Last year I decided I wanted to make my own gift tags/cards for teacher and neighbor gifts. I'm not a scrapbooker, so I didn't have lots of cute little gadgets and papers to work with. Instead, I went to the crafty scrapbooky section at Walmart and picked up a one pound scrap package of cardstock, choosing a pack that looked to have the colors I wanted. I went home and gathered useful items I had in my craft closet- twine, felt, ric-rac, glue, fabric scraps, yarn, scissors- and then I got creative. Anyone can do this, I promise. You don't have to come up with lots of different ideas. If you come up with one end product you like, save your template and make a whole bunch more like it. Here's what I came up with.
At the first hint of chill in the air, my thoughts turn to Christmas. My mind and heart begin to fill with visions of sugar plums indeed. My weekly menu turns decidedly toward comfort food and I begin rummaging in my brain for homemade Christmas gift ideas for my loved ones. I begin hauling out first the autumn decorations and later the Christmas, decking my halls and every other available surface. I take delight in the season, the magic, wonder and glory of it all. This blog was born from that delight. Here you will find dinner ideas, crafts, decor, stories, memories, and music. Some ideas will be entirely mine, but I will also include anything cute I come across that I think you might like to see, credit given to the creator or source. Please leave me your ideas in the comments and any other feedback you'd like to give.