{How To} Cookie Swap

Green Eggs and Ham -The Sewing Loft

Let's face it, the holidays are hectic! We all want to make each year special. Bake the prettiest cookies, wrap that perfect gift, send out those cards (for me that means "0n time") and decorate the house to the nines! Well, this year I thought I would try something different. You know, focus on the little things.  Normally for the next two weeks, I am stressing over who is coming to the "cookie … [Read more...]

{How To} Reclaimed Gift Wrapping

Easy Gift Wrap -The Sewing Loft

Last week I shared my new advent calendar "how to" and at the bottom I included a few photos of my wrapped gifts. (If you missed the "how to" click here.) Well, I have received a few emails asking for more info on "how to" create the look.  So, that is today's feature. Reclaimed Gift Wrap This is so super easy that I even feel funny about rating it but to be fair, I will. This project … [Read more...]

{How To} Quick Gift Idea

Big OOPPS on my part! I so hit the wrong button somewhere along the way and the post released before I changed the title... Silly me! Oh well, TGIF!! Today, Melissa from Studio MCA Designs shares a holiday gift idea. I love this and think I might need to use it for my hostess gifts this year! "Here is a simple and inexpensive gift idea.  I love to give personalized floursack dishtowels … [Read more...]

{How To} Hanging the Holiday Advent Calendar

advent calendar -The Sewing Loft

New House- New Traditions! Advent Calendar Snap Shot As promised - here are a few snap shots of the finished advent calendar project. (Click here if you missed the advent calendar "how to") To make things fun, I ran to the local Dollar store and picked up small "usable" items for my girls. Like hair ponies, chap stick, combs, brushes, socks.... you get the picture. No junk! I wrapped each … [Read more...]

{How To} Holiday Advent Calendar

advent inspiration collage

New House- New Traditions! 1st on the list is an advent calendar. My girls always love counting down with those window cards and I thought this could be fun.  But I did not want to go standard fare if you know what I mean.  Wall hangings are just not my style. So, I looked around on Pinterest and found so many incredible photos for inspiration. Advent Calendar Since this project is going to … [Read more...]