hosting a family wedding, here in our home. (EEEk!!! Can I just tell you it feels like we are kind of christening our home or something? Ha. Don't ask me why. I am loving this!) That has kind of consumed our thoughts as we want to have all the details nailed down before Christmas or we will be scrambling. I will be sure and share the many good ideas we've come up with, for planning an inexpensive wedding. It has been so much fun!
cutting snowflakes and watching Christmas movies last weekend and it was lovely. I realize how important it was to carve out time to simply hang around together- especially when surrounded by holiday chaos! Man you have to be so intentional about that, don't you?
Today was my morning to wrap up a few remaining gift items. I am now finished and wanted to share them in case you were looking for a quick and inexpensive gift idea for the girls in your life. (I can tell you that a tween would love this too because Ava is begging me to make her some more.) They are sweet and can be customized any way you can imagine and the best part- they can pretty much be created from mostly scraps. The pieces are so small that you don't need a lot of fabric or trims. And you can make a few at a time (I highly recommend that) and get a bit of an assembly line going, to knock out several at once. (Perfect if you've got several little girls in your life, like I do!)
Bit of Whimsy Dolls, and you can purchase the Mae doll pattern and download it from her here. I love that it is easy to follow, since I'm not a pattern-sewing kind of girl. (I'm more of a fly by the seat of my pants and make it up as I go along kind of girl. Ha!)
named them and made me promise to put their names on a tag or card. I came up with little tags, stamped them, and tied them on with oyster-colored bakers twine. (I usually get mine from Whisker graphics. You can find yours here.)
stamps because I know someone will ask. I can't for the life of me remember where I got them, but I found really similar ones on Etsy, here. I have lowercase ones as well. They make perfect little imperfect tags. And for some reason I adore imperfection like that.
scrap bin. The pretty gray rosettes were found in the scrap booking area of JoAnns and I hot glued them right onto the skirts. I used a strip of sparkly gray tulle over the top of polka dotted fabric for the skirts, to make them extra sweet. (Also from JoAnns.)