Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Beautiful Stocking

Hi everyone!  I'm so embarrassed.  With the hustle and bustle of last week, I never posted the pictures I took of my beautiful stocking from the Joli Paquet stocking swap made by Kana.  Isn't it beautiful!  I love the silky, mauve ruffles at the top and the cute snowman image (I love these vintage snowman images).  I'm going to keep my stocking up in my craft room just like Kana.  Who says I have to take it down after Christmas right?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sweet Sister & Cards

Hi everyone!  Just a few more days until Christmas!  Are you ready?  I just finished the Christmas shopping and now I just have to buy the roast!  I'm not going to say "I can't wait until it's over", because I do like this time of the year, the decorations, music, family, and food.  I don't know about anyone else, but I don't want to put away my Christmas craft box, there's still too many things I want to make, but ran out of time!  Anyway, isn't the Tim Holtz like shadow box below super cute?  My sweet and super talented sister made this for me.  I just love it!  Thanks Kris!  Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Creating and Decorating

Happy Sunday everyone!  It's horrendous here in Northern Illinois.  The wind is howling and the snow is blowing.  I keep going outside to make sure my birdfeeders are stocked.  What we do for our feathered friends!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a snowday tomorrow!  Here are a few more things I just finished and some more decorating photos.  Enjoy the rest of this cold, snowy day!

 I love making these boxes!

I call this Christmas in a jar.

I saw this Bible idea on someone blog.  I'm sorry, spent 20 minutes looking for this blog, but I couldn't find.  Anyone know whose original idea this was?

Apothecary jar with snow, artichokes, and pine cone

This is my Northwoods Christmas area.

I love this Chickadee match holder I found at Kane County Flea Market

Bedroom Dresser


Saturday, December 4, 2010

More Christmas Projects

Here are a few projects I have been working on.  I just love creating stuff for Christmas!  Now off to bed!  My brother and I are going to hit Kane County Flea Market in the morning.  Have a great rest of the weekend everyone!

This metal looking plate below was dirty and rusty when I bought it at the flea market.  I painted it white and dabbed pink and green to it.  I also sprinkled some glass glitter on it.  I love the vintage French Santa photo!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Projects

Here are a few more projects that I have been working on.  I'm not sure where I'm going to hang the Noel sign.  It's a great feeling using what's in your stash.

I love glass glitter!  I bought these plain chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby.  I spray painted the letters silver and added the glass glitter and the metal snowflakes to the bottom of the letters.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Decorating

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I just finished some inside Christmas decorating.  Ladies, show some of your favorite Christmas decorating on your blogs!  Here are some of my favorites.  I also wanted to thank Brenda at Cozy Little House for featuring me on her blog!

I just love my white Christmas tree!  When there is no other lights on in my front room, it looks stunning!

My pretty Christmas angels!

I'm obsessed with mercury glass!  It looks so pretty with the snow princess.

I love these glittery houses!

Here are some extra ornaments with a small, silver tree.

A canvas that I made last year

Some more Christmas figures

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Bottles

Good evening ladies!  Has anyone started their Christmas crafting yet, or better yet their decorating?  The decorating starts Sunday and I have already started my holiday crafting.  I started with a few bottles and I'm in the process of making a banner and a vintage looking plaque.  I'm not quite sure if I wanted to sell my wares on Etsy yet.  I think it's a confidence thing.........................Is there any Etsy sellers that could give a newbie some tips?  Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Altered Mirror

Happy Friday!  I have been putting this project off for so long and I finally finished it!  I removed some of the silver from this garbage picked mirror and Modge Podged some pretty papers to the back.  I would like to hang it somewhere, but there is no holes for me to wire it.  I guess I could drill holes, but knowing me, I would just end up breaking the glass.  Any ideas?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Good evening everyone!  Just a few more things for Halloween.

My mom brought over these adorable cakes.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Poison Bottles & Canvas

Good evening everyone! Yes,  I'm still creating Halloween stuff :).  I took 3 bottles that I bought for a quarter a piece at Hobby Lobby.  I used stuff from my stash and I  played around with my soldering iron.  I just love creating stuff with canvas.  I sprayed the metal numbers with alcohol inks and glued them to pattern paper.  Something different.  For the last canvas, I think it's fun to think that this family is descendants from one of the first families of Salem, MA.  I love old pictures and cabinet cards.  When my sister and I are at an antique shop and we come across old photos, we make up are own stories about them.  Have a great night ladies!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chandelier, Scarecrow, & Pumpkins

Good evening everyone!  I bought this chandelier last year and I finally got around to doing something about it.  I  just dry brushed some black paint on the chandelier and the fake tapers.  I love how it turned out!  I'm normally not a fan of store bought scarecrows, but I kind of liked the one I found for $6.99 at Ace Hardware.  The hanging pumpkin plaque I found at Sid's Garden Center in Bolingbrook, IL.  Have a great night all!