Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday Hustle and Bustle!

Hello everyone! I've been a bad blogger again lately. I'm trying to get little things wrapped up before Christmas. Toss in a funeral, a couple fundraisers, Christmas parties, Christmas programs and a full-time job and I start slacking in other areas :) So sorry!

I've made a few of these coffee cozies for stocking stuffers. They're kind of fun and pretty simple, especially for me, the girl who has a sewing machine but rarely uses it :) The pic isn't very good, but you get the idea. I used wool on the inside and flannel on the outside and an old vintage button.
You can find the instructions here:
Coffee Cozy

I also completed two of these 17 lb. cement stepping stones for a holiday order.

Obviously gifts for the avid golfer!

The Christmas cards I ordered finally arrived so now I'll get busy addressing them and send them on their merry way. Hoping to catch up with many of you soon. I miss having the time to visit your blogs!



Mary said...

I really wish this time of year was not so hectic!! I hope you find some time to just sit and be, to catch your breath.

These coffee cozy's are so cute, and great stocking stuffers. I sometimes can spend way too much on the stuff I stuff in the stockings.
And, last year I purchased new stockings, and I got them cause I loved them, not thinking they are huge!!!! I think a lot of fruit will be going in these as well as stuff this year!!!! :)

In My Sepia Studio said...

Darla, we're all experiencing the hectic holiday rush~Don't be sorry, and take some time just for "you"~

Kelly Lish said...

Hi Darla,
I feel like a bad blogger lately too! Just too much going on in December. I for one will be happy when the holiday is over! Thought I would just leave you a note to say hello, and happy holidays!


Renee said...

The coffee cozy is adorable.

Love the banner.


Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

I absolutely love these coffee cozy's...they are wonderful! By the way, I emailed you and haven't heard from you...guess what????? YOU WON the BLOG GIVEAWAY and I need your address so a Bottle of Believe can find it's new home before the Holiday! LOL
Congrats and contact me via email. Happy Day my friend.

Anonymous said...

Darla, you sound a busy lady!

Love the mug warmer, hand protector!

The painting for the golfer looks perfect!



carriejoy said...

So neat! I just love your blog - thanks for sharing.


All My Yesterdays said...

Yes, busy busy busy....
But glad we can sneak a peek at each others blog when we can! Have a great week before Christmas and stop by again when you can take another breather..I will too (O:

C said...

Wow - you are one busy little bee! Love the coffee cozy - must make some - thanks for the darling idea and rest a little will ya??!!

Nicola said...

Hi Darla, I think we're all feeling a bit like you at the moment, I'm looking forward to things calming down and being able to concentrate a bit more on my art! Love that coffee cozy!!! You are so crafty!!!!! I've had a sewing machine in my cupboard for a looooong time you are inspiring me to blow off the dust and give it a go!!!! :o)

Mundo Mundaca said...

Hi Darla,super beautiful that cup coat.... this graced and cheerful.
you are an artist of multiple abilities.

Magpie said...

I know exactly what you mean about all the hectic running here and there! I'll be glad when things return to normal.

Those coffee cozy's are so cute!

luthien said...

oooo!! the hubster would just love the golf box :))

pinkglitterfae said...

You're not a bad blogger, it's the time of year when so much is going on. Make sure you take a bit of time to relax and enjoy the beauty of the season.
the coffee cozy is adorable! I've always wanted one, but don't have a sewing machine, lol!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Wow, with all that's on your list I don't know how you manage things even without the holidays! I know it's really difficult keeping up on everything and I sure struggle with it too. The coffee cozy is darling and I LOVE the stepping stone!
Enjoy your weekend!♥

Serena said...

It certainly is a crazy busy time of year so don't feel bad re. visiting blogs. I'm just trying to catch up where I can.

Your coffee cozy is gorgeous and what a nifty idea! The cement stepping stone turned out great too and the recipient will love it for sure!

priti.lisa said...

We are all bad bloggers, all of us busy beavers. But we are vry good girls...right?