The alm Project

Archive for December, 2010

Handmade (embroidered) Holiday

Friday, December 31st, 2010






It has been an excitingly busy holiday. I felt like a true business person, I sold several custom pillows and a few pillow pattern – I was quite thrilled. Despite the hectic holiday season, I was still able to abide by one of my resolutions for 2010 – that is – give handmade gifts for […]






The facts about Christmas Trees

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010






Real Christmas Trees… There are approximately 25-30 million “real” Christmas trees sold in the US each year. There are close to 350 million real Christmas trees currently growing on Christmas tree farms in the U.s. alone, all planted by farmers. North American real Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada. Eighty percent […]






Crafting With My Mom

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010






I have been busy creating and fulfilling Holiday orders so I have not been able to update my  blog as often as would like – (SEO Note – updating your blog at least 3 times per week increases you ranking on the the major search engines). Anyway, my friend Liz has offered to share a […]






Li Bien Ornaments

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010






Last year I did my annual after Christmas ornament shopping and I came across some gorgeous ornaments in my local Pier 1 Imports store. They are called “Li Bien“. It’s a Chinese phrase that means “inside”. The Li Bien ornament showcases the  age old skill of inside painting, which originated in the Qing Dynasty. It […]