Christmas Craft Link Party!

December 6, 2010

Season’s Greetings, Ho Ho Ho, Happy Festivus, Happy Hanukkah and Merry Merry Merry Christmas friends !  ‘Tis the season for sparkle and shine, homemade treats, crafting, baking, decorating, and holiday cheer!  We’ve been busy around here with all of those delights, and I have just a few to share today.

The first is this little ‘Love Stitched’ ornament I made for my stepdaughter who is off at her first semester of college this year.  Living in a dorm, she needs something to keep it smelling fresh, so I stitched a sweet sentiment with red embroidery thread on linen, cut out a heart shape, filled it with a lavender and rice mixture, and sewed it all together.  I slipped it in her stocking, and I can’t wait till she finds it!

 love stitched ornament


Next, my littlest ones helped paint and glitter up some very merry MDF letters found at a craft store.

paint glitter staple

I stapled ribbon to the back and suspended them in our dining room area, how fun!  You can’t quite tell in the photo, but the white glitter adds more sparkle in the light.


merry hanging ribbons



Finally, I made this little lavender filled door hanger to keep in my room even after the holidays.  My good friend Cathe sent me some graphics earlier this year, so I added the font and printed it directly on linen with my home printer, the same exact way I printed the linen for these lavender eye pillows.

 joyeux noel


Here’s the printable PDF if you’d like to print it as art or recreate this at home.

Since it is the season of giving, I have a treat for you!  This summer I had over two pounds of dried lavender from my garden after harvest, so I’m giving away to ten readers two each of these little embroidered sachets filled with all natural dried lavender.  Yep, I’ve got plenty of it, so I want some of you to have it!   No, I did NOT stitch those lavender blooms!!  I bought fifty of these 3 x 5 muslin pouches online years ago, aren’t they sweet?

sachets of lavender


Slip them into your bureau for their aromatic scent or keep them by your bedside for aromatherapy healing!   Ten readers will each receive two sachets, winners chosen at random.  Simply leave a comment to win and I will mail them out next week!  No party link or blog necessary, just leave a comment to be eligible.  Giveaway ends Saturday December 11th at midnight PST.

Now it’s your turn!  What have you been up to ?

Time to show off your holiday creations, so let’s get started!

Bring on the ornaments, the wreaths, the garlands, the banners, the craftiness!

Please be sure to at a minimum visit the link in front and behind you to be kind.

Links will close Saturday December 11th at midnight PST.

cg holiday button

Link up your crafty goodness friends! 

Ho Ho Ho!


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338 Responses to “Christmas Craft Link Party!”

  1. Cathy says:

    Wow! Awesome Xmas Craft Link Party. Thank you – I am now overloaded with inspiration. I love lavender -both smell and color. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  2. Priscilla K. says:

    Thanks for a chance to win the lavendar sachets!

  3. Kristen says:

    Lavender is my favorite scent!! I just incorporated it into my September wedding after falling in love at a lavender farm over the summer.

  4. Nicole W. says:

    This is the kind of thing I give for gifts but I don’t think to treat yourself with. I would love to have one just for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Queen MOmmy says:

    So many cute projects. I was up way too late last night, when I should have been working, checking them all out. Have several ideas bookmarked too. Thanks for host/hostessing.

  6. Kathy says:

    This is the BEST website. I am obsessed and come back several times a day. I am so glad I found you. Keep all of those ideas coming. I especially am enjoying all the linkies.

  7. Ami Allison says:

    Thanks so much for hosting this great party! Thanks for being a part of this fun Holiday Link Party!!!

    BTW I STILL use your Spray Paint post when I spray paint. My hubby does too!! :)

  8. AtOneWithHim says:

    Wow thats a lot of links.
    I would love to have one of your sachets! Merry Christmas!

  9. Trianna says:

    I love reading your posts and seeing all the eye candy; also enjoy the scent of lavender it is so relaxing. Thanks for the chance to win a couple of your lovely little sachets.

  10. Love your creative Holiday ideas AND would love to win a sachet too :)
    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors

  11. Barbara Ann says:

    How adorable the little sacks are with the lavender. Would love to find a place for this special item. Also, since this is my first time to comment, I must say your web site brings me enormous pleasure.

  12. Chanda says:

    Oh I love the smell of lavender!

  13. Holly says:

    I love lavender!! It’s so soothing AND it relaxes you :)

  14. Jo says:

    My daughters are named Joy and Noel; consequently, I always love Christmas decor with the Joyeux Noel motif!

  15. Ginger says:

    I loooooove lavender. Thanks for the chance to win some.

  16. John Chen says:

    Wow! I really love to this beautiful post…Thanks a lot for sharing it.

  17. Kim says:

    What a wonderful array of ideas. Thanks so much for hosting the party.

  18. Kenia says:

    Thanks for the “Noel” motif to print out. I love lavender too.

  19. Lisa says:

    What amazingly creative people. Thanks everyone for sharing.

  20. Holly says:

    YAY I am just in the nick of time!!! I want one!! I mean two is fine too!

    I love lavender!!

  21. erika says:

    I love the scent of lavender. Thanks for sharing your bounty!

  22. MoeWest says:

    I love it! Thanks for sharing your lavender.

  23. Katie says:

    Beautiful sachets, they remind me of the lavender I used to buy in Sonoma.

  24. YESnack says:

    In the spirit of the holiday season I would like to share a cute song that describes the meaning of Xmas.
    What is Christmas? Christmas is Love.
    What is Christmas? Christmas is Love.
    Angels flying up above.
    Merry Christmas, I Love You!
    Merry Christmas, I Love You!


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  26. Judy Lincicum says:

    I loved your reference to putting your lavender and rice filled bags into your “bureau”, I haven’t heard that word for quite awhile and it brought back some lovely memories. Thanks!

  27. JBrown says:

    What great ideas! Thanks for the opportunity to win those beautiful sachels!

  28. Dixie says:

    So glad that I found your site. I’ve bookmarked it because your craft projects look like fun. I plan on doing the letters with my stepdaughter this week-end!

  29. Nancy Jewkes says:

    Love the sachets …. just started my own plants this year.

  30. Margaret Anne says:

    will be working on some of these with my mother as i go home for christmas! great ideas and she loves the smell of lavender!

  31. Melissa Davis says:

    You are so very talented and have such a kind heart. Your page made me smile, thank you. May God continue to bless you and have a very Merry Christmas. (Or Hannukah if that applies)

  32. Ms Kate says:

    I’d love to add a craft! Ping pong ball Christmas decorations

  33. Ann W. says:

    saw your stuff thru Pinterest!!! and my room is purple, so Lavender would be a beautiful addition!!!

  34. seara says:

    your crafts are addicting! those satchels are so super cute. i love lavender and will plant my own as soon as i get my own dirt. :)

  35. Cyndi says:

    Just found your site through pinterest, now it is a favorite!

  36. Bonnie says:

    Hi I came across your blog and I loved it!!! I was wondering if you remember where you purchased the lavender bags from, they would be perfect for my best friends bridal shower and I can’t find them anywhere. Thanks so much :-)

  37. CentsationalGirl says:

    Hi Bonnie, it’s been years! I wish I had a receipt or could recall, all I know is I ordered them online…..

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