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!