Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts

16 December 2015

getting our tree

Adam's brother and sister-in-law visited over the weekend and we went to pick out a Christmas tree while they were visiting.  It was a warm and sunny December day.  Our farmgirl was stuck on getting one just her size, but in the end we all agreed on a slightly larger balsam.  We are so thankful they made the trip up to visit us!

08 December 2015

handmade holiday

A few more handmade holiday ideas... 
I made many of these simple button ornaments.   Some as gifts and some for a "gift workshop" at our village school where kids can pick out gifts for family and friends.  

I brought some homemade deodorant to the holiday market we attended, but have extra for gift giving.  This stuff really works!  I started with one of these recipes but tweaked it a bit.

These little kits are so simple but my little ones love to sew while I'm doing needlework or embroidering.  Darning needles work well because they are not sharp, but look similar to the needles I use, so the kids are thrilled.  

I have some new items posted to our etsy site 
and I'm joining Nicole today.  

31 December 2014


My Christmas gift from Adam this year was a porch swing.  It's been on my wish list since we moved here 11 years ago, but fixing up the porch this fall means there is finally enough support for one.
I love the color.
I love it.
I am already dreaming of sipping coffee on it on a warm spring morning.  

25 December 2014

Merry Merry

"love you, merry christmas, old gates farm" and a man with glasses and hot cocoa, by m (4)
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!  
Wishing you all a warm and joyful holiday!

24 December 2014

just a few more

Yes, I've been finishing up some gifts today.  Our 7 year old, Z, loves everything Laura Ingalls Wilder.  I bought him this craft book and put together some of the supplies he'll need to make a few of the crafts.  Today, I finished embroidering the felt needle holder for his embroidery needles.  

K made some Christmas poppers filled with gin-gins and earth ball treats for the kids.

And I finished up a flannel jumper (and it's too dark for pictures but I'll post some with F in it soon!)

Now time to relax by the wood stove.  Warm greetings to everyone on this Christmas Eve.