Holiday Gift Wrap Up

I have just about finished up on my holiday gifts for this year. Now to get them in the mail or delivered. I wrapped up my cross stitched cards with this adorable Santa and I have to say, I am having a hard time deciding what to do with him. I just love him! Would it be wrong to keep him for myself ?

I made two Hanukkah dish towels for 2 dear (sisters) friends. But with the holiday almost over I don’t think I’ll deliver them in time. As it turns out – not only friends but DNA revealed we are distance cousins connected abt. 5/6 generations back.

Skye (our mini schnauzer fur baby) will head for one last groom for 2021. I always give her groomer a monetary tip at the end of the year and something yummy for the staff. Her groomer, Katie will be getting married in the spring and I wanted to do something a little extra special this time. I decided on a wedding junk journal and I could tuck her tip into one of the pockets with wedding ephemera. Below Katies journal.

Here is the cover of the journal. I photographed the cover of this on a 1935 copy of the Delineator Magazine. How perfect, looks like a wedding reception party for the background. A luscious satin creme ribbon and gold sari fabric ribbon holds a gorgeous envelope in place. Perfect for tucking any gift checks/cash they receive. Below is a few of the pages that I created. I had so much fun with this project.

Below a fun Christmas Journal ~ darn word press – as hard as I tried I could not delete this grouping. I decided I just wanted to show you a few pages from a bunch of journals but for some reason I couldn’t do that. So this grouping is of 5 photo’s from 1 journal.

Below are just some random covers and pages from a few different journals I worked on. All of these were created out of 2 lunch size brown paper bags. Just like our hand quilting/quilting community, there is a huge junk journaling community that can be found on you tube and the ideas are endless…….

I hope this post sparks some new and exciting crafting ideas for you. These junk journals are a totally new art expression for me. And as I said you tube was a huge help in getting me started.

10 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Wrap Up

  1. Luanne December 3, 2021 / 8:27 pm

    I love junk journals. I’m working on more of a hybrid between art and junk journals, but ALL fun. What a great idea about the wedding junk journal. My daughter is getting married soon! Beautiful crossstitch, too!!!!

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    • Sharon December 4, 2021 / 12:23 am

      A wedding JJ would be awesome for your daughter = I know you could do it Luanne!


  2. Texas Quilter December 3, 2021 / 10:10 pm

    Wow Sharon! I can hear the excitement in your voice! BTW – I returned the Santa Cross Stitch….
    I too am working on something different. Designing a quilt – What fun! Hugs and have a great week-end. About 1/2 the way finished with the leaves on the border for A Bountiful Life – looks like I can get the last two UFOs done by the New Year!

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    • Sharon December 4, 2021 / 12:22 am

      I am glad returned the kit. You would have had a hell of a time with it considering your time with cute Minnie project. A can see you as a designer for sure! great progress on ABL and awesome if you get the UFO’s done!


  3. Texas Quilter December 3, 2021 / 10:12 pm

    OOPS – I love your cross stitched cards! How beautiful and that Journal and towels! You are the greatest giver of the greatest gifts! Hugs

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  4. Deb December 4, 2021 / 12:30 am

    Just send Santa to yourself! 😀 love that journal,it was so interesting !! She is going to have so much fun going though it all. It truly is a thoughtful gift.

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    • Sharon December 4, 2021 / 3:47 pm

      I am going to keep the Santa 🙂 ty – I needed that confirmation. Thank you on the journal. I am excited to give it to her.

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  5. kathyreeves December 5, 2021 / 1:47 pm

    You have become such a pro at this in only a short time, you could sell these!

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    • Sharon December 5, 2021 / 2:23 pm

      Kathy – that is really sweet of you to say, I do think I found a fun niche but their fun and just for gift giving 🙂

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