Tuesday, November 25, 2008

have yourself a HOMEMADE christmas, day 1

this year we are all about the homemade...and as my family's path ventures deeper and deeper into a greener lifestyle...a homemade christmas seemed the next step. not only that...but i really believe it brings back to life the true sentiment of christmas. this is the season for giving...giving of ourselves, of our hearts, of our time, of our services. and we all know how commercial this holiday and many others have become...it's easy to get lost. but i want my kids to know about the finer things in life...about the effort, the commitment...and doing it because you want to.


so i thought as we get closer and closer to christmas,i would share with you little ideas, big ideas, inspiration and projects...and maybe...you will find yourself having a homemade christmas too!!


and being that today is my birthday...and birthday's celebrate giving...what a perfect day to start!!! my gift to you is project number one....quick and easy...


embroidery needle holders. i came across these adorable gift ideas on melissa's blog. loved them. made them.here are the instructions. as you can see...i embellished mine and used different stitching methods to make each one i give unique...but you can definitely save yourself some time and keep them simple!!! these are the ones i have made using her tutorial


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can't wait to see yours!!!


salut!

7 comments:

  1. Great idea Jess!!
    Happy Birthday!!!

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  2. Happy birthday Jess!!!!
    Your needle holders look gorgeous, can't wait to see what else you've been sewing :)
    Melx

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  3. Happy birthday Jess!!!!
    Your needle holders look gorgeous, can't wait to see what else you've been sewing :)
    Melx

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  4. Happy birthday Jess!!!!
    Your needle holders look gorgeous, can't wait to see what else you've been sewing :)
    Melx

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  5. Happy birthday Jess!!!!
    Your needle holders look gorgeous, can't wait to see what else you've been sewing :)
    Melx

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!
    & i love your project...can't wait to make one for my mom :)
    xoxo
    g

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  7. Happy Birthday Jess, my son's is today! What a great idea for a gift, I love those. My favorite part of Christmas is making gifts, I always have tried to use what I have around the house and being a saver of magical bits always helps!

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