Yearly Archives: 2009

Happy Holidays to You!

I’m signing off until the new year, but just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I hope you have a lovely holiday.

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A Sweet Gift for a Sweet Girl

Remember that cute purse I made for my niece a few months ago? Well, I slightly modified that concept and made a knit pouch for a little girl named Sarah, and I can’t wait to give it to her! Sarah is in second grade at a school back in Tulsa, and I enjoyed visiting her every week to mentor her.

The kids at this school are so precious, but they don’t have a lot (some don’t even have heat in the winter). My church recently did a gift drive for these kids and they all were given a Christmas present to enjoy. I really look forward to taking a trip back home this week to give her this gift and love on her.

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To let you know briefly how I made it: I used a knit stitch throughout and sewed some fabric on the underside to line it. Then I put on a snap closure. Then I turned it inside out and hand-sewed the sides. I finished it with a mini fabric flower and a cute heart button.

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And of course I’m stuffing it with little goodies!

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So friends, as the holiday approaches, be mindful of someone you might be able to give some love and cheer to that really needs it most.

Holiday Expo 2009

I’m really excited to share this little online curation of submitted art, products and photography to inspire your holiday season. Thank you so much to everyone that participated! Enjoy!

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1. 2010 Wall Calendar by Cupcake Studio

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2. Brand new holiday floral accessories by Ink & Button

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3. North Pole Earrings by Corrieberry Pie

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4. Holiday Clippings 02 & 03 by Promise Tangeman

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5. Polaroid Christmas Cards Tutorial by Katja of Maedchenmitherz

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6. DIY Yarn Pom-Poms and Christmas Trees by Alli of One Pearl Button

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7. A Gleeful Christmas by dottie angel

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8. Quilted Stockings by reader, Deborah Hudson

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9. Photos from 365 day self portrait project by heather pauline

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10. Handmade Holiday and Shiny & Bright photos by Tara Anderson

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11. Rusty asymmetrical Coat by larimeloom

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That includes this years expo. I know it’s hard to pick, but do you have any favorites? Let me know in the comments! I will most likely be doing this again next year since it was so much fun!



Mission: Advent Calendar

I would love to make an advent calendar by the time next Christmas rolls around. My baby will be two by then, and old enough to enjoy it. So, I’ve been on a search looking out for what I like! I really love the idea of having a special surprise, message, task, or bible reading for each day.

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Advent Calendar by ziggiau

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Advent calendars from Sweet Paul, Design Sponge, and Rachel from Smile and Wave

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Calendar with Origami boxes // Advent Box Calendar by shabbychiccrafts

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Does anyone have any advent traditions at their house? I’d love to hear! Also, make sure to check back here on Monday. I will be posting a fabulous Holiday Expo. I’m still accepting admissions if you are interested!

Have a great weekend everyone.

Join the First Annual Christmas Expo

Hello wonderful readers! I’m excited about sponsoring an online holiday exposition right here on evie s. This will be a fun little collaboration to celebrate the holiday, and see some great work and products.

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Who can participate: Any artist, etsy seller, independant seller, crafter, or photographer.

What you can submit: A product, a photograph, artwork, DIY project or craft…pretty much anything as long as it has a holiday or winter theme!

When to email it by: Please email your submissions by Sunday, December 13th. I will be posting the expo on the following Monday.

Where to send your submissions: Email me pics, links, etc to info [at] evie-s.com

Can’t wait to hear from you!

New for Christmas on evie s.

Finally, a new product for the store! This beauty is for sale on my etsy shop. Take a look!

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Accessories Are So Hot Right Now

Oh how I love accessories! They can make any dull outfit brighter, cuter, and more interesting. Here are some of my favorites I’ve come across this season.

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Beautiful handmade headbands from Taza (found via SeeSaw Designs). I’m also a fan of her coat that’s seen in all her photos and awesome red lipstick!

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These are creations from Ink and Button, a new store on etsy that’s had instant success. You can see why! (Found via paper n stitch.)

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I’ve been following Rachel from Heart of Light for a while, so when she opened an etsy store in September, I was thrilled! Her stuff is definitely on my wish list. By the way, in only 3 short months, she’s had almost 400 sales. Wow!

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I found this great tutorial on how to make your own large fabric flower on My Mama Made It. Sooo pretty!

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Finally, I just had to share this amazing tutorial on how to make fancy velvet headbands from A Field Journal. They are just gorgeous!

So that was a few of my favs. What accessories are you really into this season?

I’m Alive!

eli_and_eHi Friends! I realize that it’s been a MONTH since I posted last, so I just wanted to let you know that we are still alive, we made it to OKC, and we survived the tough move here. My goal is to post a few times this week, mostly with some things that have been inspiring me lately.

The pregnancy is moving along, (12 weeks now) but this one has been so much harder than the first, leaving me very little time to unpack, let alone blog. This is the last week of my first trimester, so fingers crossed hoping it gets better from here!

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving and that you are having fun gearing up for Christmas! It’s hitting me that the holiday is just around the corner so I’m grabbing time whenever I can to work on Christmas gifts.

I’ll see you again here real soon, love to you all!

My Son is One

My baby officially turned one year old today. I reflected a lot on all the memories from this time last year. Hearing his cries for the first time, letting those little fingers clasp on to mine, meeting perfection in the form of an 8 pound, 1 ounce little boy. What a joyous year its been!

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This is a little shirt I made for him using fabric paint applied with a sponge roller and freezer paper as my stencil. He wore it around all day today. So cute. Happy Birthday littlest E! I love you.

I Want To Make These

My list of things I want to make is growing, growing, growing. I’ve had to take somewhat of a break in the creative department though. I’ve been busy packing for our move to OKC, scoping out places to live, spending time with my husband who has been in and out of town a lot, and BEING PREGNANT! Yep, I’m six weeks along and I’ve got all the symptoms. In the meantime, I’m bookmarking my favorite projects to do as soon as stuff settles down.

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Hexagon Shirt // Felt Cases // Arm Warmers // Embroidered Clock (maybe for the new baby’s room?) // Stenciled Pumpkins