I was in a craft store a few days ago. As I was paying for my purchases a customer walked up behind me and asked the cashier where to find the Thanksgiving section. The store employee was a little stumped for a second, then asked another where those items might be. The consensus was that the things they had left had been moved to the back corner of the store. The customer stomped off that direction in a huff. I had mixed feelings about the whole thing. While I am all for letting Thanksgiving have its moment before we jump into Christmas, I feel like a craft store can be held to a different standard. When you're making things for a holiday you typically have to start in advance, making purchases well before the season actually arrives. Don't you expect a store providing supplies to stay a step ahead? What's your take on it?
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I love this cute garland from Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss, and it doesn't take much to make.
Starting on those holiday PJ's yet? I was a finish-up-Christmas-eve kind of maker when my kids were small. If you're ready to get started, check out this pattern from DIY Crush.
For me, one of the most difficult parts of Thanksgiving is deciding how much of each dish to make. Thankfully, Lexi's Clean Kitchen is here with a handy chart to clear things up.
How did I not know that drinking caramel was a thing?!? I've experienced the thick, richness of drinking chocolate, but in my chart of favorite sweets, caramel is at the top. I will be trying this recipe from A Spicy Perspective ASAP.
I know this isn't really holiday specific, but this sweet felt cottage sewing pattern from littledear on Etsy looks like it could be a perfect start to making holiday decorations.
You can find these, and my previous Friday Favorites, on my Crafty Staci’s Friday Favorites Pinterest board!