak in some handmade goodies!!!

Gloria said...

I love making gifts for people, but find that men and boys are very hard to make gifts for. I guess you could sew them shirts or make quilts for them, or bake?. I have to admit though, it is hard for me to make gifts for people when I feel like they don't appreciate the time that goes into them. :]
Have fun making your gifts! I am sure they will be wonderful ones...:)
xoxo Gloria

Gloria said...

Oh, I almost forgot, I have received some very lovely handmade Christmas gifts! My mom always makes beautiful gifts (paintings, crocheting, sewing), one of my nieces hand knit me a scarf..and the other niece a set of cards she had made up of drawings, and an ornament with my name she made at a ceramic store, she also made a bag with a turtle drawing she had printed on it. My sister helped with the detail work of these gifts (sending them off to be printed), which makes them even more special! :)

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas!!!
Nice book.

Dee said...

I have always told my family not to buy me anything but make me something. They on the other hand like bought stuff. :) Whi ever gets your beautiful crafted gifts is a very lucky person.

Honey said...

If only there were no men in my life I would do it!! Hook, line and sinker. :) But, alas...there are men in my life. So, I do give a few homemade gifts to the ones who really appreciate them....the women! :)

Gmama Jane said...

My Great Grandmother "Big Grandma" made every little girl in the extended family sweet little aprons every year fro Christmas!! I still love aprons. In fact, Big Grandma made sun bonnets for Pres. Eisenhower's Grandchildren!!
You were one of the first blogs I read when I began blogging back in the spring of this year.
If my memory serves me well, is it you or your sister battling cancer? What an inspiration to me!!
Gmama Jane

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