November Means the Holidays Are Here! And New Christmassy Things in the Shop.

The beginning of November is always the most exciting time for me because it means pulling out my Christmas decor and spicing things up for the holidays. I LOVE the holiday season, and I love making everything in my house festive and cheerful. This November is even more special for me because in a few short weeks my wee babe should be making his appearance in our lives, and I can’t wait to bring him home to a beautifully decorated house.

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This year I’ve got a whole new collection of Christmassy items in the shop. Christmas decor and ornaments are probably my favorite things ever to make. Christmas is such a happy time of year, and I love the possibility of helping people achieve that with handmade decor!

For this season, I have created a new line of book-inspired Christmas ornaments, because books are ❤ and deserve a special spot on your tree. Right now, I’ve got a number of titles including Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and Macbeth by William Shakespeare, among many others. I will keep adding more as I make them, and I’m thinking about giving them a permanent, year-round spot in the shop. These ornaments compliment my classic book cover tapestries.

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I’m also really excited to be offering fully customizable Christmas stockings, complete with a pocket displaying a hand-painted shelf of your favorite books. Obviously, books are a big part of my life and I love including them in my Christmas festivities. I made a stocking for my husband, one for myself, and one for the baby – who doesn’t have a name yet, so I’ll be adding on his name after he’s born!

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I hope the beginning of your holiday season is amazing, and please consider shopping small this Christmas! Etsy is a great resource for any number of handmade goods, and supporting small businesses is what makes our world go round. Remember to order your handmade decor and gifts far in advanced so they ship to you in time!

The Holidays Are Coming! Start Thinking About Gifts Early

I know it seems a little early to start thinking about Christmas and decorating and gifts and what not, but honestly, Christmas will be here before we know it. With that said, I am super excited to introduce my holiday line of decor, gift sets, and Christmas tree ornaments.

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I started making all these winter/Christmas themed things like a month ago. Sooooo here’s a dirty secret – I’ve been listening to Christmas music since mid-September. But, dude, it’s okay because it is hard not to be merry and bright, thusly making cheerful ornaments, when Vince Guaraldi Trio’s Charlie Brown Christmas is on in the background.

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Maybe you’re not ready to start thinking about Christmas yet, but I implore you! Don’t leave it until too late! So many people (and I’m guilty of this myself) get trapped into thinking, “Ohhh I have plenty of time!” and then miss out on some really fun items. If you’re interested in buying decor and gifts online this year, remember to plan well ahead so that your items will be shipped to you in time.

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If you like my ornaments and decor, please visit my shop for even more options!