Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Framed Christmas Ornaments

 I don't know about you but thanksgiving is my favorite...
It means the start of the holidays with Christmas far enough away that there is no panic....Yet!!
(Although this year, Christmas is a tad to close)
This is the weekend I want my house all clean and ready to put out the Christmas decorations
Have a little crafting party of course!!

So I thought I's share with you something we did last year.
(I plan on making snow globes this Black Friday...Maybe I should call it White Friday)!..Hee Hee

This was a fun, simple and inexpensive projects with...Well...

Absolutely lovey results!!

I pick up frames everywhere I go, but you can always get cheep ones at the Good Will....

The first thing we did is paint the frames white.
Then using a pencil we dipped the eraser into paint and added the dots...
There is two ways to add glitter you can paint the frame with glue and then sprinkle with glitter or use a glitter spray...Your call.

Next step is to embellish...
Olivia cut holly leaves out of card stock and painted buttons to look like peppermint candy...
she's so creative!!

Add a bow....

Hang you bulbs using ribbon...

And your done!!
It's the perfect way to display those stand out bulbs that would just get lost on your tree!!

Happy Holidays!!!

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What...Not Crafting?!?

I have not done much crafting the last couple of weeks....for a couple of reasons..

Fist of all my daughters High School Volleyball team went to State and finished 5th...


This one my favorite picture...The group bump.  :)  What a high energy, very competitive team but at the same time they are the nicest group of girls you will ever meet!!

Not to mention most of them are on the honor roll at school...Impressive!

Thank you so much Harry McConnell....
He is the most wonderful photographer and such a kind person...Him and his wife volunteer their time to capture moments in time that these girls( and their family) will never forget.

But enough about Volleyball....
(Can't believe I just said that)

Second of all I have been trying to clean and organize ...
  The truth is I'm a very sloppy artist...
When I''m creating I spread stuff threw-out the house...
And I do mean everywhere!!!

So This year I deiced to tidy up before Thanksgiving ...
Kind-of  an early holiday gift to myself and my family...
And I am proud to say...
My office is clean
The back/storage room is done
The mud room is clean
and the Bonus Room/Studio is..
Well getting there.  :)

But no worries I do have some projects to share...
So stay won't want to miss these!!

Vintage TV turned Fish Tank
Holiday Frames
Snow Globes
 Christmas Stockings
Up-cycled Jewelry (kind-of loving these)...
Well you'll just have to wait and see.  :)

One more piece of exciting news....I will be a contributor for the month of December at :

They have "Junkin Jewels" feature every 2nd Tuesday of the month...Check it out
and have
Happy Thanksgiving!!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Burlap Pumpkins and Gift Bags

I promised I'd share these with you a long time ago...Opps...Sorry!!
I just got busy on other things and forgot...But I'm on it now and you still have time to make them for Thanksgiving!!

I think they would make lovely hostess gifts or use them in you own Autumn decorations!!

I sold them at the Market...but to be honest I didn't have very many made (I sold out)...just ran out of time!
(By the way isn't my little squirrel cute??  I got him at Walmart...Cheap). 

Danielle over at Thompson Family has such a lovely tutorial on making fabric pumpkins, I'm going to send you there to get the how to's;  Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

I got the idea for the gift bags from Craftberry Bush...She has a delightful blog; just full of inspiration!!  If you don't follow her your really missing out.  :)  Her Blog is HERE.

Walmart had mums for a dollar...what is it with me and Walmart today??

Anyway I made my first bags to hold the little pot of mums, but then I got smart and deiced to make them just a tad bigger so one could put a small mason jar inside and use it as a vase.

These were so simple and fun to make plus you could make them for any season just by changing the stamped fabric in front.

So here's what I did;

                            1.)  Cut little squares out of muslin 2" X 2" and then stamped them
                                   with rubber stamps using acrylic paints and different fall designs.

                            2.)  Cut a piece pf burlap 14 X 7" 

                            3.)   Sew on patch with Zig-Zag stitch...

                            4.)  Fold the long edge down 1" and iron

                            5.) Fold right side together  and sew down side and bottom

                            6.)  Turn right side out and press...Ta DA... Your done!

Wouldn't these be cute with holly leaves or snowflakes stamped on them?!?

Well.....Thanks for stopping by!

I will be linking up to the parties on my side bar!  :)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Chalkboard Table and Chairs

Well I finished those chairs I picked up to go with the chalkboard table...
If you recall I painted the table last year. (you can find it here).  But it never sold...So I decided to get rid of the pink and paint some chairs to match...hoping it might sell for a playroom.

The chairs had a heavy coat of varnish...or something like I painted them with a coat of oil based primmer first.

Below is the before picture ( along with some other goodies I found).

I must say chairs are a pain in the rear to paint!!  But I persevered and was happy with the end results.

I added turquoise stripes to match the table and then stenciled on the words Play and Have Fun on one and Dream, Create and Draw on the other...Okay to be honest I can't really remember what  I wrote on that one for sure and my pictures aren't very good...but you get the idea...I hope!

I also painted the back of the chairs with chalkboard.....

Here they are at the market.

I wish I had gotten better pics but I finished them the day before we had to set up so I am amazed that I took any at all!  Do you want to know the funniest thing is??  The chairs sold but not the table...What the heck??? Guess I'll be looking for more chairs!  :)

Thanks for visiting and know that I will be linking up to many of the parties on my side bar. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

On an Autumn Day in Poulsbo

I don't often post family pictures....But the other day was such I perfect day, I just HAD to share.  :)

My niece and her sweet little family came over to "help" us rake leaves.

We had a delightful time!!

Do you remember how much fun a dry pile of leaves were??

Gavin and Cash do!!!

We couldn't keep Cash out...He kept hiding his rocks in it....Goofy dog!  :)

Caylee wasn't convinced the leaves were that much fun but her brother sure enjoyed them.

One T got out the leaf blower....

And of course Gavin HAD to give it a try!!

We put goggles on to protect Gavin's eyes while he was getting "blown".

Cash didn't mind...He had his rock....

Cassy and Caylee stayed out of the way...Smart move!!

Doesn't Angle blends in nicely with the leaves?

Thanks for letting me share.
I hope your enjoying your fall too!



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