Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Stocking Advent Calendar

I know I'm a little late in posting this, but....oh well. I made this calendar for Hudson (and Holland in future years), and he loved it. The "elves" put a treat in the stocking each night, and he counted how many days were left. The stockings are felt, sewn together with a zigzag stitch, with felt letters glued on. The hardest part was cutting out the letters freehand, but it was still easy. I then bought a piece of foamboard from Hobby Lobby and stapled on some Christmas fabric and 4 pieces of ribbon. Super simple! I was in a hurry to get it done in time, but for next year, I'd like to make a big Santa face out of felt and glue it on behind the ribbon, with a big white fabric bag at the bottom to look like Santa's beard. We would put the stocking in the bag each night, and Santa's face would be revealed when all the stockings are off.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


So, I got a nice new camera for Christmas from my wonderful husband. I'm hoping to finally be able to take good pictures of my babies and my projects. I "know" an incredibly talented photographer, who is offering a workshop to share some of her photography knowledge, and I'm really hoping I can attend. Her name is Katie DeWinter, and we know each other through an online forum called the Junebugs. We all met online when we were pregnant with babies due in June of '06, and we still keep in touch. Anyway, Katie is having a contest to win a free spot in her workshop. To enter you must post a link to her workshop on your blog or facebook page, along with a one sentence answer to the question: "What do you LOVE about photography?". So to answer the question....

I love that photography captures life's beautiful...and not so beautiful memories, such as my gorgeous baby sleeping like an angel, then that same pretty girl with her finger up her nose.

Speaking of photos, next time I promise to post pictures of the projects I've finished recently, and possibly even a tutorial.