Welcome to Little Cottage Link Party #78! Are you ready for Thanksgiving? While buying my stuff for Thursday’s meal, I was thinking about last year’s Thanksgiving dinner and how we watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and ate together. Things will be different this year because of Covid-19. If someone told me last Thanksgiving that a pandemic was coming in 2020, and that it would shut down the world; I would not have believed them.
Here’s what I worked on last week:
I made a grunge-dyed sweatshirt for my oldest daughter, then created a print file of the design to sell on sweatshirts in my Etsy shop. After an order was placed by a customer, I received a message from my print company stating that I needed a licensing agreement to sell the Hello Kitty sweatshirt. Sigh. I had to refund the order. It was a surprise birthday gift for a girl living in Los Angeles. Lesson learned: you can’t print and sell sweatshirts with painted designs of licensed characters on Etsy.
What began as a Christmas-character themed wreath ended as a Nativity wreath. The true reason for the season, Jesus Christ, was on my mind. I had fun adding glitter and glam to images of the Holy Family painted on wood slices.
The Little Cottage Link Party is open from Monday, 9am EST, through Thursday, 9am EST (I’m leaving the party open a day longer this year). My goal for this link party is to help myself and others thrive in the home. I’ve spent the last two decades raising five homeschooled children in a beautiful little cottage in the South Carolina Lowcountry. In my opinion, the home is the most important place on earth. It doesn’t matter if you’re married, single, empty-nesting, or raising a large family-your home can still be a refreshing oasis of love and beauty to those who enter.
Time for the Features!
Claire made stuffed wool yo-yos into a fabulous, tactile Christmas garland. She does amazingly creative things with all types of fabric.
Pine cone crafts are my favorite! When I see them I think about how great they smell in my oven-that’s the trick to opening them up. I hope to see more wooden pallet crafts in the future from this amazing blogger.
Pam’s fabric ornament brings back old-fashioned Christmas memories. What a great way to get that vintage Christmas feeling without dragging out the sewing machine.
Tiffany makes gorgeous things year-round. She has inspired me to make a Christmas version of her jar. On a side note, did you know that dried flowers are making a comeback? 1970s, here we come!
Hayden’s Vintage Sheet Music Window is unique in a terrific way. Drop into her blog and see her playhouse with the reindeer garland.
Alexandra created a beautiful Christmas tree filled with crochet ornaments. I am impressed with the clean look of her tree. When it comes to decorating, it’s hard to know when to stop.
I was over the limit on features, but had to include this one. Claire outdid herself with this dessert. It looks like a snowy Christmas dream. I’ve never seen a prettier yule log.
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