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Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments

It's November, which to many over-enthusiastic holiday lovers means CHRISTMAS! Yes, I love Thanksgiving as well—it's just one big holiday celebration for me from now to the end of the year. So far, I've refrained from putting up my Christmas tree, but that doesn't mean I can't prepare, right? This past weekend, I spent some time making some ornaments. I love to create handmade ornaments to add to my little tree each year. 
Lately I've been interested in popsicle stick crafts. I found some super cute ideas on Pinterest (see the links to my Holiday Crafts and Food board and specific posts below). I like that such a simple material can have so many possibilities. Just add paint and glue!
I was able to get my kids involved for part of my craft day. They are ages 2 and 3, so they didn't do much beyond just paint a few popsicle sticks. I turned these painted sticks into little Santa Claus ornaments—two for each daughter as they're bound to ruin some of them …

TARDIS Quilt

All my fellow nerds out there are probably well aware that this weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. I thought this would be a good time to share the TARDIS quilt I made earlier this year for my Whovian sister, Dani. Aside from a small, simple lap blanket I had previously done, this was the first quilt I had ever really made. And on top of that, I created my own pattern for it by just sketching it out on graph paper. There was a lot of improvising and tweaking along the way. I probably did a lot of things wrong, so don't look too closely. ;) My sister loved it, and that's all that mattered to me.






Keene Craft Show

Hi, I'm back (again)!


In recent months, I've been focusing a lot of my free time on building a portfolio of design and illustration work. You can take a look at what I've been doing with that at nicolejinjones.com. As a result, I haven't been great at keeping up with this blog (yeah, what else is new), but that doesn't mean I haven't been crafting my little heart out. Lately, I have been busy preparing for the upcoming Keene Craft Show, run by a very lovely person--my mom--of Kel & Company. The show will be on Saturday, November 30 at Keene High School. I plan on selling prints of some of my holiday illustrations, as well as my miniature hand-knit sweaters as Christmas ornaments. If you're in the area, make sure to stop by the show. There will be lots of crafters there selling their wonderful creations. :)