Normally I have guest posts on my blog on Fridays, (I like having a specific day-- that way you know that most of the time-- it is me running the show/projects/recipes/etc, and is just less confusing! But its also really fun to have creative guests, and I ♥ each one that has shared their ideas here, and its a great way to get your name out there).
For the month of December, I am adding a few more guests into the mix. I am one of the 5 bloggers hosting "Homemade in December," and we've all got different things going on with our blogs, along with a few link parties.
Here's how my December is going to look:
Week 1: Ugly Sweater Week (more coming very soon).
The Ugly Sweater contest has already started and is found here.
Week 2: Advent Calendars
Week 3: Traditions
Week 4: Sweet Treats
I'll be having a guest each week day morning, with my projects intermingled along the way.
To kick things off, here's our link party for any and all things Christmas. It's off to a great start already!
A lot of these projects will be featured on our blogs throughout the month.
Come and link up all your homemade Christmas crafts, recipes, arts and projects!
Revive last year's posts and let's share as many ideas as we can!
Hosting along with these other lovely ladies.
By linking up your project here - you are giving the hosts permission to use photos and information from your linked post in features on our blogs- we will always link back to you and give you full credit!
Today, you have two chances to win one of these amazing vintage dresses from Shabby Apple! I've teamed up with The Letter 4 to combine the giveaway. You are entering to win either dress, but only have to enter once!
There will be 2 winners, and we'll let you know which dress you've won.
Do you have your eye on something else? Perhaps you're looking for that perfect dress for the holidays? You can purchase anything from Shabby Apple, using this 10% off coupon code. (valid until December 28th).
To Enter the Giveaway:
The first 3 entries are mandatory. --Like Shabby Apple on facebook --Follow Family Ever After (via GoogleFriendConnect, the blue button on left sidebar) --Follow The Letter 4 (via GoogleFriendConnect, the blue button on left sidebar)
Then fill out the entry form below. You don't have to leave any comments. Super easy!
Click on"Read More" below, on the left of your screen, if you can't find the form.
(Jamie shares with us a few design secrets. I happen to think that Jamie is the ultimate authority when it comes to this topic- especially since Jamie designed my buttons, and also because of the quick growth her blog has had)!
Hello friends! Welcome to part 4 of my sew-along tutorial! This week I got all my squares embroidered. I am posting pictures of all of them in case you'd like to see the detailing up close (in no particular order). This took me forever, although I totally enjoyed it!
Next Thursday, I will have the final tutorial. If you need to get a head start, here's what I'll be doing:
ironing interfacing to the back of each square. Folding the top edge over 1/8 inch and sewing down. Sewing squares to my tree. Embroidering the numbers 1-25 below the squares. Adding batting to the back of the tree. Sewing the back layer of the tree, right sides together. Turning it right side out, and topstitching the perimeter. Adding a star to the top and a tree stump. Sewing snowflake buttons through all layers. Adding a few D-rings to the back for hanging. There's still lots to do, but by next week, it will be done! Yay! I'll also include my ideas for activities that we plan to do in December.