Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy 2010!

Well, now that the holidays are over, I'm back into the regular swing of things. We had a really great Christmas and are looking forward to a new year full of family, fun, learning and creativity!

I had to share Quinn's new stocking, even though it's a little late for Christmas crafts. I am still just so excited with how it turned out! While looking through some of my mother-in-law's Christmas decorations, I found a cute stocking and Quinn just so happened to need one- she still had a small pink baby one, but Santa brings bigger things now. ;) It had a Christmas tree with buttons decorating it, but I wanted to make it more personal like one I had growing up. We removed the buttons and tree and headed to JoAnn's, where Quinn picked out green felt for a large Q. I traced a big chipboard Q I had in my scrappy stash on the felt, cut it out, then used a blanket stitch to attach it to the stocking. I had to Google "blanket stitch" because I can never quite remember how to do that. When I took the original tree off, it tore the fabric a little, so I added the row of red ribbon which covered it up perfectly. I put the original buttons back on over the ribbon and, as Quinn would say... TA-DA!! A cute, new personalized stocking all her own! It was fun making it together (I loved her encouragement- "you're doing a good job, Mama!") and I love that it is something special that she can have to remember Grandma by each Christmas.

One more note... the ACOT Creative Team is putting together something really exciting for later this month. I can't wait to share it with everyone, so stay tuned!


Sarah said...

What a great idea Sarah!
What is the ACOT again? (Besides extremely talented & motivated women?)

I love your blog! So Sweet! =)

Happay Mommay aka Happay Scrappay said...

Can't wait to see what will happen at ACOT later this month. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Sarah said...

Hey there Sarah - I came across this online and didn't know if you would be interested...It's coupons for savings from A Cherry on Top - Follow this link -

Just thought you'd be interested. =)

Teri said...

This is cute...and so sweet that she was so encouraging! :)

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