Hot Christmas in July



Christmas in July, you say it is too early and way to hot. Well you are right, but I have to tell you, yesterday on my way to work I pulled out a cd without looking (I do that sometimes). Low and behold it was Jazzy Christmas Music. I turned the car ac down to 60 degrees and actually enjoyed listening. It had me thinking, for us crafters its time to get jiggy with it.



When I got home yesterday I went to visit a few blog friends. I admire bloggers who take the time to teach a craft. They put so much time in the photos and giving directions (to those that take time to post tutorials "May you forever be blessed with front row parking at the local craft joints").
I could not believe what I saw. I found Christmas at the blog of some great friends. If you are in the Christmas in July mood you have to go over and visit my friends at Roots and Wings. They are two crafty sisters, Rebecca and Anjeanette, along with their craftey sister in law, Katrina. If you have ever wanted to make a advent calendar and did not know where to start just drop over a take a look at all the different ones. (I would show you a picture, but their work is copyrighted and I have not asked permission) They show you in great detail how to make for your family. Oh and I almost forgot to tell you about the cool Christmas garland chain they show you how to make. This idea can be used in so many ways, but you have to see it for yourself....let me know what you think...

10 comments:

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Wow! Seriously, how can someone be so nice!? I'm totally loving your pictures with this post. And I'm just so honored to read such a nice post about us. We are just making an excuse to craft things with our little blog. We always just made things and with a blog we get to share them with other crazies like ourselves.

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so touched!

Anjeanette of the R&W girls

marty39 said...

I just did a CIJ tablescape, and I am shocked to realize how soon it will be here. I will check out their blog. I probably need to get going with decorating thoughts. Thanks for the tip. Hugs, Marty

HeathahLee said...

I know what you mean about getting with it! I have a note on my calendar starting September 1st to start preparing for Christmas NOW!

I LOVE that fabric garland you talked about. Their blog is so neat, I will be going back there often when I get ready for the holidays!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I like to make gifts for Christmas and this is the right time - I'm on my way.

♥Aubrey said...

Must be the time of year...I see lots of x-mas stuff right now. I try to get ALL my x-mas shopping done by Sept-Oct so I don't have to deal with the shopping madness.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Good post sista! I will go right over..falalalala..lala..lala~

Mickey Johnson said...

...wow, what a reminder! it will be here before we know it...won't it. i love the part of driving in your car with the ac down to 60 listening to christmas music...i would need it to be something more like 50 to jog my mood in that direction! LOL!!! great post, xo, mickey

Olivia and Me said...

Thanks Missy... I went to the sites, loved the time that was taken also. It amazes me on the effort some go through. I saved them on my favs too.

Say, are you on Facebook too??

Jeanneoli said...

That is so great! I love Christmas music..I may be heading out in the car tomorrow with my cd and the air on HIGH!!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

I'm on my way right now! Is it weird that I am already looking forward to decorating for the holidays? I guess I'm not alone.