November 18, 2010

Need a little Christmas inspiration?

Have you come across this "free" online magazine yet?
Yes. It's completely FREE.

The Christmas issue of Inspired Ideas created by amazing craft maven Amy Powers is filled with all kinds of wonderful craft ideas. I would LOVE to try all the projects in this magazine...if only I didn't have that pesky job getting in the way and there were 30 hours in a day!!

I realize it isn't even Thanksgiving yet, but I've started a few new Christmas projects (hooray for glitter...stay tuned for future blog posts) and I've been sorting my vintage Christmas items when my new craft room hutch arrived last week.

One of the many things that I scour when I'm at the antique market or thrift stores are vintage Christmas decorations. When it's off season, I tend to find them for better prices. It also doesn't hurt that I have a particular vendor that takes good care of me at a certain antique store...wink wink.


What's not to love about these odd little elves and
their mischievous grins and soft beards?
Anyone else grow up with pine cone elves?
I always loved it when Mom unpacked them at Christmas.

It's funny how quickly I can switch from Halloween to Christmas.
Feeling inspired for the holidays yet?


Jodee Leader said...

Free online magazine? No way! I must check it out! Thanks for letting us know. And, just for the record, it's never too early to start working on Christmas decorations! In fact, I am starting this weekend!

Donna said...

Hi Kim,
I can't wait to check out that on line magazine! Thanks for the tip! I really love your vintage ornaments, they are just so sweet and charming! And I can't wait to decorate for the holidays as well!!

Lee said...

Your blog always brings a smile! Memories of Christmas past make me want to go shopping for more vintage~I should share some wax ornaments I found-just adorable!
Thanks again for starting my day with a smile!

Heather said...

Your antique ornaments are wonderful! I am so jealous!

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks for the share! Now, let's see what kind of trouble I can get into with this...

Anita said...

OOOOOhhhh....can't wait to see the new creations. And when/if I get a chance the online mag looks like such a great idea for me...the non-creative one! :)

Thank you so much Kim for chipping in for Kaleb! We've been blessed with so many friends who share a love for our little guy!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Thanks for the tip...I am going right over and check it out.(-: