some holiday WIP

Lots of crafting and sewing going on over here. Actually that is sort of a lie as I’m pretty much in denial that we have a birthday in this house in less than a week and then Christmas in less than 2. That said, it was finally time to get the teacher gifts together.

 

11 mugs all in a row

This year we opted to give a little something to all the kid’s teachers; special area teachers included. I saw this idea for these mugs on Pinterest (of course) and after hunting high and low for a Porcelaine pen we got started today. The pen is super easy to work with, if you keep a steady hand! It is dishwasher safe in 72 hours without baking. Super easy! We gathered up the best looking mugs at Goodwill (20 cents each!) and the plan is the fill them with packs of hot chocolate packets (and a gift card for their primary teachers). Keep an eye out for the finished product in the next couple of days. An easy gift for many teachers all for less than $25.

 

A looooong time ago I glittered these houses I found at Hobby Lobby and last year I found this little set of birdhouse ornaments at Target after Christmas and thought they would make a neat addition to my set.

Glitter bird houses before

Glitter bird houses WIP

I absolutely hate working with glitter, but I make concessions for Martha’s glitter as it cleans up fairly easy and it really just turns out so well! I started out today by glittering the roofs and hopefully tomorrow I’ll add the bottom part of the house.

 

 

Camera embroidery WIP

And I’ve got one embroidery on my hoop to finish before Christmas. It’s a camera with my brother’s name on it for his office. I’m stitching it onto 100% linen and using a mix of pearl cotton, cotton and rayon floss. I’m hoping to do a mix of floss strands too to give it more a dimensional look. The pattern is from Urban Threads and while it’s a really awesome pattern, I’m afraid it’s going to be a bit tricky!

There you have it! All my hands in many pots!

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