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Monday, December 20, 2010

Handmade Holidays

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.

Merry Christmas!!

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Again, I am so impressed by your creativity and sewing skills! You are awesome, Jen!