Monday, December 10, 2012

Some Christmas Joy

I don't know exactly how I feel about my first go at making collages over at PicMonkey. I love PicMonkey and I love how easy it is to arrange the photos into a collage (and thus less arranging while typing the blog post!). We'll see if I continue to use them :)

Anyways, here's a little sampling of the Christmas decor of the apartment... I've always loved decorating for Christmas! Even in college, I made sure that the dorm rooms and the houses I lived in were decorated! Thus, I've always lugged around a few totes of Christmas decorations. Thankfully, Grizz doesn't mind! 

Dala Horse Ornament Music Ornament Button Wreath
The Dala Horse is my first try at making felt ornaments. I have a bit of Swedish in me, so I couldn't resist buying the pattern from Lova Handmade on Etsy! The button wreaths and the music balls were made last year, and the vintage ornaments were found this past summer at a garage sale - I couldn't pass them up!

Scrabble Oraments
I made the scrabble ornaments this past fall, and they will all be going out as gifts. It will be hard to see them go, but I hope the new owners will love them as much as I loved making them!

Joy Faith Love Baby

 Last but not least, at the top of the collage you'll see some painted barnwood signs that I created a few weeks ago (I pretty much took over the living room floor for several days as I painted and repainted until I was satisfied). They are the official greeters outside on our porch. And to top it all off, our tree has a fun garland this year :) We had our ultrasound last week, and Scooter is definitely the best addition to the tree for his or her "first" Christmas!


  1. Love the ultrasound garland! Hope you are not feeling as sick. I love your collages. I am always using Picmonkey, free and pretty easy to use.

  2. Your collages came out great and best garland ever!