hey! i'm miken and this is my blog to show what i've been doing lately as far as creating, homemaking, etc. this blog may be feast or famine with regards to posting so follow to make sure you don't miss anything!

Friday, December 11, 2009

homemade chistmas stockings

Inspiration: MarthaStewart.comHere's mine:
Eddy's came first

Then mine

Remember how they are taped to my shelf? Classy huh?
Eddy doesn't like that mine has 1 more tree than his... best for last :)

What you need:
Basics: needles, thread (green and white), fabric scissors
Felt (white or off-white and a few shades of green)
Zig zag fabric scissors
Time to spare

Monday, December 7, 2009

christmas is coming

We got our first Richmond Christmas tree Saturday night and we LOVE it! The scent, the holiday cheer it brings, everything! We settled on this beauty from J & T Trees. It was a screamin' deal compared to the other lot we went to that wanted $70 for the same tree basically. Um - no thanks! I would have absolutely loved to get a flocked tree - maybe next year!!

Here it is just after the spider on it attacked me...
My Martha Stewart ornaments and ribbon - yes, I am obsessed!
All decorated
My Mom gave me this on Sunday - love it!
Christmas books my Mom has given me throughout the years
The holiday decorating is complete - almost! I just need to finish MY stocking and I'm DONE until January.

diy glitter paper star ornaments

Inspiration: MarthaStewart.comHere's mine:

What you need:
Scrapbook Paper
Paper Scissors
Glue/Glue stick
*Instructions are at the Martha Stewart link at the top

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

christmas stocking project

So far I've completed Eddy's stocking. See?! I have yet to start my own but this only took 1 night to do. Very simple but the zig zag fabric scissors? Not cheap! I will post more when both stockings are done and hung :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

christmas decorating

My work is very festive when it comes to Christmas, and by very festive I mean overboard crazy festive! There are SO many decorations we don't use even after covering every table, corner, nook, and cranny. So, I was able to swipe some for myself! Thanks EMG :)

My Work
Here's just by my desk

My Home
Here's some of the decorations I got to take home

And these are just some presents I already have wrapped - I'm so on top of things!

Eddy and I are fans of real trees so probably this weekend or soon after we will go get one and then our Christmas decorating will feel more complete. Projects are also being completed so more will be coming soon.

"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more." ~ Dr. Seuss