Christmas

Meaningful Play with Scripture Stackers

Full disclosure, I was compensated for this post, but I honestly LOVE this product, and would have shared it regardless. The following post includes affilate links.   I have a love hate relationship with toys in my house.  Or, rather, I mostly hate the toys we have around here.  I particularly hate toys with a …

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Pop-Up Baby Jesus Printable Activity

This Pop-Up Baby Jesus activity is simple and spectacular.  Download the free printable, pull out the markers and the glue sticks and create something fun, meaningful and seriously cool this Christmas. This past weekend we celebrated Christmas with my mom’s family with three day event we call Cross Christmas Camp.  That side of the family …

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The Names of Jesus Advent Countdown

And all of the sudden it’s mid November.  WHAT!?!  Perhaps it’s the beautiful weather here in Kansas, or the fact that I have been busy lauching my planner, but this fall is flying by.  Advent is right around the corner, and I really want to do a good job with Advent this year.  To be …

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Geometric Greeting Cards with Brand Scotch Tape

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CraftAmazing #CollectiveBias There are certain things I want to get better at and one thing that has come to mind recently is being better about writing and sending cards.  I am always so touched when I get a handmade …

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Nativity Themed Felt Advent Calendar Pattern

The day is finally here–the day that I share my Nativity Themed Felt Advent Calendar Pattern.  Yay! I know, you’re probably like, what?  We’ve been waiting for this day?  Well, maybe you haven’t been, but I certainly have been.  This project has been in the works for a couple of months now and I am …

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Nativity Felt Christmas Stocking Pattern

It’s my birthday (yay, it’s Holy Thursday, and that’s a bigger deal, but it’s still my birthday!).  Around here we are gearing up for a big cross-country road trip (Minneapolis–>>Kansas City–>>North Carolina–>>Baltimore–>>Pittsburgh–>>Insanity–>>Minneapolis) and since it is Holy Week I have a feeling my birthday will be overlooked, which is fine, but I still want to …

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DIY Nativity Play

Often times the simplest projects are the best–that is certainly the case with the DIY Nativity Play my family put together this past weekend. This is a post I never intended to write…but I just can’t help myself!  We had yet another wonderfully fun family Christmas this weekend and since we are still a bit …

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Christmas Penguin: Ornament and Tag

Okay, so this is totally last minute–but sometimes when life is crazy the last minute is all you’ve got!  So, if you are still looking for a super cute way to top a present or mark a child’s Christmas, consider making these Christmas Penguins.  The template for these Christmas Penguins (see link below) can be …

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31 Jesse Tree Ornaments Patterns

This Advent I have been busy creating a special advent calendar that many families use this time of year–The Jesse Tree.  I made 31 ornaments (because there are just so many great stories I want my kids to know from the Bible, and I didn’t know which ones to leave out). So, of course while …

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Printable Nativity Set Coloring Sheets

Hello friends! I hope you had a splendid Thanksgiving…I certainly did…and I certainly ate too too much. Well, I have another nativity set for you: Printable Christmas Nativity Set Color Sheets.  This nativity set is basically the same design as this felt nativity set I shared a few days ago (I kind of love nativity sets…), …

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20 Adorable Felt Ornaments

Hello!  I am sharing a few things I really love today.  One is, of course felt–and even better felt ornaments.  But, even beyond that, I am a big reader of post and surfer of pinterest and I love love love when I come across a project that I love that offers not only a great …

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Bird in Flight Felt Ornament

Okay, don’t be shocked, but I am stopping by to share ANOTHER felt ornament tutorial (I know, totally out of character for me…).  Today’s tutorial is for a Bird in Flight Felt Ornament.  The ornament is actually super simple to make and even easier to customize.  I made 2 already and might make a few …

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Felt Nativity Ornament

Today I am sharing a simple felt nativity ornament with you, including a free template. In my book, if I’m going to decorate for Christmas, it is going to be with the Nativity.  I have loads of nativity sets (including this one that I made from felt and have the pattern available in my etsy …

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Child’s Felt Nativity Set Pattern

Okay, I have a bit of a problem–I’m a little OBSESSED with Nativity Sets.  I own several and I just finished my second Nativity Set Pattern–this one a CHILD’S FELT NATIVITY SET.  And, guess what, I made a pattern and HERE IS IS FOR FREE!  I, personally, think that is it just so stinking cute. …

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Embroidered Photo Transfer

This time of year I feel overly nostalgic.  Maybe it’s the year ending, maybe it’s Christmas approaching, maybe it’s sleep deprovation, but I just want to take pictures of my kids, and stitch, and write a date on everything.  I know that this phase of my life–a phase full of babies and legos and parks–won’t …

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Felt Nativity Set Pattern

Hello friends!  Thanks to my wonderful husband I had a little extra time in front of the computer this morning and was able to finish and list a project that has consumed much of my time lately: Felt Nativity Set Pattern.  It is done, the pattern is as perfect as I can get it and …

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Nativity Characters Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

So, a few days ago I posted a Halloween cross stitch pattern and I apologized about jumping ahead to that holiday.  Well, today I’m jumping even further ahead–to Christmas with this Nativity Character Counted Cross Stitch Pattern.  And, to be blunt, I am in love with this little project.  As my husband can attest I …

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25 Creative Gift Tags

Hey!  Anyone else still got a lot to do before Christmas?  Well, I hate to add one more thing to the list, but don’t you think your gifts need a little bit of home-made love?  If so, here are 25 Creative Gift Tag ideas that are sure to get you inspired.  Thank you to everyone …

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Simple Felt Gift Tag

Hello, hello!  T’is almost the season for giving, and I am, as usual, doing everything at the last minute, including these simple felt gift tags.  Thanks goodness they are simple because my to-do list is getting longer and longer!  But, like I have said before, I like adding a little bit of home-made love to …

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