Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I found on the Internet: Ornaments, Gifts, Snow, & Garland



Right now I am in full swing making Yule/Christmas Presents and holiday decorations around the house. This weeks Linkyness is inspired by some of the awesome stuff I have found.
Fall and Winter are such great crafting times. I hope everyone is enjoying it and apologies that there is no food this time. With Thanksgiving just past that last thing I have on my mind this week is Food.



Quilted Trees at The Sewing Loft


Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Madness Update Nov. 28th Edition


IMG_0031For everyone who celebrates I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday. It was crazy around here.
Starting last Monday, hubby and I turned the house upside down getting it clean and ready for Thursday. It was just my brother, his wife and their kids but we had been neglecting the house a bit. It was in some serious need of cleaning.
After having cooked a huge meal on Thursday, we immediately started decorating on Friday. We got the inside of the house on Friday and did the outside on Saturday.

Some pictures from around and outside of my house.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Yuletide Giveaway: Custom Embroidered Ornament



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I’ve been having a great time doing Treegold & Beegold, both the Blog and the Etsy shop. I’ve come to meet so many great new people in my process of networking.
I want to thank everyone for their time reading, purchasing items, and spreading the word with another giveaway for the Yule season.
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This is a machine embroidered ornament that sizes 3 1/2 in x 3 in. It features 2 red mini bows, and a festive candy cane themed background.
This item is not available in the Etsy shop!  The only way to get your own is to win one!
There will be 2 winners!!
The text will be customized for the winner. The only limitation is the text must fit in the space available.
Ways to Enter:


First entry is to just leave a comment on this blog post and answer this question.
How do you decorate for the holiday season. Do you go All out like the Oswalds, or are your decorations more subtle?

Contest is open to all residents including international. I warn international residents that they may not received the item before Yule/Christmas.
For additional entries:
  1. Follow Treegold & Beegold on Twitter, tweet about the contest and leave a comment that you have done so with your twitter ID.
  2. Follow Treegold & Beegold on Google + Page and leave a comment that you have done so.
  3. Blog about this contest and leave a link in a comment about your blog post.
  4. Become a Follower through Google Friend Connect (over in the sidebar) and leave a comment that you did so.
That’s 5 possible entries for this contest. All entries must be in by the End of Day Sunday, December 4th. I’ll draw the 2 winners on Monday the 5th using a random number generator and both post a blog of who won and contact the winner via email. The ornament will be shipped 2-3 days via USPS 1st Class mail after the text is chosen by the winner.
There is also a separate photo contest taking place on the Facebook Fan Page. Entries into both contests are valid.
Once again, thank you to everyone and I hope you enjoy the giveaway!!

-Velody

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Madness Recap November 21st Edition: Cleaning, contest, Google + and a new patch.


IMG_9999Yule crafting season is here full swing and in the US Thanksgiving is this Thursday. I just confirmed with my sister-in-law Saturday evening that we’ll be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house. I’m looking forward to it but I’m also already feeling the stress start to come on.
Hubby wants to get the house spotless. Not only are we having company over on Thursday, but Friday morning he wants to start decorating immediately.
On top of that I’ve been making things like crazy. If you follow us on the Google + Page, Twitter, or the Facebook Fan Page then you’ve seen some of our most recent items. I also have a few other custom items I can’t show yet because they’re gifts or not finished.  I’ve also been working on a new Contest!
Today is the beginning of Operation Attack the House. I’m taking as quick of a break as possible to get this post put together.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Card Swap Anyone? | The Pagan Mom Blog


Angela of The Pagan Mom Blog is organizing a Holiday Card Swap.

If you're interested in joining in visit her blog for more information and instructions.

I'll be participating!

Card Swap Anyone? | The Pagan Mom Blog:

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Madness Recap November 14th Edition


Gosh are we half way through November already?
I need to get my butt moving on a few of my holiday projects or this month will be gone before I know it.
I’ve been getting caught up in custom orders and making new patches. As I write this I am stitching out a patch whose idea was fully conceived and edited from the involvement of people on Google +. It was wonderful to be able to create something with so much direct input. It became the most complicated image I have done yet. It’s stitching up nicely though.
Here is the graphic created to make the embroidery.
WheeloftheYear_SeasonsI also created three other patches.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tutorial: Free Turkey Applique on a Toddler Bib


 

IMG_9953It’s Friday everyone and around here if  life hasn’t gotten in the way that means it’s time for a craft tutorial.

Last week when brainstorming ideas over on Google + I heard a lot of people say turkey. I listened.

Turkey_Pattern PiecesToday we have a free applique pattern of this cute turkey. I’m going to be putting it on a bib for Wee Rose but you could use it on anything you want. Good suggestions would be:

  • Place mats
  • Wall Decoration
  • Wreath

The Turkey if made exactly from the pattern is approximately 6.5 inches x 6.5 inches.

Now onto the project.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Linkyness November 9th Edition


I’ve had so much going on that I have barely been keeping up with the loads of craft blogs that come through my Google Reader each day. I actually had to play catch up to make help find some of the great things floating around the internets right now.
Since for those that make their holiday gifts this is the time to start I’ll be putting in a few good gift projects from here on out on top of the typical holiday decorating links and yummy food.
I hope you all like what I found.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Recap the Nov. 7th Edition


The past week can be summed up by Patches and Florida Pagan Gathering.
Creating Original Patches
Hubby asked me a few weeks ago to make up him

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tutorial: Crochet Acorn Pattern


IMG_9889I haven’t crocheted in awhile and I had to urge to make something and I specifically wanted something Fall like for Thanksgiving.

I am happy to present my first 100% original pattern, an Acorn.



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Humpday Linkyness November 2nd Edition



Now that we’re past Samhain/Halloween it’s time to start looking to Thanksgiving and the Winter Holidays. I've tried to hunt down all fall crafts for this time around but that may shift in the coming weeks even before Thanksgiving. I know for crafters who making many gifts if you haven’t started already you better start soon. And that statement refers directly to me too.


A Crochet Turkey over at Bittersweet








Fall Napkin Rings over at Michaels






Then Grand Gobbler on Cut out and Keep by My Little Things





Oreo Turkeys by Our Best Bites






M&M Turkey Favors by Pink Ink Doodle







Thanksgiving Color Page at Multiple Delicious





A Wee Scarecrow at About.com Family Crafts





I hope you like some of the things I found this week. Really though save some of these for next years Mabon also. Next week I’ll start flipping over to Yule and Winter items as I think we’ve seen enough pumpkins and the harvest is about done anyway. Remember Winter is Coming, though here from Florida I won’t be sharing any snow photos with you.
-Velody

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