It’s December! I had planned on doing a 25 Days of Christmas type countdown on the blog, but my desktop decided to get fried overnight. So as long as my dear hubby shares his laptop, we’ll do the best we can to keep rolling around here. :)
So on the First Day of Christmas, I think it’s appropriate to be thankful and mindful of what the true meaning of Christmas is all about. Jesus. And we intend to keep Christ in Christmas. Also want to keep the spirit of giving alive and well. We’ve never given a lot of attention to the ‘receiving’ part of Christmas, but the way we feel when we are able to GIVE is what makes this season so wonderful for the both of us.
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. (10) And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. (11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (12) And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
Doesn’t that just put warmth in your heart and a smile on your face to know we are loved SO much?
For all you crafters out there, I’m picking up on the ‘swaddling cloths’ part of the scripture and we’ll see what kind of great free patterns are out there for the babies on your Christmas lists!
For you knitters, this little Acorn Swaddle Sac just made me giggle. As they say, the apple (sub acorn) doesn’t fall far from the tree. :)
Acorn Swaddle Sac & Cap
As usual, just click the pic and you’ll go straight over the the Bright Family Farm’s blog for the free pattern. This still makes me giggle at how cute it is.
OK, for you crochet peeps, let’s see what kind of fun we found for you!
Holiday Baby Cocoon
I can just see a picture with the shopping mall Santa holding a baby wrapped in this! It almost looks like a Christmas stocking with a baby in it. Just adorable.
And for you that love sewing, I think this is my favorite find of the day! I think it would make a great blanket for a guy, too! Not just a baby. Take a look over at This Mama Makes Stuff….
He’s All Boy Baby Blanket
Great tutorial and great way to use flannel shirts! And the furry fabric around the edges just tops off a wonderful gift idea.
I tip my hat to all these wonderful designers and their ideas for keeping those little ones of ours warm and cozy. May you have a wonderful Christmas season, and check back for hopefully a little more sharing and showing some of my own ideas. I’ll be starting from pretty much ‘scratch’ without my desktop – so bear with me.