Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Rustic Christmas Craft Projects

Posted on | November 26, 2012 | 6 Comments

Cinnamon Applesauce Hearts, read full instructions.

Hello! It’s me…the absentee blogger. I’m really hoping to start blogging again. We’ll see how well I do on my intentions with an almost 3-week old baby at home and me going back to work in just a few weeks. I’ll try my best even if I write shorter posts and please ignore the grammar errors and typos…

I thought I would start things off with a round-up of some of my favorite holiday crafts I’ve featured over the past few years. Simple rustic decorations and handmade gifts hold a special place in my heart. Partly because I adore the tradition of making things. I forever remember the moments creating my cinnamon hearts to hang on my christmas tree or knitting a scarf for a special friend. The thought and time that goes into handmade objects is truly special.

Above and below a few of my favorites…

Handmade Cinnamon Hearts Tied On Wrapped Gifts, read full instructions.

How To Make A Simple Winter Green Wreath, read full instructions.

Give Paperwhite Bulbs Decorated With Shells, read full instructions.

Wrap A Boxwood Wreath With Ribbon, read full instructions.

Macaroni Snowflakes created by Stephanie, read full instructions.

Salt Dough Ornaments made by Stephanie, read full instructions.

A pattern to make a Seed Stitch Scarf, read full instructions.

Make a simple Stripe Yarn Bracelets, read full instructions.

Introducing Frances

Posted on | November 14, 2012 | 58 Comments

Mom and baby after 18 hours of natural labor including 3 1/2 hours of just pushing! So worth it!

Welcome our baby girl to the world!

Frances Elliott Williams
November 6, 2012 at 7:10 am
8 lb, 14 oz, 19 in

She’s perfect, healthy and happy! Below snapshots from her first week!

Frances 3 days old.

Going home outfit! Dad bought the hat, sweater and booties at Bonpoint in Paris for Mother’s Day!

Frances loves sucking on her fingers and always has her hands near her face. She was delivered with “telephone arm” with her arm bent by her ear.

Sleepy smile on her 1-week birthday!

Frances trying to wake Dad up. She’s not actually sleeping with dad and mom was there to monitor. She sleeps in a bassinet to our bed.

Frances wrapped in heirloom blanket from Beekman 1809 with a beautiful cotton blue Brahms Mount blanket below.

xoxo, katy, greg and frances

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