not so scrappy

My pile of scraps? Here's what created it ... more placemats! Inspired by my previous placemat success story, I got the bug to make some holiday-themed placemats earlier this week. They'll be double-sided (see the "top" above; "bottom" below ... or vice-versa, depending on my mood!) and this time I'm using a wool batting instead of the double-sided fusible interfacing I used last time. I can't decide which side I like better ... the main fabric on each side is Anna Griffin, from her "Isabelle Christmas" line. Love, love, love!

Have you started Christmas-themed crafting projects yet? We have a strict no-Christmas-decorations-prior-to-Thanksgiving rule in our household, and I feel like I'm cheating a little bit with projects like these. But if I don't start now, Christmas will come and go and my project will only be half-done!

Don't forget to check out the other WIPs at TamisAmis!

in print

It's here! I finally received my copy of the December/January issue of Country Living ... in which all the Country Living Blue Ribbon Blogger Award winners are profiled. So exciting! I'm still in amazement that I am lucky enough to be honored along with these shockingly talented ladies! If you are stumbling across my tiny little piece of the blogosphere for the first time thanks to this issue, welcome! And thanks again to all my wonderful readers! Now on to more crafting misadventures ...

You know it's been a good afternoon ...

... when you look around yourself and this is what you see! Well, my unplanned, unintentional (but much needed) sabbatical was much longer than I intended. But the joyful prospect of a houseful of holiday guests this December has brought my crafting mojo back in full force ... Expect a slew of holiday-themed projects to come!

2021 year in review

  Who would have thought that the second year of a pandemic would be worst than the first, in terms of crafting mojo? Not I. But this chart ...