Christmas Creating

December 23rd, 2012 | Posted by RubyMoonArt in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Christmas Creating)

Hello! I just wanted to quickly pop in here before the festivities begin and show you a few gifts I made for Christmas.  My intention was to post about them in time to inspire others to create gifts, but it didn’t work out that way.  My blog is currently under construction and re-location, so hopefully everyone finds this post ok!  I’m in the process of having a website set up and I’ve already moved my blog over to RubyMoonArt.com/blog .  It isn’t completely finished yet, but it’s functional.  Supposedly, all my posts and followers are transferring with it, fingers crossed.

I made these cute and simple name art pieces for my daughter’s friends.  I had bought a ton of these 12×12 scrapbook frames years ago.  When I moved this summer I vowed to use it or lose it!  I needed to find a use for these frames.  I designed the word art in Photoshop and then printed them out on scrapbook paper.  I do have a large format printer to use for my art prints I sell in my Etsy Shop.

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I also have a new nephew this year!  I made a couple sets of onesies for him, some with Christmas designs and some with designs he can wear later on too.  I used some fuzzy flannel fabric to make them nice and soft for a newborn.  With the scraps I had leftover I decided to make some matching burp cloths.

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Every year I say to myself  “Next year I’m going to go all out on wrapping my gifts, no one will want to open them!” And I said it again this year.  I went with the standard cheap paper, sticker tags, no bows or ribbons… Today I felt inspired to make a few gift tags to add a little touch to the packages.  I used some fabric scraps, free motion machine stitching and some hand dyed seam binding I had on hand.  I used rubber stamps on the twill tape for the designs.  I don’t feel quite as much of a slacker now :)

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Now I am off to the grocery store to buy stuff to make goodies from the kitchen!