Thank You Gnome: Hand Carved Stamp
Expectations To Relax
The holiday rush is over, school has resumed and I am thankful to be back in a routine. The last half of the year didn’t go exactly as planned. I have spent little to no time crafting and blogging so I am trying to adjust my expectations. I didn’t even get around to making my daughter a Christmas dress this year which was very disappointing but thankfully she didn’t notice. We just used one of her mommy made fall dresses and dressed it up with red shoes and a red headband. Our holiday was relaxing and full of family time, food and games. I was sad to see it end. Here is a picture of the little’s on Christmas morning with their stockings.
I am hoping to be more consistent with crafting/blogging this year but we will see how things go.
Creating the Stamp
I have always had a thing for gnomes. I am not sure why but I love their stout little bodies, fury beards and stocking caps. It started with a sketch from a painting on Instagram that inspired me.
I got a few new crafting goodies for Christmas so I used them to carve the gnome.
I made the stamp specifically for some thank you cards that I sent out for Christmas gifts. I still have a lot to learn about carving but I enjoy the process of seeing it go from a drawing to a stamped image.
I got some new teas for Christmas and I wanted to share one of my favorites with you. It looks like granola and smells delicious! I am trying to use it sparingly but it is difficult when I want a huge cup of tea. Who would have thought that coconut, mango, turmeric and chai would make a good combination. My family certainly knows the way to my heart.
I am joining the ladies for Tea Day over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s.
Happy Tea Day!