Monday, November 15, 2010


I have been busy lately getting ready for a craft show, which is now over. Instead of only paper crafts, I have delved into the NEW TO ME world of jewelry making. Charms, to be exact. More on those in a different post, with a chance to win one.
But for now I present to you a Christmas organizer that I made for myself. It is not completely done, but enough of it is to ahow you how its coming. It just needs some ribbons on the binder rings (after I switch those out for smaller ones) and some paper cut to size inbetween the categories to make my notes.
This is a sneak peek of the cover, Santa and I are both busy starting to make lists of what presents we will be delivering. He is a stamp from Taylored Expressions. Isnt he adorable?? Here is the cover. The paper is from a stack I have from last year, and the base of the book was a chipboard base also from my stash.
Below are the first 2 pages. I have mixed old and new thruout this book, cause I can seldom make something without at least a few vintage touches. The fabric trim is quite old!
The pocket on the left will hold coupons. The crochet flower has been in my art studio for years.

Next up, we have an old bingo card, doilies, a cute little girl from long ago, and some scrunchy seam binding that I made myself. It was originally white. I dyed it and then scrunched it up while it dried.
This pocket is for receipts.
What Christmas book is complete without a photo of Santa and children on his lap?
This folded pocket has some little pom pom trim (new) and will hold my to do lists and notes from me to me. haha~
This spread is maybe my favorite. I love the old cone cut right out of a vintage cookbook~
There are some SU felt snowflakes, and a little banner that reads "sweet".
I also like the expression on the little girls face on the lower right. Shes a cutie.
This pocket will hold any gift cards I pick up along the way, and where I will put their receipts incase they were never activated. Dont you hate when that happens?
Lastly is my recipe pocket. I like trying new holiday recipes, and often cut them out of newspapers, magazines, and collect them in grocery stores. But I dont add them to my big cookbook until I have tried them and know I'll be making them again. So this is a perfect place to put them.
The left side has a card front that some of you may recognize. It was my Christmas card last year!
Detail of the tabs.

Many thanks for stopping by...
Hope you are all getting started - or making progress with your holiday planinng!

1 comment:

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

BEAUTIFUL! Even more so in person!