Monday, June 27, 2011

back on track

it's been good to get back on track with my ADVENTure this month. here's what I've been working on:
sewing more santas

framing wool
you can buy the pattern here.

a few more dishcloths

adding to the "year of cards" collection

and in progress...something to share next month!

this year mark and I have a good balance between crafted and purchased gifts on our list. and these are one of my favorites that I can't wait to gift. our family uses and loves them! go grab a set!!

tip of the month:
back in march, I encouraged you to think about and plan your holiday sweet treats! it's always a good time to think sweet! don't 'ya think?

one of my goals for the summer was to find beautiful glass items I could use to gift my oreo truffles. I was thinking garage sales, thrift shops, etc. little did I know I would find all I needed at one garage sale and pay $less$ than seven dollars for these ten pieces:
it is so possible to give your delicious treats in beautiful pieces and not spend a fortune! I hope you find a few treasures this summer!

don't forget to link up your own ADVENTure posts!

13 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...

What a great find those little dishes are! I wish I had something to link up to but alas....I haven't gotten anything started/done. But I started making a list this weekend and hopefully I will dig in soon :)

Mr. Puffy said...

What a great post!!! So many cool ideas and projects ~

From All Stitched Up said...

Great projects and I love the dish idea. We have lots of antique store - I'll get shopping. Later this week I finally have an ADVENTure. I'm glad you are encouraging all of us.

From All Stitched Up said...

Great projects and I love the dish idea. We have lots of antique store - I'll get shopping. Later this week I finally have an ADVENTure. I'm glad you are encouraging all of us.

From All Stitched Up said...

Great projects and I love the dish idea. We have lots of antique store - I'll get shopping. Later this week I finally have an ADVENTure. I'm glad you are encouraging all of us.

stitching under oaks said...

love all your goodies...specially that little wool needlework. adorable! you've been busy! i've been busy with baby knits and will hopefully post soon! gotta get back on track with my adventure...it seems to have been hijacked by baby-itis!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Wow -- you've been doing great! And those little dishes are perfect. You hit the jackpot.

Now, I'm off to link up my Advent post! Thanks for hosting.

Gigi said...

You've made some lovelies! Those cross stitched ornaments are so fine and detailed - must have taken quite a bit of your precious time to finish those! And I love the discloth -- what yarn are you using (if I'm not being too nosy ;)? I've fallen between the cracks this month -- good intentions but nothing finished ;(. Must do better in July!
Blessings,
GG

Larissa said...

Your cross stitches are such precious works of art. Love how you are showcasing them. Dishcloths make such awesome gifts - everyone can use one. I also wish i had something to link up - but this post really inspires me to get started!

Catherine said...

I love those pressed glass dishes. They used to be so easily available, now much rarer, though I do get some in charity (?thrift) shops. I have used them to make candles - they look very fine in groups in a special table setting

Jess said...

Hi kristyn,
You are such a busy bee or should I say elf. Ok, sorry lame joke, I just couldn't help myself ;) lol! You've created so many beautiful gifts. I think its interesting that so much of your time is spent on the beautiful art of gift giving. This seems so fitting for the spirit that you posess. You are a giver!!

Thank you for stopping by for a visit!! It's nice to be on the block again. Bloggy neighbors, so to speak ;)

Xo

Liz said...

What a great idea!

Stephanie said...

Those place mats are too cool! Love all the goodies your working on and the treasures you found for gifting your goodies. You are so organized!!!!