Happy Monday !!
It's been a very Christmas-y weekend around here.
The kids met Santa at a Christmas party on Saturday, then rode on a float in the Santa Claus parade in the evening.
On Sunday I started putting up some of our holiday decorations and began my Christmas baking.
Up first were these Red Velvet Sugar Cookies.
I made a batch and quickly put them in the basement freezer so that little hands wouldn't make them all disappear within minutes!!
The I made my first Christmas craft of the year.
I've been collecting Christmas fabrics for the last few months and I couldn't wait to use them together on the back of my pillow.
And the snowflake-- nope I didn't cut it out myself. In fact, it's a felt placemat that I picked up at the Superstore grocery store for a couple of dollars. When I bought it I had no idea what I was going to use it for, but quickly the inspiration hit.
At first I was going to hand-stitch the flake to some plain white fabric that I had chosen for the front of the pillow. The I realized that this stitching would be in full view and it had to be VERY neat. The machine would be quicker and neater!
For a little extra detail I raided my white button jar and stitched on a button on each point.
And there we go.... and eye-catching addition to my family room couch.
It won't be long before the real flakes start to fly around here. Hopefully they won't be as large as the one on my pillow!!