December rocks / by jen geigley

Knitting is my new friend. Errr, addiction. I really can't stop. I'm on scarf #4 right now (scarf #1 - my first knitting project ever pictured above.) Can't show you the rest of my projects because they are going to be gifts, but a big 'yay' for knitting. It just feels right to knit when the weather is cold. And man, is it cold.

Wow, I must say ... I had a blast with December's kit from Red Velvet. Everything goes together so well. This may be my fave RV kit so far. Although it's tough to say because I love them all.

I made a few 9x9" pages for my Journal Your Christmas album... just have to add the dates/numbers to each and slide them into my book. YAY. Love the snowflakes and the narwhal and those sweet Hambly frames.

But the green gingham oil cloth is just the best.

I did a couple of pages using photos from the night we decorated our tree. We put L in her Christmas pj's and she had a blast checking out all of the ornaments and admiring the lights. Def scrapworthy.

And yes, here's the knitting again. Can you tell I'm proud? It's not my fault that two of the papers in this kit had this awesome yarn border edge that was just too perfect.

I used the snowflake stamp to make kraft wrapping paper. As simple as this is, I've never done this before and it was waaaay fun.

And I had a blast using Rachel's cool patterns.

I made felt ornaments but there are so many other uses for these – paper tags, embroidery, anything goes.

December is my month to come up with a challenge at RV.

Which is... to paint on something unexpected (and better yet, recycle something.) I found this piece of metal in our basement and used Rachel's Merry Christmas pattern to make this decoration for our fireplace.

Finally, I have lots of new stuff up in the shop. Stop by if you need a cute last-minute holiday gift for a little one - there's still time to get custom tee's before Christmas! Totally.

And while December definitely rocks, January may rock harder, because Lost is back. This is just too long of a break for me. Check out this sneak... aacck, I can barely stand it. January 21, people.