Crafting for the Holidays

If you love making gifts for the holidays, as I do, you know that it’s never too soon to begin planning your holiday giving list.  (In theory..I do have a tendency towards procrastination and have found myself in previous years pulling all nighters with a pot of coffee and several skeins of yarn 😉

I have vowed, however, that I will be organized this year!!  In this spirit, I have started sorting through some of my pins on Pinterest to identify what I would like to try my hand at, and who the gifts would be suited for..because, truthfully, I do sometimes find something I reallllyyy want to make that would only be suited as a gift for me 🙂

Here are a few things I’m thinking about so far:

For her

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 These gorgeous origami fabric butterflies would be perfect for hair accessories, brooches or as an accent on a necklace.

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Hand scrub, great in a gift bag with a nail file and some pretty nail polish!

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Embellished cardigans..soooo easy.  (Incidentally, this is also an adorable blog with several other fantastic ideas!)

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Cozy sewn felt slippers (also a great idea for kiddos!)

For Him

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My husband LOVES these.  They’re pretty easy to make..I may enlist the children to create a few for their Dad and uncles 😉

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Despite his protests about the “Fudge Handles” he acquires every holiday season, The Man loveeesss some homemade fudge.

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Create a playlist, could be songs for your sweetheart, running songs, songs to brighten your day, type the list out on fun paper and attach to an itunes gift card..it’s like a mixed tape for the 21st century 😉

For the Kids

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Create a bunch of these.  Use to embellish overalls, sweaters, hats, mittens or stitch them all together to make a scarf.

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Rice filled heating pads to snuggle up to on a cold night!

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I’m a sucker for a cute hat, and this one’s about as cute as they come..

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This link is for 25 Christmas Books and crafts to go with them, but you could do this with any book for any age!  My oldest daughter loves the Hunger Games, and I thought a neat combo would be the Hunger Games books and a craft project to make arrow hair sticks out of chopsticks and feathers or felt feathers.  My youngest loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid, so to go along with that, a craft for making your own diary. 

So that’s my (preliminary) list!  What are your ideas for the holidays?  Do you make gifts as well?  What sort of items are on your crafting list?  Feel free to share here or over on facebook!

Style It – The Rockabilly Style Oxford Shoes

Today’s Style It is an adorable pair of Rockabilly style Oxford Shoes from my shop.  My favorite feature is the striped laces 🙂

The first outfit is a feminine fox-inspired outfit, the second a menswear style (still with a little fox inspiration..can you tell what my latest obsession is?)

Style It - Foxy Lady

Style it - Menswear Inspired

How would you style the Rockabilly Oxford Shoe?

Hugs and Smooches,
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