Welcome to January friends!
Winter is the perfect time of the year to use our imaginations, hearts, hands and dreams to create beautiful projects for our homes and for gift giving too.
As I sit here inside our cozy home my mind is racing on all the Winter crafting projects I want to get to.
Just like my Mama did, I am going to Craft my way through the Winter months and I am inviting you to join me!
Winter is such a perfect time of the year to explore new crafting methods, and sharpen some rusty skills.
These chilly months are also the optimum time to try out a new tool, learn a new stitch, or purchase a new machine to assist you in your crafting journey.
Speaking of machines, I am about to try out my new Sizzix Die Cut Machine. No matter how sharp I keep my scissors, I still don’t have the crisp edges on my projects that I really need. I just ordered these Sizzix Thinlits Dies.
Source for Illustration is Block Party Prints!
Crafting has always been a staple of life for me and it all began with my Mama in our red brick house, in the Winter. Now, when I mention Winter well those were some fierce Winters on the Farm in Idaho, below zero temperatures and often times snow drifts up to your waist.
So, when I speak of Winter in my region of the country, I have to laugh at myself.
The best months for crafting on the Farm were January through March and that is when Mama would bring out her patterns, fabric and sewing machine…and her dreams.
Some of my fondest memories growing up are those Winter months with Mama where she would alternate me between sledding and crafting. Plenty of fresh air and activities to keep a youngster healthy, growing and out of trouble!
It was in that little cozy kitchen with yellow walls and a matching yellow kitchen table that I fell in love with crafting. Today warm memories flow generously as I picture Mama setting up those special crafting supplies just for me, and I suppose to keep me busy so she could actually get some sewing done.
Crafting and dreams sort of go together.
Seems to me that what the mind can imagine and the heart can feel, well it’s only a matter of time before the hands can create it.
Sharing these easy rosy red flower pots with you today-thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day!
I am excited to be sharing with you today some activities for these upcoming months.
There will be tutorials on these projects so you can easily make them yourself or you’ll find them all finished and ready for purchasing in my online shop very soon.
FRIDAY JANUARY 5th- Custom Calendar and Action Plan Download FREE FOR SUBSCRIBERS
FRIDAY JANUARY 5th –PERK PROJECT (REALITY)
MONDAY JANUARY 8th -DIY VALENTINE GIFT BAG TUTORIAL
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10th- TEN ON THE TENTH
FRIDAY JANUARY 12TH-INTRODUDING SADIE (new puppy)
SUNDAY -JANUARY 14TH- NEWSLETTER
Sharing a little list of a few of the projects you will have access to here at Jemma’s.
1.Ombre and solid pompom garland.
2.Variety of baskets and bags with pompoms and tassels.
3.Greeting cards and bookmarks.
Thank you for joining me and Happy Crafting!