A Very Crafty Christmas

There is a lot of Christmas spirit floating around the blogosphere this week. One fun blog party I am taking part in is the Christmas in July Blog Party over at just add glitter and stir. Swing by and take a peek at all the great bloggers hosting parties today.

I have been having a lot of fun hosting a little Christmas in July Blog Party of my own this week. If you are a crafter and want to get started on your Christmas crafts, please check out my 6 days of craft ideas.

Day #1 - Deck the Halls
Day #2 - O Christmas Tree
Day #3 - Let it Snow
Day #4 - Pine Cones and Holly Berries
Day #5 - Grown Up Christmas List
Day #6 - Toyland

I have quite a Christmas craft list of my own this year: handmade Christmas cards, ornaments for co-workers, stockings, tree trimmings. . . I am doubting that it will all get done by December 25. But I seem to be well on my way.

My very first Christmas craft was finished last night, and I think it turned out great.

My very first (of five) felt stockings. I used Martha Stewart's Holly Stocking pattern, but substituted felt for linen and wooden beads for felt ones.

A second stocking has also been completed, but that one is a surprise. I'll have to wait until after Christmas to post a picture of that one!

The third and fourth stockings are for my cats, Drusilla and Daphne. I'm still working on both of those, but Drusilla's is coming along nicely.

The fifth stocking is mine and I still have no idea what I am going to do for that one. Oh well, four out of five 'aint bad. :)

I am also very happy to report that 100% of the materials I am using on all five of my stockings are from my craft stash, so the stockings are costing $0.00!!!

And now I leave you with one of my favorite things about Christmas, the music! And what's better than '80s Christmas music?!

Enjoy all of the Christmas parties today!!!


  1. Merry Christmas in July! Thank you for the craft ideas!


  2. sounds like a very busy blogging week. Merry Christmas...enjoyed the youtubes. Heidi

  3. Mele Kalikimaka! Maligayang Pasko!

    Oh goodness! I had to become a follower, cuz you definitely have so, so many wonderful craft ideas!!! I'll have to come back or else spend this whole Christmas party camped out here!!! and I wouldn't want to overstay my welcome, ya know?

    and I graduated highschool in 1981 -thanks for your video clip memories...but I say all the time...what were the designers and hairstylists thinking? or who let them get away with those hair adn clothes styles? lol

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Hope you have a bit of time to come to my family’s Christmas memory party :o)

  4. the stocking with the kitty is perfectly precious! :D

    merry christmas in july!

  5. “Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God."
    Enjoyed visiting your holiday blog.
    Happy Holiday!
    God bless all!

  6. love all the craft ideas! merry christmas :)

  7. Merry Christmas in JUly. Your stocking turned out great! I love it:)

  8. Very Clever you are! And that stocking for Sue is sooo pretty!

    I am going to bookmark your page and come back and check out all your great ideas!

    Your choices for Christmas music also made me giddy, i forget about Wham til I hear that song, LOL!

    Meerrryyyy Christmas!! xoxoxo Rhonda roo

  9. So cute! My lil sis loves working with felt. Merry Christmas in July!

  10. HO HO HO!

    I came in from the warm and sun,
    To find that Christmas has begun!

    What fabulous craft ideas! I love your stockings and they're even more cool since they were all made from your stash, awesome! I had a wonderful time at your party!

    Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Rest of Your Year!

  11. I LOVE those videos! How funny! Great ideas, lovely post, Merry Christmas!

  12. Merry Christmas in July! Just stopping by from Maggi's. Wonderful ideas!

    <3 Gina

  13. Love those songs! Love your blog! And I will have to come back and visit!


  14. The stocking turned out just darling!

    And thanks for hosting such a great Christmas in July week - I've been introduced to TONS of great projects!

  15. Fab Christmas music!!! Thanks for having me at your party!!

  16. Thank you for particpating in Maggi's blog hop otherwise i might never have found your blog. I love all the ideas and am now following!

  17. Wow, you've had a busy week! Love your crafts - thanks for passing along some wonderful holiday ideas. Merry Christmas in July!
    ~Bella (Beauty Does Matter)

  18. Merry Christmas!!!! Just love your blog and have a great week!!!! :)

  19. Wonderful CIJ party. I am finally getting to make the rounds. I did a quick check on my party and visited with guests there, so please excuse me if I missed you. I will be back home later to mingle some more. Right now, I am trying to fit in all the blog parties. This is such fun!!!!!

    Merry Christmas in July from Texas!

    You have a great blog. I will be back to read when I have a lot more time. I am trying to get to all the parties. I love the advent calendars that you posted. I thought about using the shoe holder a few years ago for a swap advent calendar, but couldn't find one that big. I LOVE the big tree on the wall. I would love to have a pattern for that one.

    Be back soon.

  20. I use to love Wham!
    I had their ....dare I say it..cassette. hee hee
    Merry Christmas!

  21. Merry X'mas! I love Last Christmas! :)

  22. what a lovely post & blog, you are so crafty! Merry Christmas in July!

  23. Fabulous Blog! Love it, Cant wait to come back and explore some more! I'm a follower now! =)
    TFS the Christmas in July!

  24. Wow, I'm impressed at how early a lot of you bloggers start making your Christmas presents & decor. Me, I'm a last minute kind of gal. So I am in awe of those like you.