Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Recycled angels

This year we're making ornaments for most extended family members and here is our latest:
It's made entirely of things we had around the house (paper bag, newspaper, thread, and twine), which makes me very happy! I think we'll be personalizing the scroll with family members' names for future angels.

It's pretty straight forward, but I posted the whole process on my blog.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Simple Advent Calendar

I hand embroidered and hand-stitched our new Advent Calendar. It's simple and a little 'undone' looking - but that's just the way I wanted it! I have never hand embroidered something so I looked up a tutorial online. This isn't the exact tutorial, but it looks really helpful.
I lightly penciled in some numbers on the linen and then went over them with a split stitch.

For more of our simple ( lazy) 2010 Christmas decor click HERE.