Well it's been a big year for us at On My Honor, and even though we took a short hiatus this spring we are back in full swing and are excited and appreciative that you take the time to visit our blog. We sisters have been pretty busy, and here are some of the things we made. So please enjoy our handmade year in review...
Since we're deep into party season, I thought now might be a good time to collect some DIY party staples. These projects will serve for Christmas or New Year's Eve parties, can be fancy-pants or super-casual, adapted for kids or those picky adults. Plus, they're guaranteed to add fun on fun on fun to any gathering. Party on, Wayne!
I've said before that I when it comes to Christmas decorations I prefer more natural wintery things, but I do also love when Christmas isn't all about red and green, and Santa's and such. So if you also take a liking to the more fanciful candy colored ornaments and decor this post is for you.
Here are some great Christmas decorations that give you the ability to embrace all different colors and really mix it up...
Christmas is way too close now. I thought I was ready. I was even getting smug about it. That is, I was getting all smug about it until I decided to throw in another hand knit present. Now what the hell am I going to do?
We have a really nice vaulted ceiling in our living room, and with my love for draping various decorations (you can see my hot air balloons hanging in the background), it's surprising that I haven't ventured to maximize the heights of the room. This year is different though, because I am making merry work of that empty space...
So I realized that I have been pretty light on the instagramming lately, but luckily I did see some action last night that is worth sharing... Yeezus!
Ben and I went to see Kanye don't in Anaheim last night and let me tell you the man can put on a show. Even though we were up in the stadium seating (which I didn't mind) the view and the spectacle was awesome.
I love Rifle. Rifle Paper Co. that is, none of this firearm business--psshh. Rifle Paper Co. has the most amazing marketing and design people, it's not even funny. I could easily (and sometimes do) drop a ridiculous amount of money on paper-based products because they do what they do so damn well!
It feels like the last week of my life has been solely dedicated to these socks. Well...I guess just singular, sock, since I haven't finished one, let alone started on the second. The first sock always takes longer to knit. Right?
I have been working on a bunch of projects lately, however since most of them are for Christmas gifts I have to maintain the veil of secrecy and can't post about them.
But one thing that I am working on is some mini wreaths. I saw these on Design Spongeand loved them. Naturally, like many things in my life right now they remain unfinished, but I wanted to share them with you so if you'd like you can have time to make some too.
Winter arrived in full force this week. Well, that might be an exaggeration. It's cold here and it snowed a little, but it's much colder and snowier in other parts of the country. I was able to collect supplies for a new foraged winter wreath, so we're totally fine. I had to assemble it in stages though, and I came inside every few minutes to thaw my fingers. What a rough life, right?
Most everyone gets excited about Christmas, or the Holidays, and what better way to count down the days than a fun advent calendar. You can get super creative and make your calendar really shine with your Christmas decor. Here are five great idea for advent calendars, some of them are from foreign websites however they have great pictures if your not a polyglot...
As soon as December hit, I swapped out my fall decorations for a little indoor winter wonderland. We're experiencing some abnormally chilly weather in the Pacific Northwest. It's going to be in the 20's for a few days (believe me, that's cold for here). I've done enough crafting in past few winters, that I have a pretty solid base of decorations to start with. Take a peek!
Yeah you heard me right. Battlestar Galactica socks. I have never seen an episode of BG, but I think Monika and Ben have seen enough so that I don't have to. They even became friends with one of the actors from BG (it was a chance friendship, founded in a bar in Burbank), but not knowing anything about the show, I can't even tell you who they're friends with! For shame!
So this weekend we got out our Christmas decorations and started to get things going. When I say this weekend, I mean late Sunday afternoon, so needless to say our house is still amidst the Christmas chaos of decorating.
As soon as I have some well maintained, organized things to show I'll be back, but this week I need to leave you with this lovely hand made holiday wrapping paper that us sisters made last year for a BuzzFeed post.
Also, if you are feigning for some handmade holiday goodies check out our pin boards, they are chalked full of great ideas and pin-spiration.
Well, it's officially December, and even though I haven't finished off my fall reading list, it's time to assemble a stack of books to get me through the long winter months. This winter I'm going to tackle a few classics, revisit one or two favorites, and try--really, really try--to get caught up on one particularly lengthy series...