the time-traveling loveseat is a project I started when I realized my loveseat travels time. not into the past, only into the near future where early afternoons become late nights in the blink of an eye. this blog was started to use that time travel in a more productive way, with an emphasis on learning and practicing new, everyday design.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Crafty Christmas (long overdue)

Well friends, it's been a few months since we last spoke. There is a legitimate reason for this! This girl got a job. And instead of quitting my other jobs to focus on the new one, I just kept all three. This really limited my free time, you could say.

What I enjoy about the new job is the amount of craftiness that goes into the products they sell and displays. I have taken it upon myself to be crafty for Christmas, on one of my only full days off of work. Here's what I accomplished.

1. Fancy Garland. I got this one from my work. They took regular strings of lights and made them interesting with some strips of different fabrics tied on. From the fabric store, I bought a few different fleeces in varying textures, as well as some satin for some variety, and went to town. I cut the strips up and tied them on randomly and viola! Beautiful lighted garland. I love it.

2. Personalized Stockings. I found adorable little stockings at Target that I wanted to personalize, since two of them are the same color (they were the last three left). I got some yarn for super cheap at Arc's Valley Village (score!) and braided them together, then gluing it to the stocking. Turned out lovely.

3. Binky Bib. I also saw this one at my work's sister store Oh Baby! Since my nephew Henry isn't very good at keeping his pacifier in, I took matters into my own hand and crafted a bib myself. He loves it, and he's stinkin' cute. Merrrry Christmas :)

Isn't he darling! Anyway, expect more posts sooner, I promise it won't be another two months and I have scheduled craft days coming up! Happy New Year to all.