This Christmas season we've had lots of fun around the Hubley house making things for others and ourselves. If you know me at all, you know I love Christmas. I love the smells, the music, the aromas, the family gatherings, and most of all the expectant waiting of the birth of Jesus (more on our family advent in a later post).
I'm one of those annoying people who starts listening to Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving and I light my "Fire on the Mountain" Circle E candle everyday. Scott is really a trooper. So with the music turned up loud and the smell of cinnamon in the air, Hannah and I have been creating a few things for the holidays.
First, I saw on Kirby's blog this adorable (and simple) little dishtowel dress and thought it would be so cute on little Hannah Mae. Sorry about the dark photos. I used my phone to take them.
Then, I was trying to think of something to give Hannah's teachers and a few others and thought this sugar scrub was perfect! I used the recipe from good 'ole Martha Stewart. I added peppermint essential oil to give it a refreshing holiday scent.
Next, Hannah and I made these Candy Cane Kiss Cookies for Scott's co-workers and some of our neighbors. A friend made them for me and they are officially my favorite Christmas cookie. Hannah really likes helping me bake...especially when we're making some sort of chocolate cookie!
And I finally got our stockings finished! I found all this great material at a garage sale in our neighborhood about six months ago and had no idea what I was going to do with it. I just bought it because I knew it was really $$ in the store. I finished them a couple of weeks ago and had them embroidered. Now, I need to make one more for next year! (Disclaimer: I can't remember the website where I found this tutorial, so I apologize stocking blog lady. Please don't sue me.)
I have a few other projects I've been working on, but they're gifts so I can't show them yet....stay tuned! I know...such a cliff-hanger.