Thursday, December 22, 2011
Can you believe there's only 3 days left until Christmas? My kiddos are so excited, and me too! I love this time of year. Everything seems to slow down and the things that are important to me take on a greater clarity. Yes I know there's always the hustle and bustle that abounds with the shopping, wrapping, and holiday parties, but don't you feel like you take it all in more? The smells, the music, the atmosphere, friends and family, it's all just so inviting. I try to get most of my Christmas shopping done throughout the year and stash gifts in the nooks and crannies of my closet. That way during those last few weeks I can try and soak it all up. It doesn't always work out the way, but I try....
I thought it would be fun to post a couple little things my kids enjoy during the Christmas season. I say little because they're simple touches to add to the magic of Christmas.
This is our Santa plate. I have it on display in my kitchen during December and on Christmas Eve the kids layout their cookies and carrots for the reindeer on it. I did this with some friends at church about 6 years ago or so. We just bought white craft pens and picked up some cheap red plates. The kids get really excited about this special plate just for Santa.
This little poem was given to me by a friend a few Christmas's ago and we've loved it since. We like to bring this to our friends with a plate of Christmas cookies. On Christmas Eve just before we head off to bed the kids run outside and sprinkle the Reindeer Food all over the front yard. They all get so ecstatic about the glitter!
I decided this year to spruce things up a bit and designed this cute tag instead of just typing it up and printing it. You can download the free PDF here. It will print two tags on one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. Tie or staple this tag to a bag of some oatmeal mixed with glitter and you're ready for a splendid yet simple Christmas tradition to be born.
Click on the image above to download the free printable tags :)
This year we're going to have a little Nativity Puppet show thanks to Sarah Jane and her free download on her blog.
Isn't it just adorable? Her artwork is simply delightful. I have a few pieces of her Children at Play Collection on my website. I wish I had more! I can't wait to see what her next line looks like. I've heard rumor of spunky girl pirates.....
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas! Feel free to share any traditions you have in the comments section. Have fun spreading out your "Reindeer Food". Enjoy the blessings and charm of the season.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Second I wanted to show all of you this lovely little Apron that my dear friend Amy from Periwinkle Apparel made. Amy is a fantastic seamstress and might soon be contributing some great tutorials right here on the Fabric Envy blog! She has such a good eye for mixing and matching fabrics and I was so excited when she put Anna Maria's Clippings print from LouLouthi with Michael Miller's Ta Dot in Fuchsia together. Don't they make an adorable couple? You can get these great prints in the shop.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
You can snag the tutorial for Hello Neutral Dress here
Get the tutorial for the Penny Lane Dress here
Can't get enough of Shwin Designs Patterns? Well you're in luck! Fabric Envy is now carrying her patterns available for instant PDF download from the shop!
Enjoy, and don't forget Fabric Envy's got some yardage on sale for the holidays for crazy cheap. Hurray sale ends Monday December 19th!
Monday, December 12, 2011
You do not want to miss this, I repeat you do not want to miss this! Fabric Envy is hosting a Big Holiday Sale. We've got all of our Layer Cakes on sale plus lots of yardage for just $7.12 per yard or less! What? No I'm not kidding. Collections like:
Secret Garden by Sandi Henderson
Prince Charming by Tula Pink
Heirloom by Joel Dewberry
Organic Good Life by Wooster and Prince
Organic Pick A Bunch by Nancy Mims
Peacock Lane by Violet Craft
Little Apples by Aneela Hoey and the list goes on......
So head on over to Fabric Envy for these great deals. Sale end Monday December 19th!
It's a virtual design board--enjoy!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
That make's four giveaways in one week, four great chances to win four different bundles of product from Fabric Envy
Stitched in Color is one of my favorite blogs for sewists because of the authors amazing eye for color, detail, and pretty much anything cute. She is hosting a giveaway bundle for these items from my shop:
- Sophie by Chez Moi for Moda Charm Pack
- Burst Blossom in Blush by Basic Grey
- One Yard of Riley Blake Crocheted Lace in Brown
Hurry the giveaway on Stitched in Color ends tomorrow, Friday December 9th!
You can enter another fantastic giveaway at Shwin & Shwin . I can't could go on and on about how great this blog is. The creativity, the tutorials, the fun ideas, etc. etc. but I'll save that for a "soon to come post" in the very near future! Be sure to head on over there for a chance to win these items:
- Dazzle Mei by Melissa Averinos Fat Quarter Bundle
- Friendly Blossom in Salmon by Basic Grey
- One Yard of Riley Black Ruffle Elastic in Hot Pink
Giveaway ends December 14th!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
- Christmas Candy Charm Pack by Riley Blake 22 piece 5"x5" cuts
- Alphabet Soup Boy Charm Pack by Riley Blake 10 piece 5"x5" cuts
- Friendly Blossom by Basic Grey in Blanc
- One yard of Riley Blake Ruffle Elastic in White
Monday, December 5, 2011
- 5 piece Paris Apartment Fat Quarter Bundle
- Delightful Blossom Fabric Flower in Onyx by Basic Grey
- One yard Riley Blake Crocheted Lace in Teal
Hurry giveaway closes on Thursday!