Tuesday, December 27, 2011

What a wonderful Christmas...



I made this red and white scarf by combining different yarns, I love the big white "snowball" yarn. This was made for my granddaughter for Christmas, I think they are sooo cute! And since this scarf didn't require knitting or crocheting anyone can make these!

I had a wonderful Christmas with my family and although I am tired from all the baking, cooking and ho ho hoing I don't want it to end... I still have some craft projects that I had started and didn't get to finish that were intended for gift for a special someone. I also started some projects were just things that I liked and wanted to do just because! Every year I intend to start to work on my crafts sooner but I am more apt to wait until Christmas draws near to feel the inspiration. Do you do that too? And of course with Pinterest and all you talented bloggers the ideas that come to me are never ending. My head is constantly a buzz with idea after idea... make all the noise in there go away, lol! So even though Christmas is over I'm really going to see if I can stay inspired and work on those crafts that I wanted to get done and then I'll be ready for Christmas next year! Ya right, good luck with that, huh?

I hope you all had a magical Christmas and hope that Santa was good to you too!




Wednesday, December 21, 2011

You Better Not Pout...


I'm working hard to get through my list in time for Christmas. I hope I made it on Santa's Nice list and I wish the same for you!

Merry Christmas!




Monday, December 19, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hark The Herald Angel's sing...



I made these faux pine window decoration's long ago and have enjoyed them season after season. The old fashioned candle adds a realistic charm to this piece. The little porcelain angel's were a find years ago at the Christmas Tree Shop. I love how they hold onto the candle and their little faces glow in the light. I tucked in some icy beaded picks along with some berry's and shiny red ornaments. The glow from this centerpiece inside and outside my window is very sweet and I love them more each year. It is so cute to walk up to my house and see them sitting in a frosty window.





I hope my window arrangement's will inspire you to try something different this year!




Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Red and Green Christmas Headstone Topper...





Each year as we all begin to celebrate the Christmas season I always make wreaths or cemetery stone toppers for our loved ones who are no longer with us. I have always enjoyed making each piece special and this year was no different. I also had many orders for wreaths and stone toppers this year. When I take an order for a cemetery piece I like to ask each client to tell me a little about "their" loved one and what was special to them. I then create a piece that is unique, that also has meaning to the family and I like to add a photo of their loved one to the topper. It may take me a few hours to make a topper but I enjoy each moment of it knowing that this may be the only item that someone can give to a loved one that is no longer here. My customer's are so kind and usually are quite emotional when they come to pick up their topper or wreath. A little bit of me goes into my work and I think they can feel that as well.
This topper was made for a dad, it was made to honor him for the Holidays. I used the traditional red and green Christmas colors for this arrangement. I really think it came out beautifully...





Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cemetery Stone Topper for Christmas...

Each year as we all begin to celebrate the Christmas season I always make wreaths or cemetery stone toppers for our loved ones who are no longer with us. I have always enjoyed making each piece special and this year was no different. I also had many orders for wreaths and stone toppers this year. When I take an order for a cemetery piece I like to ask each client to tell me a little about "their" loved one and what was special to them. I then create a piece that is unique, that also has meaning to the family and I like to add a photo of their loved one to the topper. It may take me a few hours to make a topper but I enjoy each moment of it knowing that this may be the only item that someone can give to a loved one that is no longer here. My customer's are so kind and usually are quite emotional when they come to pick up their topper or wreath. A little bit of me goes into my work and I think they can feel that as well. This topper was made for a mom and a dad, it was made to honor them for the holiday's. The blue used in this piece were the colors the couple had used for their wedding. I really think it came out beautifully...

I love the sparkle of the silver ornaments mixed with the silver poinsettia's blossoms. I also accented this piece with silver berries.



The back of the stone topper is as pretty as the front!

I joined in the Christmas Blogger Block Party, please stop by to see what the others are sharing today!











Friday, December 9, 2011

Pink Tree for a Little Fun...








Every girl needs to have a little pink in her life, right? About 5 years ago my niece was going to be turning 16 shortly after Christmas. I thought this would be the perfect time to make a special tree just for her. I decided to purchase a small pre-lit tree that came in a pretty white ceramic container. I found all different kinds of make up products in miniature sizes; eye shadows, eye pencils, lip gloss, lip stick, nail files, etc. I glued some sheer pink ribbon to each product and attached them to the branches of the tree. I added a pretty pink ombre bow that I made with wired ribbon and for the tree "topper" I added a sweet sequined make up bag filled with pink make up brushes!
My niece loved her special gift and I had so much fun coming up with the design for her tree. I still have all the items that I had purchased knowing that I would want to make another tree for my granddaughter when she was old enough to enjoy it. I guess I should get busy and start pulling out all the girly items I have and make another tree. This would also be a perfect gift for a hair stylist or a nail technician to place in their shops. I have way too little time for all the ideas swirling around in my head. Have you any special projects that you are working on for a loved one this Christmas?



I joined Beverly for Pink Saturday and I also joined in at The Christmas Blogger Block Party, please stop by and see what others are sharing for the Holidays!













Sunday, December 4, 2011

Frosty the Snowman "Hat" Centerpiece...


Today I decided to join Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday it's been so long since I've been able to join in the fun. I am also linking up with Courtney at A Thoughtful Place for her Christmas Cheer Link party and with Terri at Artful Affirmations for her Deck The Halls Sunday party!

I found these
adorable woven "Frosty" hat baskets and just had to make some centerpieces with them. If you are lucky enough you can find the baskets at Michael's but not in my area, as I bought every single one of them! Yep that's me when I find something I love I buy them all!
They really came out
adorable, I used fresh pine, tiny bulbs on picks, snowflakes, sweet checked bow and a cute little snowman. I added lots and lots of glitter for the "frosty" effect and I am very pleased with how they came out. I'm sure they won't be around long... not because they are going to "melt" away but because my friends will scoop them up and buy them for gifts for their friends and family. So what are your favorite things to make during the Holiday Season?





Close up of "Frosty"...



Close up of "Frosty"...



Please be sure to visit Susan , Courtney and Terri to see what everyone else is sharing today!