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Happy Holidays

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am taking a bit of a sabbatical from blogging…expecting to be back before Christmas though. Enjoy the season.

Illustration by evie s. for FTM

Happy Holidays

Hello everyone, I know this is a bit late since Christmas is past, but I know some of you are probably still celebrating and with New Years coming right up I wanted to send some warm greetings your way. I hope you had a magical time with family, friends and loved ones. I hope that you are filled with hope for the new year ahead. I pray for myself that the reality of the gift I’ve been given – Jesus – will continue to change me and cause my life…my art, my work and ministry, my motherhood, and my marriage…to bring glory to Him.

PS These are silhouettes I did in Illustrator of my two dashing young men, who are now 3 and 1.5 – they made Christmas so fun this year!

Want silhouettes of your little kiddos? Send me an email to info@evie-s.com, I’d be happy to do them at a special rate for you, my readers – my gift to you. Happy holidays!

Handmade: Minimalist Yarn Ornament

I’m guest posting today over on CraftSnob.com – Sara is hosting a month long handmade ornament parade to gear up for the holidays and asked me to be a part. My contribution was a minimalist yarn ornament. Simple and pretty. Go take a look!

My Handmade Christmas

Hi everyone! I want to take a quick moment to say thank you to all the people who read my blog…especially the ones who have stuck with me for several years! I really love reading EVERY SINGLE comment and enjoy hearing from you. So, from the bottom of my big Evie heart, thank you.

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I hope you had a great Christmas. This year was especially fun for me, I wanted to create gifts for my loved ones instead of buying them for two reasons: 1. I love making things 2. Hauling two babies around all creation to find the perfect gift for all on my list did not seem like an option. So as soon as November hit, I started creating – and here is some of the bounty!

Fingerless Mittens // Scarflet with vintage buttons

I knit alot of the gifts this year, it just makes sense because I can do it anywhere, anytime. Ask my husband, I was knitting something almost every night!

This is a pretty knit I-cord piece that can be worn as a necklace or doubled up as a bracelet! Made out of baby alpaca from Peru. I just might have to make one of these for myself!

Cute bow hairclips for some sweet little girls. You know I gotta get the cute frilly stuff out of my system somehow…no girls to knit for in my house…yet.

This was one of my favorites to work on. Some coasters for my brother in law that had various photographs of London, a place he loves. I used this concept to make them.

Did you give/receive handmade this year? I’d love to hear!

Merry Christmas

What a truly wonderful time of year. My heart always turns into a big mushy ball of sentimentality every year. I think about how blessed I am – with my sweet family and friends, all the blessings from the past year, and MOST of all, the incredible gift of Jesus that is the foundation of my life. I am nothing and can do nothing without Him. I depend on Him for the next breath I breathe. So whether or not He is your reason for celebrating this year, I pray that it is filled with joy and love. My best to you and your family!

Merry Christmas!

Last Minute Valentine Ideas

If you are like me, sometimes you wait until the very last possible moment to get things done. Valentine’s Day has snuck up on me, and I’m looking for ideas. Here are some of my favorites:

Make a Tiny Valentine

Tiny Valentine’s Matchboxes

DIY Cherry Tree Diorama

DIY Valentine’s at Purl Bee

Make Him Something Sweet

Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Recipe by Cherry Menlove // Valentines cupcakes by ShiShi Cupcakes

DIY: Valentine’s treats by Melanie

Give Him Kisses

Well of course I will be giving him some of those!!

Blow A Kiss Flipbook

Give Him a Lovely Card

Vintage Romance Valentine Postcard (Free PDF Download)

Printable Vintage Valentine Cards

Let the romance ensue! Have a great weekend everybody and I hope you have a wonderful Valentines!

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.


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!


1. 2010 Wall Calendar by Cupcake Studio


2. Brand new holiday floral accessories by Ink & Button


3. North Pole Earrings by Corrieberry Pie


4. Holiday Clippings 02 & 03 by Promise Tangeman


5. Polaroid Christmas Cards Tutorial by Katja of Maedchenmitherz


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


7. A Gleeful Christmas by dottie angel


8. Quilted Stockings by reader, Deborah Hudson


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


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


11. Rusty asymmetrical Coat by larimeloom


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.


Advent Calendar by ziggiau


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


Calendar with Origami boxes // Advent Box Calendar by shabbychiccrafts


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.


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!