give handmade

christmas. just 2 weeks away. really?!

friends are coming over tomorrow for an xmas pARTy. we’ll be making wreaths, 12-month organizers (photo above) and i’ll have text blocks available for journal making. since you all can’t join us, here are some of my favorite make it posts from the last 2 years of painted fish studio… there’s still time to whip up some handmade gifts!

happy weekend!

14 responses to “give handmade”

  1. molly says:

    i love you. you just solved a little problem for me. was trying to think of an easy winter craft to do tomorrow at the 3yr olds party. snow globes it is!

  2. jenn says:

    Yippee for handmade! Everyone but the kids are getting handmade this year. Even the bows!

  3. Tracy says:

    sea salt caramels, my birthday in January, think me, me, me! :)

  4. kim says:

    Please share more about the 12-month organizer.

    Here’s a plug for buy handmade. I wish I had more time this year, but it’s not going to happen.

  5. Anna says:

    Yippee skippee! I’m so excited!!

  6. jackie says:

    Oh Super Jen, how I have missed you! Just catching up is inspiration mental explosion!! You have been doing some fabulous projects – love your Christmas cards, and your 12 month organizer!
    Sea Salt caramels are on my list to make, and bath scrubs. How many *ucking days left til Christmas? ugh!
    And is there a deadline on signing up for the NYC trip? I’m definitely mulling it!

  7. Rebecca says:

    What a lovely idea! And I really like the look of the snow globe tutorial. It would be such fun for children!

  8. Meg says:

    I love the 12-month organizer! Especially the red envelope – looks kind of optimistic to me :)

  9. jess says:

    Have a blast tomorrow!

  10. Shona~ LALA dex press says:

    What a great book form. I play around with one where you cut the envelope shape, stitch the spine + then glue the envelope together, but this is so simple! Duh. Have fun at your gathering.

  11. Florcita says:

    I’d love to come to one of your pARTies :) Maybe one day.
    Thanks for all the links!

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  13. kristin says:

    i had so much fun jen…and love,love,love my new organizer…i keep paging through it, enjoying all the fun pockets and envelopes.

    i’m SO glad you posted this list!! i’ve been craving those sea salt caramels since i left your house (after you and jenn were talking about them) and wasn’t sure how long i’d have to dig for the recipe and well. here it is

    thanks again…your house is BEAUTIFUL (worth all the pains of renovating)

  14. Anne says:

    I’d love the directions for the organizer.
    While we make it from Colorado to the Twin Cities c. once a year to hear my son’s concerts at GAC in St. Peter, I don’t think I’ll be around for a pARTy any time in the foreseeable future…