Wednesday, July 19, 2017

From the July archives, Part 1

Graphic from The Old Design Shop
 I thought it would be fun to take a little trip (or two) through the July archives here at my Christmas kitchen, in the years before I began doing Christmas in July.  Here are a few of my finds:

Brainstorming Christmas gift ideas has some very nifty gift-giving ideas which I brainstormed with friends on a crafting forum.  They combine hand-crafted gifts with purchased items for some very gift-worthy ideas.

Then there's a quote concerning Christmas crafting as stress relief any time of year.  I knew there was a reason I'd been keeping a small tote of Christmas craft items close at hand! 

Lastly for today, I'll share the Christmas Tea Wallet which I made as a gift for a friend. 

Pretty sure I've shared this elsewhere on the blog, but it's worth repeating for those who haven't seen it.  It's a fun, easy, and adaptable idea that would make a wonderful little gift or stocking stuffer.

Have fun browsing in the archives .. another archive post will be coming soon!


  1. I love Christmas crafting as stress relief. I really need to cut strips for the Scandinavian stars and have them handy in a basket.

    1. Great idea, Pamela! There's nothing like being prepared.

  2. Hello Mrs. T,
    I found your blog "accidentally" and was really happy to find a Christmas blog that is active all the year round. Your blog list looks very interesting as well.
    Greetings and blessings from Finland!

    1. Greetings and blessings to you as well, Sara! Be sure to explore the archives -- there are years' worth of ideas here!

  3. Love to revisit :)


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