Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 Day Twelve

Beth made us all a pair of elegant wintry earrings perfect for a party or everyday!
What a wonderful way to end this years Midwest 12 Days; thanks Beth!

Friday, December 23, 2011

2011 Day Eleven

Brooke mixed up a blend of spices and herbs to make Herbs de Provence. Can't wait to use this. She made the label and jarred each mix. Thanks Brooke.

2011 Day Ten

Holly made this monthly calender with chalkboard paint and a clip board. Each day of the month is printed in a different font and the month can be chalked in below. Thanks Holly.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2011 Day Nine

Dawn made this fun bracelet. I have been wanting to try this project. I wore it today. Kids loved it. Thanks Dawn.

2011 Day Eight

Theresa made this ornament from vintage book pages and crystals. I love it. Thank you.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2011 Day Seven

I sewed up these cute little organizer wallets for day seven.
Hopefully it helps us keep all those to-so lists a little more organized!

Tutorial found here.

Monday, December 19, 2011

2011 Day Six

On the sixth day of Christmas my girlfriend gave to me....
two super cute embellished dishtowels!
Kelli sewed these up for us and I know all of our holiday baking is going to be that much sweeter using these!

2011 Day Five

Tasha sewed up these adorable felt matroyshka doll ornaments;
could they be any cuter?
Dosvedanya little ornament!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

2011 Day Four

Gorgeous reclaimed leather leaf earrings courtesy of Kristi!
These are such a great design; I know we will all wear them often.
Like maybe even today...and tomorrow..and...well you get the idea!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

2011 Day Three

Juli Ann wowed us with her embroidery on day three;
creating these beautiful and inspiring reminders for us all!

Friday, December 16, 2011

2011 Day Two

Becky made us a scrumptious coffee mud scrub that smells divine, along with a 
lovely peppermint lip gloss!
The gloss is super emollient and the mud scrub is going to be such a great pick me up!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

2011 Day One

Here we go!
12 Days 2011 Day One!

Beth M. made this really charming paper flower hook!  
The petals are from an old book and have a really nice sheen to them.
It makes a wonderful crinkly sound!
I have to be honest, I really want to use this as a Christmas ornament; it's so pretty!

Monday, November 21, 2011

flashback: 2010

It's hard to believe these great gifts were from a year ago; time sure does fly!

Monday, November 14, 2011

wrapping ideas

A few ideas in case you are stumped on how to wrap your awesome handmade gifts!

Monday, November 7, 2011

flashback: 2008

These are just half of the gifts swapped back in 2008!
Just about one month to go for 2011; are you ready?

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

flashback: 2007

Just five short years ago we celebrated the first Midwest 12 Days gift exchange!
{I apologize for the missing photo; I didn't seem to take a picture of my own gift}
I know I still have and use every gift (well, except the candy; I ate that)!

Monday, October 10, 2011

2011 Twelve Days

It's hard to believe that this is our fifth year celebrating friendships and handmade gifts via our Midwest 12 Days gift exchange!

2007 was our first year; we started off with one group of 12. In 2008 the blog was born and we expanded into two groups of twelve. 2009 saw us grow into four group, which proved to be too much to handle so we went back to one group for both 2010 and 2011!

Over the next few weeks we'll be taking some trips down memory lane with mosaics of past exchanges and we'll also try to inspire you with some new ideas for this year!

Kicking things off is this cute bookmark tutorial from little lovelies by allison!