Sunday, December 18, 2016

'Tis the Season to Be Crafty

There's something about the holidays that brings out the creativity in a lot of us women. I like to get festive with new chalkboard art every week leading up to Christmas.





(designs inspired by Pinterest)

Holiday floral arrangements are also a lot of fun. 



And, of course, what's a Christmas season without a little baking? Eggnog cookies are a personal favorite of mine. 



How do you get crafty for Christmas?


~ Nel ~

18 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always make some little sewing project. This week I want to crochet some angels. Love making pretty arrangements with greenery too! Have a FUN week!

Angélica D said...

Yo ame esas escrituras en pizarra , espero que tengas un bendecida Navidad y un próspero año nuevo

Susie said...

Nel, great ideas. those cookies look very tempting, more so with good coffee. I know your mother loves good coffee too. You children are a credit to your sweet mother. Hope you and your hubby are loving life to the fullest. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Beautiful chalk work, Nel. I love to bake during the holidays and I used to make a lot of gifts. I do enjoy bringing in greenery and dressing our home with the sweet scent of evergreens. I love your arrangement. Eggnog cookies look divine and I'm sure taste delicious. Merry Christmas! ♥

Red Rose Alley said...

Ooh fun! I tried your "Joy to the World" design. It doesn't look quite like my amazing "wedding calligrapher's" job, but it'll do. :-)

~Jess

Regine Karpel said...

Great.

Karen said...

The chalkboard art is fabulous, Nel. You are so talented. Those eggnog cookies look great too! Have a wonderful week.

TARYTERRE said...

Sweet chalkboards. And who does not love cookies. YUM.

DUTA said...

Indeed, holidays go well with creativity, especially where flowers and decorations are concerned.
The soft eggnog cookies seem to melt away in one's mouth. These cookies are now at the top of my 'must try' agenda.

Carla from The River said...

Merry Christmas,
How fun that you mentioned creating holiday floral arrangements. I just did one today. A friend gifted me a bouquet of holiday flowers. I had so much fun playing. :-) Our weather is frightful outside -18 this morning, so what a treat to work with flowers.
xx oo
Carla

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I sure do get crafty! I've been trying to finish up a wreath but was unable to yesterday. I ran out of wire but dared NOT to go out to get more since it was only -27 yesterday! ENJOY!

Deserae said...

Very cute chalkboards!!!! I will certainly be making and eating lots of cookies :o) Merry Christmas!!!!
~Des

Attic Clutter said...

oh darling Nel..love the chalk boards messages..:)
Sheri..thanks for coming by...
....your new banner is just the cutest :)
SNOW HERE.. love it..

big hugs,Patty

Pilar said...

Love the chalkboard message designs! Very creative indeed! I just finished my diy Christmas crafts last week.

Jeanie said...

I'm baking today -- again! Eggnog cookies sound good.

And yes, it's a crafty time of year -- and isn't that the best? Everything here is so pretty!

Lowcarb team member said...

Wow, I love that chalkboard ... inspirational.
I think this time of year brings the creative streak out in us all, as we decorate and enjoy our homes

All the best Jan

Nuria Travelera said...

Loving the chalkboard decoration! How lovely, Great Christmas inspiration
I wish you a happy Christmas to you, Sheri and all the family!
Nuria xxx

www.travelera.es

Pam Jackson said...

In my family we really just buy for the kids (little ones) like nieces and nephews. My own children and my mom. I try to be crafty in making something for my brothers and sis in laws, even though we don't give to each other. They are always doing for me so I like to do that for them.