Thursday, December 24, 2009

Well it looks as if our "little girls" who aren't so little any more were on the nice list?? Hey am I kidding, to be them! It's Christmas everyday for them. They are given their every whim. It's pretty sad when their asked what they want for Christmas and they don't know. I know, it's because they already have anything they want! But Santa will be "nice to them again this yr. They are good girls, good grades, polite manners, good hearts. Chelsea, Santa does know about that fender bender~Looks like we will be getting a white Christmas this yr. in southeast Kansas!! In about an hr. it's suppose to let loose with some flakes. We are under a severe winter warning. I see all you girls pics with snow covered roofs already. We here haven't had a white Christmas for yrs. I am headed to Blockbuster for the movie and need to get the turkey in this evening. I think we will try to make our way into church with Taylor's boyfriends family for a candlelight service tonight.
May you all have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Yr. with your!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells

Well we are off for Christmas break, two wks! I had made a list of things I wanted to accomplish and I have started on it. Yea! One of the things was to switch out my pie safe for all the odds and ends I had in it to include mainly my old zinc lid jar collection. Ok I had the TV on Hoarders that show that features all the people that collect uncontrollably. I told my husband if I come home with another old jar just to shoot me!

This is not even all of them but I want to save the lower shelf for a collection of old tins I have started. I filled them with staples i had in the cupboard.

I have purchased a few new gentlemen for my many trees I have this yr. I seem to have mostly the Honey and ME collection. I just love them.

I found a local restaurant that had many of them for sale. This little gal has cute decorations and her house is darling.

They will live happily on my trees!!

I stuck a few in some garland I have on the coffee table along with a flame less pillar candle I discovered at Hobby Lobby.

This cute little pail I found at a flea market on sale for $7. I added a to and from prim tag to it for the holidays!

and I splurged for this old child skate board for $25. I didn't want to pay that much but I know I could use it under the tree and all yr really. I love the old rust wheels.

Added a new picture of Taylor to the fireplace.

The Hoosier cabinet in the kitchen I added some new garland.

My main goal for the day after is some new garland. I see many of you ladies have the real thing gracing your tables and cabinets. I don't have the luxury of running out my backdoor and clipping some from a pine tree much here in Kansas. So I am on the look out for some realistic greenery this Dec. 26th.

This little tree sits in a cheese box on my kitchen window sill with a couple of old enamelware lids.

More greenery on the entry table.

And surprise I must have added another few pics of the pie safe. Well I think today I will get my sweet potato pie ready for the oven. The turkey is defrosting in the fridge. I'll wait on the two cheese cakes and the salads. Everyone is coming here for Christmas dinner. May you all have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year with yours.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Last minute projects

Hey, this is a late night post. I took a picture of a couple pillows and a matching candle hugger that I made up to take to school today. I literaly sold them before I got them to the break room. It was actually the second sleigh bells pillow I had sold. I sold the first one in the parking lot to a teacher before getting into the building. So I made another one along with the Santa pillow and sold them today along with a matching candle. I have two more orders to get done before Monday. I'm hoping for 4 pillows made before Mon. I'm out of muslin and need to get to Hobby Lobby tomorrow( guess that would be today now) Just picked up the daughter and her boyfriend and took the boyfriend home. My house looks so pretty with only the Christmas lights on! Well Ill try to post the pics of what I get done this weekend. Need to finish up my shopping on Sat. just a few last minute things to get.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sleigh Bell Ring..

This is a new sign board I stenciled up. I have it sitting on the old dresser in the living rm. I love the garland of jingle bells around it.
I made a Santa and wrapped a sash of gingham with a bell. It sits on the table in the dining rm.

We are off shopping today so this is a short post.

And finally a pillow I put together. I may take it up to my booth. I have done extremely well over the holiday season so far. The owner has called a couple times and ask for more of this or that, as I had sold items. It keeps me too busy though between running a teen here and there and work. Sat at a basketball game for Taylors cheering and the nieces game and boys game for 6 hrs. We won, it was a great boys game!! Happy Saturday Shopping!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas Time Is Here...

The inside of my house is somewhat mostly done. The outside still looks fallish. The sweet potato pie is in the oven, the cherry cheese cakes are chilling in the fridge and the salad is ready. This tree in the living rm has a old black hat theme. Lots of snowmen with the tall black hat topping the tree.
This grouping is to the right of our fireplace. I love to display in my collection of ice cream freezers. Some wooden candy canes drape this tree along with the candy striped snowman.

On top of the dresser in the living rm sits the snowman with a prim lantern. He sits on an old makeover stool

Thanks for the hints on the old tin taper lantern I had been looking to purchase. I found a place that still had them and I got it in the mail. Now I almost wish I had ordered two!

These couple of lazy guys sit to the left of the fireplace on another makeover stool and I just love them! A couple of sampled pillows cozied up in an old crock, next to some dried sunflowers.

I tried a pair of Santa's long johns on the front door this yr. I will have another pair in the laundry rm. but I kind of like this.

Some greenery and lights nestled up onto of the TV cabinet along with some Kansas sunflowers in a jar, a few wire baskets and a wooden house. It looks so pretty at night all light up.

This tree is in the dining room/entry way. It has a stocking full of goodies at the base of the old crate.

Many of my trees have these small coffee tags dangling from the branches. I enjoyed making them and thinking of different wintery saying to put on them.

Love them!

My old ladder is full of some of my graniteware I collect. Old Santa is here to greet anyone at the door. I placed an old screen behind the ladder and I love little trees in any crock. I wrapped some old rusty wire around the mouth of the crock to give it a prim look.

This tree is in a large crock outside my laundry rm in the kitchen. Just decorated with some old coffee stained muslin and tags. Well I need to get around and head over to my parents house here soon to help Mom. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! God love all of us that WILL be out there tomorrow shopping! Yea!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Semi-Formal Pictures

Can you say group hug! Here are some pics of the kids going to semi formal last night. Ok, I did go ahead and put up some trees and lights. It started with the mantle and it just grew! I ended up putting up all the trees with lights, no Christmas yet just a wintery scene.
They all had a great time. She said they danced the night away! Sail Away was the theme. Here is Taylor and her boyfriend Sidney.

Don't they make a nice looking couple!!

They had dinner reservations at 6:30 at a local Italian restaurant. Then onto the dance at 8:00. This is one of her best friends. They started preschool together and have remained best friends since. Love ya Whitley! and her date Evan.

He leaves on Sunday for Mississippi for a family reunion during the Thanksgiving break. She will be so sad not to see him all week. Thank God for texting hu?? What did we ever do before that!
Thanks for letting me brag.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Im looking to buy...

Does any of your ladies out there with shops have any of these candle scoops to sell me. I have been looking for one. I am wanting the taper grungy candle to go with it!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I'm so ready for Christmas decorating

but.. Taylor is attending a semi formal dance on Friday night and her and her boyfriend and another couple are coming over at 6 on Fri along with their parents to take pictures in front of our fireplace that is decorated for fall. Ill post pics of them!!!!
I haven't posted for awhile but I haven't been idle! I have a number of stitches made up. Last night I finished up on one of these and will make a few pillows of of them.

I took a spin off of My God Jar and made a few snack, dog treat and cookie jars to sell at school and my booth.

I have had request for some candle wraps to be sold separate at me booth so I made up a few this weeks. Along with a pillow and some candle mats. I have had the sampler done just didn't have it framed until last night.

Another stitched I have done. I like this one, maybe it won't sell and I'll keep this one! Mike was gone last night with his brother and nephew to buy a new motorcycle in Joplin Missouri. Taylor also spent the night in Joplin. Her and a best friend celebrated the friends birthday buy shopping all day. She came home with a pair of very holey jeans, a pair of Ugh boots and a very cute long gray sweater from Hollister. Anyway with them gone I got alot done last night.

I have had these table runners done for a few days too. I love the black. I think they will sell well at my booth. I have gone in and switched out the fall things for a few winter and Christmas items. It's going pretty good.

I have pulled down a few Christmas trees every time I come down from my craft room. I bought another pencil tree yesterday at Hobby Lobby for behind my dining rm table. Last yr. I used a lg and med. size pencil tree grouped together and didn't use my big Christmas tree. I really liked it. So I think I will try that again this yr.

Some of my little trees I place around my fireplace and here and there.

And then the mass of stuff I have collected. I try to hit a local downtown crafty store every yr the day after Christmas so the following yr. I have many new Christmas treasures to display! Its so fun to get it all out and think Oh I have this to use this yr!!! So after the pictures on Fri. I will begin to decorate. We are having Thanksgiving at my moms this yr. She just got new carpeting this week. And I will have Christmas at my house. Well I need to go to the grocery store and I want to start on some holiday signs. I will post the pics of Taylor and her friends for semi formal next weekend. Have a great week!