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
20 Easy Halloween Costumes For Couples Who Are Too Lazy To Give Dressing Up Much Thought
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


My Favorite Things | September 2018 | It is Time for FALL!

FALL! It is my favorite time of year! Sweaters, wool socks, hats and scarves all come out of their summer hibernation to be worn with pride!

It is that time of year where I make a pot of soup, stews and buns to fill our bellies with warmth to keep us from freezing as the temperature drops. 

I love nothing more than waking up to frost on the ground and sipping my tea as I see the squirrels frantically trying to get their last minute finds hidden for the winter months. 

During this time of year I do two things. I prep for Christmas, I plan out all my gifts, what I will need and start doing my estimates. THEN I plan out my fall personal projects that I want to do to keep my occupied over the winter. 

To be honest, this year I am going to spend my winter finishing my unfinished works in progress as I have a terrible case of ‘startprojectitis’ and have about 5-8 projects on the go…the exact number I can’t be sure because there are so many, some I haven’t touched all summer! – for shame!

SO, without further a-do, here is my favorite things I have seen around this past month that I may or may not have added to my project list – I am telling you, I have a problem!!

PATTERN for Pompom Winter Ski Fair Isle by TwoOfWandsShop on Etsy
Alpine+Heights+Knit+Fair+Isle+Cowl+via+@MamaInAStitch
Cozy Cardigans Free Crochet Patterns - Krazy Kabbage #crochet #cardigan #free #pattern #fall #style #fashion #waffle #loopsandthreads #impeccable #gold #yarn
Cozy Cardigans Free Crochet Patterns - Krazy Kabbage #crochet #cardigan #free #pattern #fall #style #fashion #sweater #lionbrand #flikka #yarn #keepsake
Super easy beginners PDF Sewing Pattern - the Floaty Florence. Make it in floaty fabrics for spring/summer sewing. Or in plaid/flannel/minky for winter/fall sewing. Sizes childs newborn to 12 years. Ladies XXS to 5XL. A really fun sew.
Inspiration for the Oliver + S Playtime Dress sewing pattern.
Delicious homemade Chicken Noodle Soup ready in under 30 minutes! Get the recipe for this easy meal at http://LoveGrowsWild.com
EASY Apple Pie Bites made with crescent rolls... these taste better than apple pie!
Slow Cooker Chili Mac is an easy comforting dish made right in your crock pot!! | http://www.countrysidecravings.com
I LOVE making this with our Daiya Mac and Cheese kits and adding quinoa chili to it. SO good! 

I hope that gave you all something too look forward to for the upcoming cooler weather!

Until next time!

Keep Stitching!

Rachel


Shop Update | The Small One

I finally got around to adding a few more things to the shop this weekend. 

Despite the update being small (Only a few things) I am really excited of what is to come. 

I am working on a small stock of warm hats for the winter (perfect for Christmas gifts!!) and with some new fabric and zippers coming in I am hoping to get some bigger bags for the shop soon too!

None the less, here is a little look at one of my favorite prints I got some Fridays Off, the fabric store that I get 99% of my fabric from. 🙂

^ Look at how pretty our Rainbow Sock Yarn looks in this bag all knitted up!!