Friday, December 11

Christmas Crafting Part 2

A simple bouquet of felted white flowers.  

That is what I made last night while watching 'A Christmas Story' with the family. It was a great night. Fire roaring, kids all cuddled up watching their Daddy's favorite Christmas movie.

I think they make a sweet embellishment on a plain paper gift bag. I added a simple tag, a bag of my shredded sheet music & listed some in my Etsy shop.

Then I made some tags using a technique I learned from Lesley at Flatwood Folk Art Studio.  It is an awesome process of layering paper, chaulk & a photo transfer.  I made a boy tag too...

Today we hung some of the garland Lily made.

We are having so much fun this year, the kids are at such a great age. Last year they were still afraid of Santa, this year they got to have breakfast with him! It is such a magical time of year, and wonderful to see through the eyes of my children. I get so much joy from passing down traditions from my own childhood, and also creating new ones. My son asked today if we could 'put on our jam's and blankets, then go driving in the van to look at lights'.  I think that's a new tradition! 


junkdreams said...

Love your flowers and the tags you made...they are gorgeous.

sissie said...

Beautiful tags and I know the bags will be a big hit on etsy.
I also like your son's idea of putting on pj's and riding around looking at lights! Sounds like fun.

Barbara Jean said...

Love your tags.
Great work!!


barbara jean

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

The flowers are so sweet. How did you make them? I hope you'll share a tutorial.


Pretty garland, little one! And Mom's creations are clever as well. So sweet to hear the kid stories too! ~ Angela

Dorthe said...

They are beautifull Lisa, and yhe tags too, they looks fantastic behind the clock.
Did you see my mail yesterday ?
Wishing you a lovely saturday.

Hugs Dorthe

Zuzu said...

Beautiful art & photos, and happy new traditions! Riding 'round to see the lights in PJs is brilliant!!!
Enjoy your weekend!

Halo Hill said...

I LOVE those flowers, and the tags are so cool! Sounds like warm happy Christmas time around your house! Cozy and full of love!

Warm Hugs to you Lisa,


T's Daily Treasures said...

Everthing you've created is so beautiful! The flowers do make a plain bag so special. It's so fun creating holiday memories with your kids. Blessings to you and yours, :) Tammy

Jill said...

Thank you for dropping by for a visit! Your comments were lovely. You have a beautiful blog and I will enjoy visiting again.


Harriet said...

The flowers are to cute and I enjoy your post about your children and their learning experiences. Families are great. Enjoy your holiday.

The Feathered Nest said...

Your children are a such a wonderful age now Lisa...enjoy every moment, tiring or not as you will blink and they will be GROWN!!! So many beautiful things you've been working on, I love the transfers, I've been wanting to try that for so long!! Have a great week sweetie, hugs and love, Dawn

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Soooo pretty! Are you getting my etsy emails? I sent one back to you and never heard back? Same thing with a few other convoys through etsy with others...I am puzzled?? thanks, cherry

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Lisa, your home is filled with so many memorable things that both you and your sweet children made. I love each and every story!

sending hugs,

Anonymous said...

Love it all! We still have some of the wonderful bags and tags from last year.... just too sweet to toss!

Love ya,Sandy

Tracey said...

It just all sounds soooooo wonderful!!!

And yeah for Christmas crafts!! Your new tag technique is awesome...I really love how they turned out...blows away my little ole tags (but it's all good fun)!!

:) T

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Oh, I just ADORE those flowers! Your entire blog is GORGEOUS!!