Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Handmade Gifts

This Christmas, I tried to do mostly handmade gifts. I did buy a few things, but all in all I think I got an A+ for craftiness this year.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Flowers, Etc.

Need a last minute Christmas gift? Well I have just the thing for you. That's right, I'm selling my crafts! Everything you see below is for sale, but I'm also open to taking specific orders and color schemes.

If you're interested, just send me an email at [Price is open for negotiation].

One Flower Headbands: $10

Two Flower Headbands: $12

Flower Clip: $6

Flower Clip: $6

Flower Clip: $6

Knitted Flower Clip: $8

Knitted Flower Mini-Clips: $5/each pair

Knitted Hairband and Flower: $20

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Decorating the Tree

Decorating the tree in the Deniston household can be a somewhat daunting experience. Usually there's laughter, cursing, tears, arguing, and general chaos and that's just picking up the tree from the lot and getting it inside the house.

So this is usually what about half of the family is doing [hard at work] . . .

. . . and this is the other half [spectating and offering 'helpful' suggestions] . . .


Nevertheless, it's tradition and I have lots of fun memories!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Worlds Collide

This past week, my good friend Keri came to visit me in Spokane! Keri was one of the first friends I made in South Africa. A Peace Corps volunteer at the time, I was secretly intimidated by her, but it didn't take us too long to become friends.

I loved having her in Spokane with me, but I have to admit that it was extremely strange at the same time! I felt my worlds collide in a beautiful, weird way. I had never seen Keri outside of Africa and here she was in my family's house!

I took her to get her hair done by my awesome friend Heather, which was also a little mind-bending, but so much fun!


Missing you already, Keri Dodge!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Brand New Obsession

FLOWERS!!! I have been obsessed with creating the perfect fabric flower for the last few weeks. I've had so much fun attaching them to headbands and hair clips and shopping in the fabric section of Jo-Ann Fabrics [which I've never had reason to do before]. Oh and buttons! I adore buttons!

I've resolved that all of my Christmas gifts this year will be handmade so that's forced me to dig deep into my creative side. I love it!





A special thanks to my Mom who graciously let me use her as a model for these photos even though she whined through the whole thing . . .