Wednesday, December 30, 2009

~Sewing, Cleaning, Reading~

Now that the mad rush of Christmas is over
what have you been doing?
I've been cleaning my Studio, sewing, reading..
Most days I tend to jump from one thing to another
and yesterday was no different.
I was organizing my studio & came across a pile of scraps
(& my favorite photo transfer of my Grandkids)
So I stopped what I was doing
& started to put together a spring bag with them..
Give this simple project a try..
I used the fabric scraps as they were
added some vintage pink ric rac
lined bag with white fabric
added 2 inside pockets
and a long strap..Viola!
Instead of a purse why not make
a lingerie bag
or clothes pin bag..
or how about plastic bag holder?
Have fun and enjoy!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

~I made paper snow flakes!~

studio window
living room window
Mary's paper snow flakes
my paper snowflakes
 I decided to add paper snow flakes
 to my cottage windows
 I checked out YouTube for help..
 found this guy
***SEE video below please***
With paper & scissors in hand
I went to work..and could not stop!
What fun & such a great stress reliever too.
You may want to give them a try, they are so easy to do.
Note: use scrap-booking glue dots on snow flakes
to add to windows, packages, trees, wreaths. Have fun!
~Happy Holidays~

Friday, December 18, 2009

~Night at the pink cotton candy cottage LOL~

I took these photos of my front porch
this evening 5:45 PM est Ohio
Oh my guess it does look like the "cotton candy cottage"
just like my daughter says :-}

~photos of past Christmas decorations~

I made the above stockings from
an old matelasse bedspread & antique lace
Some of the photo charms on this white tree
I made using solider & glass..

some of the above houses
my grandchildren & I made

this tree was upstairs in grandchildrens room
a few years ago
I love this tree!
photo taken Dec. 2008
My pink cottage
looks the same this year as in these past photos..
except I added a pink tree & a large
pink painted wood sled to the front porch

pink wreath with pink lights

pink Santa I made from
an antique ironing board

I found this old sled at a flea market for a few dollars
& painted it pink
my wood, plaster, and ceramic Santa's.. fun to make!

I made the above "Sunbonnet girl" stocking in 1982
the year I moved into my cottage
I used them last year..

I made these Carnival stockings using photos
of my grandchildren
I made from an old chenille bedspread

stocking made from old 40s tablecloth
These are all old photos...