I'm happy to report that I've got a few finished products to show off!
First of all, I finished the yarn wreath that I never thought I'd finish. It was really only a matter of gluing on the leafy/branch thing, but I did it, and I am happy with the outcome. The funny thing is, I started it over a year ago, and at the time we hadn't yet wallpapered our dining room. So I had no idea how close the colour scheme was to the wallpaper we put up in May. It's almost like camouflage.
Next up, I created a whole slew of snow globes a-la-Anthropologie. I had some delays on these, because I had to purchase new lids for all the jars (the lids that came with the jars said Classico all over them). Also, I found that everything I put in the jar was hiding behind the neck of the jar. It took me awhile to come up with a solution, but I eventually boosted the lids up in height with some corrugated cardboard covered in cotton batting. I also used cardboard platforms to vary the heights and positioning of the trees.
I love the one that I created with the little fawn.
These jars look very sweet mixed with a few jars holding just tealight candles - it definitely gives it a magical, glistening appearance.
And one thing I'm most proud of, is the new stockings I made for Matt and I. In-keeping with my current love for all things buffalo-plaid, I made one with the red buffalo plaid, and another with a white variation.
The cuffs are black velvet, they are lined with coordinating gingham, and I even figured out how to add cute pom-pom trim. I am pretty proud of myself for starting AND finishing these so quickly, and it really warmed me up to my sewing machine too. Now I can't wait to try more sewing projects!
And I should mention the napkins I was so determined to make:
I will admit.... there just happened to be a great sale on at the Bay, and for less than $2.50 each, I couldn't resist buying 8 of these plaid napkins... So okay, I cheated on these, but how great are they!? They totally fit the bill.
So there you have it! I didn't think this post would even exist. Thanks to all you other crafty bloggers and "Pinners" who were so inspiring!