Archive for December, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
Photo by Aga Inés

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone is planning on spending some time with friends and family. As for me, I’m going to be taking a much needed break until the 4th. Thank you all so much for your support, it’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since I started Twig & Thistle! A lot has happened in 12 short months and it’s so humbling to look back at all of the comments and encouragement you readers have given me. So with that, happy holidays and see you in the new year!


Holiday Project Round Up

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009






Christmas is rapidly approaching, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t enough time to get a couple of projects done! Here are a few my DIY projects that are sure to add a special touch to your holidays!

1) Need an easy and fun project? Make a Pine Cone Garland!
2) Felt Gift Bows add a touch of cuteness to any present!
3) Felt Ornaments that would also make lovely gift tags!
4) Let your furry friend join in the celebration with these Peanut Butter Dog Treats!
5) Spruce up your dinner with these Ornament Favor Wraps!

Holiday Freebies from Eat. Drink. Chic.

Monday, December 21st, 2009


With only a few days left before Christmas, my list of projects that I can realistically complete in time is dwindling down. Luckily, the ever talented and generous Amy, of Eat. Drink. Chic., has created some very charming DIY crafts just in time. These projects are easy enough to make with the limited time left and yet you’ll look like you spent loads of cash and time with these beauties. Be sure to click over to Eat.Drink.Chic. and download each of these projects for yourself.

From top: Jumbo Gift Tag Holiday Mail Stripes Tag, Holiday Treat Bag

Five Days of Felt: No.5

Friday, December 18th, 2009





I wanted to wrap up Five Days of Felt with another one of my D.I.Y projects. These stiched ornaments are easy, fun to make, and if I don’t say so myself, look pretty charming!

All you need to do is cut out ornaments shapes (you can create your own or download my shapes here) from the felt then stitch patterns to your hearts content! I used a sewing machine but I think using embroidery thread and stitching by hand would look just as good. In addition to ornaments, these would be nice gift toppers too! The sky’s the limit as to what you can do, so have fun and happy crafting!

Five Days of Felt: No.4

Thursday, December 17th, 2009



In regards to my obsession with all things Martha Stewart, that also includes her oh-so-talented staff! I have joyfully kept my eye on a few key designers that have worked at MS and I have the utmost respect for their work and creativity. Rebecca Thuss anyone?! Today’s post features crafts by Jodi Levine, the Kids Editorial Director & Designer for Martha Stewart Crafts.

I spotted Jodi’s Holiday Felt bags and Stockings over on Amy Atlas last week. She sold these at the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s Holiday Craft Sale a few weeks ago. And lucky for us, Jodi will be selling these in her Etsy shop soon!