Last Minute Gift Ideas by Shawnie’s Embroidery and More!

I attended a local breakfast in my town for charity on the eighth. I met a wonderful woman, Shawnie, who makes embroidered pillow cases that revolve around books, along with bookmarks, and more.

These items are just the cutest!!! I was quite fond of the coffee pillow case, or the Beauty and the Beast bookmark. My husband loved the Nightmare Before Christmas keychains as well as the hand sanitizer holder keychains. Shoot on over to her page and check out her stuff!!! Here is a little sample of what she makes!!!

The hand sanitizer holders . . . Did you notice the mermaid one?

The little bookmarks?

The key chains

More pillowcases . . .

Pen/Pencil holders

You can join her on her facebook group at this Link to see what else she has to offer!!! Perfect for not only Christmas, but for birthdays, “thinking of you”, and more.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A Hoffman

Another classic, which by the way, my daughter is dying to see the new movie rendition. I always loved the live ballet performance shown on the television. I always enjoyed watching it on Christmas Eve at my grandparents house every year growing up.

The story alone is breathtaking. It is full of life, adventure, drama, action, and so much more, and this story. When you know the story, and see it come to life in the ballet, with the costumes, the music, the dance, all put together, it is just amazing. And the new movie rendition looks like it can take us to a whole different realm of this story.

What is your favorite version of this story?