Christmas Countdown | Week 8 & 7!!

I am sitting here sipping some tea while nursing a headache and enjoying a bit of the sunshine between the gloomy clouds and rain today. This passed weekend was the time change, so we have lost lots of sleep. Being a parent sometimes has its pitfalls, sleeping is one of them. I miss sleep. 

This post is combining the last two weeks because, well, Mom brain and Mom duties sometimes blogging challenging. 

In honor of that, I am going to share some fun gift ideas that you can make for your kiddos this year!

Here we go!


Cat Scarf Crochet Pattern
DIY Knit Hedgehog Mittens @tracywhitney
Gorgeous Dakota Baby Boots crochet baby slipper pattern! Love this gorgeous design! A Nordic-inspired baby booties pattern! #crochet #pattern #babyboots #slippers #winter
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DIY Lego Tray - this is so perfect for the Lego lover in your home!!
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Shop Updates and Happenings…

Its been awhile since I have just ‘written’ out a blog post so, since its well over due, here is whats been going on in the W.E.S work shop lately!

I have been spinning a lot, and knitting. With Christmas creeping up fast I am feeling the panic to get things done. But with a bad case of ‘Projectstartitis’ I keep starting new things before finishing others, adding to my stress! Ah! 

This week I have decided to catch up on some those projects to get it under control since there is only 8 weeks left till the big day and I need to have all gifts done early enough to ship them!

Things I have been spinning are some super chunky holiday themed yarn. 

“Candycane”
“Jack Frost”

I haven’t had a ton of motivation to sew, but I spent some time upcycling some wool sweaters into some super cozy wool longies and shorties (Diaper covers) for my sister who is cloth diapering.  I still have so much material left over, but not big enough pieces for larger covers, so I might have to make some smaller ones or use them up and make some dryer balls. Either way I plan on doing a little tutorial on how I made these in the New Year. So you’ll have to stay tuned for that!

Not sure what I am going to do with the rest of it. Until then, they sit in a bin in my dining room (I should really put them away somewhere else :S )


Aren’t they just the cutiest?

I’ve also been working on a pair of socks with some custom dyed yarn for my nephew, he requested blue and red socks, so I am attempting to make it happen. So far I have one sock done but no photos. 

Other things I have on the go for the holidays is the Antler Cardigan for the kiddo in my worsted weight yarn in the color Canadiana, I’ll have to dye more of that now but its turning out beautifully. 

If you don’t already follow my on Instagram, please do! I share lots of the happenings on there, lots of photos of projects and upcoming goodies. This weeks shop update is going to include a big batch of project bags, hats and mittens. 

It is busy like Santas Workshop over here!!

Until next time my friends, 

Keep Stitching!

Rachel

Christmas Countdown | Week 9!

There is nothing more fun then decorating for the holidays. Something I am really enjoying as an adult, and especially as a parent! The house looks magical, the cats get to admire it all and the kiddo gets to join in on the arts and craft fun!!

So here are some great DIY home decor ideas for the Christmas holidays!

Add elegant rustic charm to your Christmas decor with these easy and inexpensive DIY Frosted Pinecones
Christmas Wreath Ideas
Complete your tree décor with this beautiful Chunky Knit Tree Skirt. Boasting a carefully crafted hand knitted material in grey, this decoration exudes seasonal essence to offer your tree classic enhancements for a timeless piece of décor.
10 Crochet Patterns for Hand Knit Christmas Wreaths
50+ tutorials to all the cute DIY Christmas pillows out there! Lots of step by steps directions for adorable Christmas decor! Great no sew options, painted pillows, lots of styles to choose from!

Christmas Tree Mason Jar Votive - Christmas Tree Cut Out Candles @Mason Jar Crafts Love

This is Halloween!

If you are anything like me you have thought about Halloween, planned a costume and haven’t started it because you’re so busy or your kiddo has changed their minds a million times. 

With Halloween right around the corner, here are some super quick and easy, last minute costume ideas for you, your kids and pets! 

Be a Pineapple: Halloween Costume DIY
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Ms. Pacman Game - Halloween Costume Contest via @costume_works
charlottes web halloween costume DIY
Eeek! What a fun toque crochet pattern! I love it! Perfect fun pattern for kids! Would make a great addition to an easy halloween costume! #lovecrochet #ad

Cereal Killer | DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids
Jelly Belly DIY Halloween costume with balloons for kids!

Christmas Count-Down | Week 10!

This is your 10 week warning that Christmas is coming!! Here are some great gift ideas you can craft up for your friends, family and maybe yourself ( 😉 ) with lots of time to spare! Make a bunch of these up to store in your closet for an unexpected guest so you’ll always be prepared!

35+ Christmas Mason Jar Gifts
Invite children to use their fingertips and thumbs to make Fingerprint Art Glass Magnets. Thumbprint art glass magnets are an easy craft for kids and a simple homemade gift idea kids can make for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthdays and Christmas. #Rhyth
Make a bunch of these and gift in an adorable box of silk bag! 
These sewing projects are easy to make and useful for daily life. Definitely a must read post! #craft #sewingprojects #DIY
Breakfast in Bed Gift Basket: perfect, easy and thoughtful Christmas present, includes a recipe for homemade pancakes, and free printable instruction card for gift giving. Great for a hostess or teacher gift. #shop
Make your own bath bombs! DIY Lush Bath Bombs via inspiredbycharm.com
The 11 Best DIY Anytime Gifts