sniff, sniff. santa. | & a DIY wreath

MORE ideas than TIME…said the poster on pinterest. Oh-so-true these days. I have crafts & projects & all sorts of things to accomplish in the next few days. I have family coming into town & a hubby who has off & a little girl who deserves every ounce I can give her during this special time of year. So…I’m going to wrap up my internet life & get some stuff done with my hands. :) But before that…some goodies…

I had an idea for a wreath this year. It still isn’t done, but this gives you an feel for where it is going…I decided to try to ruffle burlap. Yes…you read that right! I ruffled burlap & it looks so neat! The raw edges remind me of needles on the Christmas tree & I am so happy with how it turned out! I wrapped it around a cheapie wreath I bought at JoAnns & then ruffled & rolled some more fabric into flowers & rosettes (tutorials HERE) and hot glued everything on. I still need a few more flowers to make it feel complete…but this gives you a decent look at the direction it’s headed. :)

& we had this brilliant idea to go see Santa. :(:(:( You can see just about how well that went.

FYI local gals, the Santa at La Cantera lets your use your very own camera if you ask nicely!!

she was so traumatized that she forgot about the antlers on her head.

I love the image below…but it is a great example of missed focus. It would have been perfect if I had focused on her eyes. But I caught her sweater instead. She was running away from Santa. :(

& what a sad face!!! her little eyelashes are stuck together from the tears! she kept her distance & just watched. hopefully Santa will be more of a hit next year!! :(

got one more thing up my sleeve before I sign off for the year. hope you all are taking some time to be crafty, creative & thoughtful! ’tis the season!!

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.