holiday treasures

holiday wreath making

fueled by halloween candy and restless from being cooped up indoors after hurricane sandy unleashed her wrath on new york city, i decided to get started on a project: xmas wreathes.

this year, instead of giving dunkin’ donuts gift cards to my kids’ teachers, the girls and i are going to make wreathes for them. i’m sure they’ll be thrilled.

my first finished wreath! see more wreaths and step-by-step instructions.


all they want for xmas

i would be fibbing if i told you that i dread the holidays, put off shopping ’til the last minute and just want to curl up with some spiked cocoa and my dog during the season of giving. au contraire! i start thinking about what i’m going to do for the holidays as soon as {READ MORE}


independence day wreath

i love this felted wool wreath so much that i had to make one of my own. my idea was to create a felted wreath for independence day based on the american flag—a classic source of design inspiration. (plus, i was born on the 4th of july.) i used eco felt, made from recycled plastic {READ MORE}