Category Archives: holidays

Homemade Holidays: Christmas Card Round-Up

Joy Card Beauty Shot

My Joy(ful) Card for Design Memory Craft

Instead of just showing off my latest card project for the Design Memory Craft Blog, I decided to search their site for all my favorite card tutorials. We are quickly approaching Christmas and homemade cards are always a solution if you forgot to send someone a card and your box of store-bought is gone. Here's a fun batch of cards you can make if you have a stash Gelatos® and a little time.

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I love the simplicity and peacefulness of this card by Mou Saha. You can find the tutorial here.

Deer

Anything with deer on it is great by me. Get the full tutorial here.

Snow Flake

These colorful snowflakes are so fresh and modern! Get the full tutorial by Lisa Adametz here.

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Holiday Hoop Art

Holiday Hoop Art by Laura Bray Designs

I have a professional relationship with Joy Letters and Kunin felt. I received product and/or compensation in exchange for this post. The opinions and tutorial are mine. I don't know about you, but at this point I would rather stay up until the middle of night and make the rest of gifts than go outContinue Reading

Pumpkins for Fall

Thanksgiving Centerpiece:laurabraydesigns.com

In my ongoing series of all things pumpkin, I thought I would share a project I did for Plaid's blog back in 2012. This is one of my most popular pumpkin projects and is perfect for those of you who don't want to do the whole Halloween thing. These pumpkins will carry you through theContinue Reading

Chinese New Year Recipes & Crafts

Chinese New Year Recipes and Crafts

Just in case you are looking for a chance to party again, or if you need to "restart" your new year's resolutions (ahem), today is the Chinese Lunar New Year. We are ushering in the Year of the Horse. The wood horse in fact so there's lot of fun crafting ideas you can do withContinue Reading

Valentine’s Day Felt Crafts

Felt Crafts for Valentine

Valentine's Day is just over a month away! (Yes, already!) I don't know about you, but every year, I promise myself that I will get ready early and, every year, I don't do it. But maybe you will! To inspire you I thought I would share some felt project posts from Valentine's Days past. Enjoy!Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving Inspiration

1. Turkey Loves Pilgrim Embroidery Pattern 2. Painted Pumpkin Fall Centerpiece 3. Thanksgiving Place Cards

Dia de Los Muertos Embroidery

Dia de los Muertos Embroidery

I had every intention of releasing this Dia de los Muertos Candy Skull Embroidery design before Halloween, but October just slipped right by me!  At least I was able to stitch it up!  Maybe next year? I glued some felt flowers that I cut with Eileen Hull's flower dies and glued them around the edgeContinue Reading

Chinese New Year Crafts-Paper Lanterns

Chinese New Year Crafts-Paper Lanterns

I love Chinese New Year!  Well, actually I just love celebrating two new years because I figure if one's resolutions fall through, I get a second chance in February.  My little family always celebrates by breaking out our chopsticks and having a Chinese feast and I love to make Chinese New Year Crafts.  This year,Continue Reading

Alien Valentines

Alien Valentines www.laurabraydesigns.com

I'm old-fashioned and I insist that my daughter and I make her Valentine's for her class.  It gets harder every year as the class size grows and grows.  This year we have to make 34 Valentines!  (I could make this post a rant about the state of education in the U.S., but let's just talkContinue Reading

The Best Classic Holiday Movies

The Best Classic Holiday Movies:laurabraydesigns.com

We had a very busy weekend.  Parades were marched in and parties were attended, but somehow on Saturday afternoon I found myself (blissfully) home alone.  I brewed up a cup of tea, got out my current embroidery project (from Embroidery Companion: Classic Designs for Modern Living), and watched some of my favorite holiday movies.  IContinue Reading