Friday, November 30, 2012

Makin’ Christmas Cards…or how to cover your living room with glitter!

I decided to make my own Christmas cards this year…
I used pages from an old tattered hymnal
I taped the hymnal pages onto regular printer paper (Washi tape worked perfectly for that) and printed the pine cone/branch printables I found on a blog this week (for the life of me I can’t figure out where I found them) (I have looked and looked) (It’s driving me crazy if anyone knows which blog had these posted this week, PLEASE let me know.  I think I need to ask the Wizard of Oz for a memory!). UPDATE::  Angie from Knick of Time was nice enough to let me know that it was from her blog just last week that I found these graphics!  How embarrassing, but thanks Angie! (I swear I looked there!)  Where can I find that Wizard?
After trimming the printed pages to fit my cards and I used a glue stick to attach them to the card.
I touched a bit of glitter here and a bit of glitter there on the print…
just enough to highlight the design.
Martha Stewart adhesives are the best, I used a glue stick to attach the music to the card and the gel adhesive to apply the glitter.
My coffee table may never be the same!
But I do love the cards!  Each one is a bit different…
On the inside of the card I glued a piece of music with Merry Christmas printed on it.
in keeping with the music theme. 
Loving them!
I also made some Shutterfly collage Christmas cards to put inside these.  I only paid $6.73 for 25 cards and can’t wait to get them.
Aren’t they cool?  I can’t wait to send them out!
I made these stickers with my Xyron to put on the outside of the envelopes.
I am linking to these great parties!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pretty Please (again) Vote for me in the Totally Green Contest!

Please go here to vote for my wool holiday trees! I made the top 6 now!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Simple No-Sew Baby Gift

Aren’t these cute?? I made four of them for my newest nephew Brady.  Shhhh, they’re for Christmas!
I made him a camo letter onesie (I bought a sheet of iron on camo material and free hand cut the letter) because….
his dad is a Marine so Brady definitely likes the camo!  And if you look closely, you can see he is making his pirate face…so the next decorated onesie is perfect too!
And what baby isn’t crabby but cute!!
or a hoot??
Anyway, the onesies were 4/$8.95 at Target and the iron ons ranged from $1.99 to $3.99 (before the coupons of course!), so this project is really quite inexpensive and is personalized too!
I am linking to these great parties!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!


Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.~~~Henry David Thoreau


Hope your travels are safe and you stay warm and well.

Hope you survive your Black Friday shopping!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wool Roses and Holly Christmas Wreath


A door prize was needed for our upcoming Christmas party at work!


I offered to make a wreath, but really didn’t have much of an idea at the time what I would do.


A few weekends ago I dug out all my wool felt and was working on these wool trees.  I kept looking at the red and green pieces and started pulling some of them aside.


That’s just a random sunsetting shot I threw in here to confuse you!  I had a wreath that I had salvaged from a pile at an auction, cleaned it up and sprayed it with a clear coat or two to freshen it up. 


I used a llama scarf and various white wool sweaters to make the white flowers, added a big red rose and a bunch of free hand cut holly leaves.


I added wool roving balls to the holly leaves and tied on a vintage wool bow.


I think it might just work!




I am linking to these great parties!


Monday, November 19, 2012

What I’ve been up to this week…


I found this great vintage burlap colored ribbon at an auction…I think I only paid $4 for each box and most of the rolls are really full.  Can’t wait to put it to some use!


Making some early Christmas presents.


I made a few garlands for my etsy shop…


I hope to get them listed today or tomorrow!


All shades of blue Christmas trees from recycled wool…you can find them here in my etsy shop!


I made a new terrarium from an old jar with a metal bail that I bought at an auction and from leftover patio plants…the jar was full of old wooden spools when I bought it!


I added one of the rock owls to keep watch over the plants.


This weekend we had to relinquish our pooch Weego back to the humane society.  She was a stray when we got her five months ago and she has become increasingly aggressive and she is a biter.  She attacked the UPS man and basically any visitors we had.  We talked to dog trainers, our vet, the humane society staff and folks at PetSmart, seems the consensus is that she will always be that way.  So, my heart breaks to take her back there…but I pray they can find a special home for her.

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She is a very sweet dog and very intelligent, loves to play fetch, loves to be petted and loved on, but she is the most aggressive little dog I have ever met!

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Beautiful sunrise…

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I did some running around at a craft show and thrift stores last weeked.

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I love this darling footed plate made from a dessert place and an inverted drink goblet.

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Tuesday evening I went to hear Maya Angelou  speak, her theme was be the rainbow in somebody’s cloud!  It was a wonderful speech and she would now and again break into song.  The picture is of a chandelier in the Missouri Theater.

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This cloche was really cute, but the price tag, not so much!  $198!! No thanks!

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Love this thought!