Pocket full of posies

Now that the holidays are over, I can finally spill the beans on my Christmas crafts.  It’s nothing fancy, but it’s homemade and from the heart.

Some history.  Almost a year ago, inspired by this wreath, I made myself a little rosette pin that I’ve been wearing on my winter jacket.  I’ve collected quite a few compliments on the funky piece, which made me erratically decide that every lady I know should have one for their jacket too.  Well, everyone except my friend Becky…

Becky: “Cute pin, Candace!”

Candace: “Thanks!  I made it!  I could make one for you too!”

Becky, politely: “No, thanks though.”

Undeterred, I made one for my MIL for Mother’s Day, which she thoughtfully stabbed to her coat when she came out to visit.

Then, while at my Grandma’s for Easter last April (suffering from a ham coma which rendered my thinking a bit salty), I offered to make one for all of the ladies in my family.  It totally seemed doable, except for the small fact that I was trying to sell my house, quit my job, say goodbye and move across the country

Needless to say, my goal of finishing them in time for my cousin’s bridal shower in late May DID NOT HAPPEN.  No big deal, I was headed back to MN for her wedding that September, which would give me plenty of time to make the goods and hand them out, since the whole family would be together again.  That also DID NOT HAPPEN.  Fast forward to December.

I finally got my act together and finished them up.  It took me a long time.

I kinda love them.  I made little monogram gift tags to go with each posy pin, using supplies from my enormous craft bin.

Most importantly, I made them with love.

I sure hope they liked them.  Did you get crafty for Christmas this year?

21 thoughts on “Pocket full of posies

  1. I love the flowers!! I too faithfully sport my posie on my jacket (and get many compliments on the cutie posie).

    I pulled on my DIY hat for Christmas this year (the last time I did that was BEFORE I could drive). But there’s something about giving a homemade gift that makes me smile…I know I smile big when I receive a homemade gift :-)

    • It warms my bitty heart that you wear your posy pin, Tai! And, your homemade Christmas this year rocked my socks. I luuuurved the gifts! I’ve need to call you and gush lovingly about them. A big thank you, my friend!

  2. I absolutely loved my purple flower and wore it with pride and gratefullness to the Garbow Christmas party on Saturday last. It was made with love and I can feel it. I will pin it to my winter coat and I am sure I will draw looks of wonder and envy. I appreciate hand made love. lv mamap

  3. I revel in the compliments the candace receives for her jacket posie while we’re out and about. Usually she’s too modest to even admit that she made it herself, instead providing a simple, “thanks.” But I smile knowing the candace’s true craftiness.

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