Things have gotten a little bit away from me this year with all the Christmas shopping,
gift making, decorations, baking, wrapping and working on the shop!
My New Year resolution for next year will definitely involve better
time management and planning.
That said, here is a slightly belated glimpse of a few new Christmas decorations I made for our tree!
Pretty new burlap bows, crystal drops, and little nests with doves and red berries.
We were blessed with a new addition to our family in September!
Her name is Tatum and she is just the sweetest, happiest little girl! She’s absolutely doted on by her
brothers and sisters (as well as the rest of us). Of course, when the decorations came out I realized
that Tatum would need a stocking! They had to match, so that meant new burlap
stockings with wood initials for all five grandchildren.
I wanted them to be large, so I made my own pattern on some brown paper.
I washed, air-dried and ironed the burlap. They were lined with
some leftover painter’s drop cloth (from valances I made). White fleece for the cuff.
Holes were drilled in the top of each wooden initial. Then they were painted red and tied to each
stocking with some jute! I love how they look and they’re huge!
— Hayden, Emilie, Ashlynn, Ryder & Tatum —
That’s right, their initials spell
As we approach the close of 2013, I want to thank you all for your support these past few months.
Starting this blog and the online shop have been more work than I could have possibly imagined
and I love every minute of it (except for editing photos–I hate editing photos). As a result, I have
not posted as much as I would have liked.
It’s all a work in progress and your patience is appreciated more than you could ever know!!
You can check the progress of the shop at www.shop.thedecoratednest.com or
just click on “Shop The Decorated Nest” on the menu up top!
I would love your feedback.
I look forward to sharing much more with you in 2014!
Thanks for stopping by,
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