Archive | December, 2010

january giveaway

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I wasn’t ready to start a new giveaway until Christmas was over, so here we are, a bit later than usual, but it’s a delightful collection of some of my favorite wintery-white things that I think you’ll enjoy.

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1 & 6. thank you note cards with glittered edges and envelopes lined with sheet music

2. cream sweater pillow  3. cream light-weight scarf  4. a sweet little white pitcher

5. almond scented hand cream   7. off-white silk medallion pin with beaded center

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A random winner will be selected on January 14th.

To enter the giveaway please click the button below:

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the sweetest little dollies you ever did see

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I made a few dolls for a few special little girls in my life.

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She is wearing a cable knit ruffle-front sweater {not the easiest material to sew, but oh so cute} with yellow dot bubble skirt.

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A little suit of jersey ruffles – sweet and simple.

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Sawyer is funky with a polka-dot top, floral bubble skirt and a teensy flower pin {sewn on, not pinned}

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The real Isabella is the best dressed little girl around, often sporting baby legs, so I decided to make a mini pair for this baby. 

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Surely not as cute as the real little girls, but I’m pretty happy with how they turned out.

{I used this pattern to make the dolls}

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a white christmas was not made for our family

I love the idea of decorating for Christmas with a neutral palette of whites and grays, maybe some natural elements and definitely shiny metallics.

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{country living}

My six year old, however, does not.

“Christmas is not about white and brown,” he declares. “It is about red and green and silver :”

So as much as I would have loved to use the burlap stockings I made and an assortment of wintery white pillows layered on the couch, I had to go with my sweet boy’s wishes.

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and green

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and silver.

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Because sometimes making a six-year-old’s Christmas feel magical is more important than indulging his momma’s love of white. Lesson learned.

Many blessings to you this Christmas. May you be filled with God’s overflowing love and grace as you celebrate His Son with your loved ones.

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holiday confections {the party}

I’ll keep this sort and sweet with lots of photos :

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{my sister’s cute house}

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{my favorite food group: appetizers}

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{toasted baguette with olive oil, cracked pepper, goat cheese & grapes : divine}

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{bags to take cookie packages home in}

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{yum}

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{a few of the sweetly packaged sweets}

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:  S O U R C E S  :

all packaging supplies were provided by GARNISH which has the most fabulous food-packaging

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glassine bags, white boxes, clear boxes, cellophane bags, loaf liners and more

They also have my favorite stripy straws

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these white containers that I want to use for something someday

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and simple lunch bags in white and brown

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take a peek at their selection {h e r e}

The ribbons are from my assorted collection of favorites. Most are from Midori, May Arts and Ribbon Connections

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The bakers twine is from Whisker Graphics

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The calligraphy was done by the talented Lindsay of Lindsay Letters

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The tags, stickers & labels were either created by me {and one by Rae} or came from the office store.

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download my collection {h e r e}

It was a wonderful party with delightful guests and I’m certainly hoping to do it again next year!

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