Monday, December 27, 2010

The week after Christmas!

Hello crafters and friends!

Well, Christmas is over. I thought I would just add a little preview of all things Christmas at my home. From the tree to the tables to some gifts I made. Enjoy and I pray this week after Christmas will bring you organizing and getting ready for the New Year!

Christmas Tree

Santa in his hot air balloon

Front yard at Night

Our Cross lit at the front gate

Our wreath on the front gate

A little whimsey for the dinner tables

Base of SIL's gift

For my Sister in law, there is the tall one and a short one

A little something for my BFF hubby's desk

Dessert table before it was filled with goodies

Our dinner table for 17

Close up of dinner table

Bar section in hallway

A few goody goodies! :-)
Now its time to clean up and put up and get ready for the new year!

Go check out the other handmade goodies and tips handmade projects

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to each of you!

May each and everyone of you have a blessed and Merry Christmas. May you be surrounded by family and friends as you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

One of my favorites!

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

Monday, December 20, 2010


Well hello out there!

Are you all ready for Christmas Day? Are all your gifts purchased? Some how my list is getting longer and longer the closer it gets...Not sure what is going on with that! ;/

However, I just have to show the funnest (is that a word?) thing I have made in a long time. As I have been saying for a couple of weeks I am decorating the table in Trees, with red, silver and white as the main colors. So I have been seeing these trees of all shapes and sizes all over blog land, but I ran across Cyndy's blog (she ROCKS!) at The Exchange and fell in LOVE with her fabric trees. (these things are EXPENSIVE at the stores...wheew!) She gave a great tutorial and now I have created four! WOWZERS! I just love them. (I must say so far my white ruffle tree is my most favorite! :-)

My plain is to whip one up tomorrow for an "extra" little something for my daughter to treasure for years to come.

Happy Tuesday and Merry Christmas Week!

Linked up to Vintage Wanna Bee


Friday, December 17, 2010

Feather Wreath and I am FEATURED! WOWZERS!

Good Friday Morning ladies!

Are you ready for this, next Friday is Christmas EVE!!!! WHOO HOO! I feel like a kids all over again! :-) I really love Christmas, the lights the smells and most of all the celebration of Jesus Christ birth. What better gift can anyone get? NONE, I promise you.

So today I am FEATURED on the Whipperberry girls website!!! I am EX TACTIC! They are an amazing bunch as I mentioned before, and that particular picture was HORRIBLE! :( I was in a hurry so I just snapped and posted with out editing or anything...goes to show me I need to slow down a bit! ;-) But I must say I am honored and proud!

Well today I am going to show you my Feather Wreath :-) I have admired these for a couple of years now, but really I a not paying $50 plus for a wreath (hey call me cheap...I am :-) So I decided to make one myself. I used a .97 Embroidery hoop, and a $8.99 Boa (with a 50% of coupon so it was $4.50) and wrapped it up:-) I then added a real soft pretty snowflake that came in a package of 6 at the dollar store, and there you have $6 feather wreath! I just love love love it so much. Now to figure out how to pack it at the end of season so it will be preserved for next year!

Well I am off to craft, clean and cook some more....LOVE IT!

Happy weekend!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sparkle Trees...

White Christmas Tree
Happy Thursday! Are you getting all ready for Christmas? I am...I think. A quote I saw somewhere (can't remember where) said "It looks like my house threw up Christmas." That description fits my house about right now All the villages are in place all the decorations are set up, now on to cleaning and cooking...and finishing up the actual center of the dinning table! whew!

Slight Green tint Christmas Tree

I have decided this year t go with a bright green, red, white and silver on the dinning table, we actually use it for all the desserts Christmas day. So TREES are my main decor on the table and around this year. I decided after seeing so many pretty Christmas trees everywhere, to make some of my own :-) So I took out the old beads that I used on my tree several years ago, a hot glue gun and some trees forms and WHA LA! Sparkling trees. With the green bases, the green shows through, which was perfect, with the white its bright white and the silver one is so very sparkly! :-) So if you have some extra beads these are super easy and can be used year after year!
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree

PS I also created some these beauties for my 3rd day of Christmas gift as mentioned in Yesterday's post. Really you need to go check out Whipperberry! Fun stuff!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

On the first day of Christmas...

Handmade Paper Wreath
I must say I have a new craft site addiction! It is the Whipperberry blog! These ladies are so so talented! So in reading the blog at the end of last month, I read about a little project/challenge they are doing to give inspiration in giving to others! You can read all about the 12 Days of Christmas Event here.

So anywho, I decided I would take on this challenge, as I love giving things! Each of  my creations are going to a FANTASTIC English Professor I had this past semester. She is a real gem!

My first little project for her is the WREATH. ALL created out of paper! It turned out pretty cute...and on Whipperberry she even has the tags so you can print! How great is that!

You can read how to make the paper wreath in the very first 12 days of Christmas post as well.

Tag printed from Whipperberry!

I am also linking this up to the Whipperberry "show off" linky for some more inspiration! There is some terrific talent! 


Monday, December 6, 2010

A few Christmas wreaths

Happy Monday Morning!

Its a little chilly here, not to bad, I really like it! As it is here Texas we had 80 degrees on Saturday. :/ So the cool crisp weather is really nice, as it is more the season. However, I know some of you are getting snow! Wish we would! :-)

Anyway, I have finals today, Wednesday and Friday, and then the semester is OVER!
Can I get a woot woot! :-)

I created these wreaths real quick last night to go on this mirror this year. They turned out pretty darn cute. VERY VERY easy and cheap! I picked up some embroidery hoops from HL, some garland from dollar store and wrapped these babies up! Easy peasey!

Also, here are some CHRISTMAS GIFT SUGGESTIONS: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all,
charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.

You have a blessed day!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Thanksgiving Tables

I hope each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I did! This is the first year in 3 I have not had Thanksgiving and Christmas at our house. So it was nice. We are having Christmas here, as I finish up class next Wednesday so I will begin to get things ready....whew!

But of course, even though we were spending Thanksgiving at My Brothers house this year, I created the place cards and napkin rings...heck I had to make something! ;-) Its who I am! hehe.

I have been working on some Christmas goodies and should be back to posting again everyday soon....till school starts back in January anyways! :-)

Hope you enjoy the place cards and table picture.

Have a great weekend!