Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
As many of you know, I am the Artist in Residence for Shabby Cottage Studio. I absolutely love their Combo Tag Set, so I used their Paris bicycles tag to create this journal. Right now, there is a big sale going on there, so you might want to go over and stock up on images and supplies that you can use all year long! (This tag is part of a large set that has lots of gorgeous tags in it ready for immediate download after purchase.)
One more thing...If you are the first person to order something from my Etsy shop, you will receive this journal free with your purchase. I am not announcing this in my store, but rather, for my blog friends.
I hope you’re having an awesome holiday time! Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary, so this is indeed, a special week for me!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Well, it seems that the more gifts I wrap, I keep finding things I forgot I bought.
(I do that every year because I hide things too well!)
I hope that you are having a wonderful holiday season and I’m jumping for
joy because my daughter is coming for Christmas!
I’m also excited because the present I ordered for my husband didn’t look like it would make it here in time, but it arrived yesterday--yay!! (I ordered it before Thanksgiving, but it was sent internationally, hence, the delay.)
Well, I’ve got a neat story to tell you. The other day, I went online and visited my good friend Donna’s blog...She had on the most GORGEOUS hat on her blog...If you miss it, you’re really missing out because it’s fantastic and she looks so beautiful in it...
Anyway, we have unexpected company coming for Christmas, so I decided to make the little girl who is visiting a cap with a flower on the side of the brim. I started to make it and was not having lots of luck. I can do it...I just don’t like the process!
So, my husband said, “Give me that loom--I’ll make it!” He didn’t only make 1, he made 3!!! And then, he asked, “Do you want one?” Of course, that sent me scrambling for my yarn upstairs!
I found my favorite one, he made it, and then I crocheted a flower and put coffee-stained cheese cloth on it so it looks vintage...I couldn’t wait to show you his creation!!
Oh--and one more thing...My apologies that my house isn’t Shabby Chic with all pink! But, I love Christmas colors...No, let me re-phrase that--I wait to see Christmas colors not only at home, but all around the city! I think it is the happiest time of year!
My Christmas giveaway is still in full-swing, so if you haven't signed up to enter, just scoot down to the next post.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I have been blessed by the kindness of so many friends who have surprised me with their friendship--and lovely gifts that came in the mail this week!
It gave me a chance to do some digital scrap booking so I could share it with all of you.
Donna sent a completely amazing art kit, an antique Victorian ornament, and the most beautiful Christmas bulb that she made (I wish you could see it in person)...it went immediately on my tree!
It’s not even Christmas yet and I am so blessed with these lovely surprises and I am overwhelmed with gratitude. More than that, I am grateful for their friendship and the friendship of so many of you...it means more than words can say.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
A large wicker buggy seemed an ideal spot to make the tussie
mussies feel at home too.
Wishing you all a Happy Holiday season!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
This “Seaside Dreams” garland was created for a friend of mine--Debbie at Love of the Sea. If you love the beach, then you’ll love visiting her blog!
I used coordinating paper in beige and light sage green with 2 separate patterns--one is striped and the other is a small plaid. It worked perfectly for a “beach-themed” piece. Click on each picture to see more detail.
If you’ve got an entire day to devote to making one, they’re really fun! Here are the directions.
- Cut out tags the size you would like (mine are large.) Back them with card stock.
- Choose and print out graphics that you want to use. (Mine were all done in sepia.)
- Decorate the tags and lay out the design. (This part is what takes the longest.)
- Punch a hole at the top of each tag and put ribbon through it. (I used beige organza.)
- Use clothespins to attach to long ribbon--you’re done! (I also added tulle fabric.)