Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
So, I will be back soon girls with hopefully something fun to talk about, not the plague!
Have a fun New Year's! I am planning on a quiet but nice one!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
This is a story about our little beagle Oreo and her love of her Christmas collar.
Marissa and I spotted a cute red felt collar at Target in the dollar section ($2.50) for our pup Oreo and thought she would look cute in it for the holidays.
We couldn't wait to put it on her so on it went right when we got home. We really didn't know how much she loved it until it started to fall apart and Grandma took it off to see if she could repair it. Oreo whined and nudged her collar with her nose to get Grandma to put it back on. While it was being repaired, Oreo sadly went over to her pillow and sulked. The minute she got it back she ran around happily wagging her tail.... It was hard to believe she was really that affected by her collar until it really started to shred......
Here is the photo:
It now was around the top of her chest....Hmmm.... "Maybe the elastic was old"
And here is the side view
Well, we are off to Christmas shop when hubby gets home at noon today. I think one stop will be at the fabric store for some new elastic...
Have a happy friday! karen.....
Sunday, December 14, 2008
In our house we have a very traditional christmas decor. I would love to have a shabby christmas room but since we don't have a den, we will stick to all our many loved christmas treasures because they are very special. I am fortunate to know many creative people and have many handmade items that I cherish.
This quilt was given to me by my great aunt. Her sister made it-all handstitched.
We just got the tree up tonight and I will just show you a couple of our treasured handmade ornaments. Of course we have all the wonderful child made ornies from the kids...Only a couple of our photos turned out and I need to go to bed so I will show you some special one's that did turn out.
This beautiful angel was made by a family member who moved up to Northern Calif. and since we don't see her much, we still have wonderful memories of our get-togethers over the years...Love you Sharon
And this little bootie was hand appliqued, hand embroidered and beaded by a wonderful lady that I adopted as my grandma when I was a child. Each year I put a branch of our christmas tree in it to smell the next year.
Now, on to my mom's Santa collection. Here are just a few:
And a few more:
Here is a quilt she made for Ben when he was a baby and pillows she made for each of the kids a couple years later:
And here is Marissa's quilt:
This is just a little vignette, I love this doll with the seed pod hair:
Here are the kids stockings hanging on the front door. My mom made them big enough to put them in when they were babies..oh the memories!
Here are some sweet angels. They will be nestled among angel hair with twinkling white lights...just haven't finished yet!
And here is my favorite angel, she was given to my mom from my dad one christmas:And my last picture has a special story with it:
In November 2 years ago, my dad was living in a nursing home. He had too many health problems for my mom to be able to care for him anymore. He was a brilliant man but at this time he had suffered from so many strokes that he could not longer remember the proper words for things.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Well, I think it came out really nice this year...and I didn't even feel like I needed that Xanex that I keep meaning to ask my doctor for! The one hitch was I forgot to buy flowers.....OOooops! We only had two roses that were nice so I went shopping in my friends yard.... Some limes, a crown of a succulent, some pretty flowers off of her porch and some cute white berry thingies added to a couple of mini pumpkins from halloween and a millinery rose and I think it came out pretty cute! Take that 1-800-flowers!!! I did it all on my own at the last minute. The kids got a Ceramic Rooster and a little pumpkin wreath surrounding it which I found at the 99 cent store! Frugal to boot!
On Saturday, I was on a mission to find a 3 tiered plate thingy for our big Christmas celebration, something I have wanted for a while. Well, after going to Macy's, Crate and Barrel and Marshall's, I swung into TJ Maxx for one last try and found this brushed silver stand! It fits any plates you like in it and cost me only 10 bucks! I was thrilled! Here are my weekend creations - some matchbox ornaments which will be going to my etsy tomorrow.....
I know this post is all over the place....Kinda like my mind, I never know where it will go... My cute girlie got her hair cut yesterday. She is not sure she likes it yet but I love it. I wanted to take a picture of her and she refused but when I wasn't looking, she took the camera and snapped this silly picture so here ya go!
She is wearing a curler cover from probably the 40's that I bought for the flowers and she swiped.
She cut off approx. 11 inches and is sending it to Locks for Love. Something she has wanted to do for a while...all her own idea! I love this girl!
Have a great start to your week, do something for someone else if you can...we all need to start somewhere!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
We also had a christmas card swap. We had Bea's altered postcard, which is really cool, Tonie's pretty and traditional card, Arah's Christmas Skull card, Robin made a beautiful diorama ornament and I made a matchbox ornie.
Here is a close-up of Robin's project. I just love it! She will be putting some up for sale on her etsy soon!
Well, I am off! Gotta go start all the preparations for Thanksgiving. Mom got out and made some of our glassware sparkle so I just had to take a picture to share.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Miniature Santas and Mrs Claus, fur trees, plastic tree and candle picks, a cute little elf and a flock of angels.... most of these goodies will be finding their way into my etsy shop!
How could I pass up that sweet face? Hope you had a great weekend.... I will be posting soon when I update my etsy shoppe!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I showed it to my mom and she didn't say much but that night she asked me to pick out the fabric and help cut out circles..... I jumped at the opportunity! (my sewing skills are non-existent!) We decided on red and white so we can put it out at Valentines also...I'm so excited! Here it is in the making:
I think it looks yummy!
Happy Wednesday! hugs! karen.....
Friday, November 14, 2008
Hope your weekend starts off great!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The bottles were a "gift". A friend at work said, "I have some slips from my mother in law that I thought you might want the lace off and then there is this... don't be offended," she said and opened this little treasure! Offended???? They are perfume bottles with crowns for tops...I was giddy! The little square powder bottle is darling also, I think it will go into a bottle set for my etsy.
Well, I had two close-ups of the hat and bottles but blogger doesn't seem to want me to put them on tonite. I guess I will try again another time!
Have a great night! karen.....
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
An inspiration set with a handpainted cup and some wonderful supplies
A darling frozen charlotte doll:
Now, on to finishing my christmas goodies for the shop!