Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
happylovesrosie (it may take it a minute to load)
pyrexlove (I am freaking out over this blog!! I saw a TON of this Pyrex at an antique store with my mother last weekend.)
posy (I want to LIVE in her house!)
Anna Maria Horner-Seams To Me
Jane Brocket-The Gentle Art of Domesticity
Alicia Paulson-Stitched In Time
Lena Corwin-Printing By Hand
Deborah Needleman-Domino The Book Of Decorating
Oh, I almost forgot, here are some of the Christmas goodies I made that I was not able to post until after Christmas:
Oil Cloth placemats for my mother:
Recipe card holders with my favorite recipes for my Aunt. It was her hostess gift since we spent Christmas Eve at her house.
Oh, and during the Christmas crafting, I got hungry. I owe my brother-in-law more of his favorite candy...I ate it in the midst of gift wrapping. Since he won't be arriving until tomorrow evening, I think that gives me plenty of time to stock up. Oh was it tasty! I now know why it is his favorite.
Since I have been crafting so much, I guess I felt like I could not stop. So, after Christmas day festivities with my parents, I came home and recovered the kitchen table chairs with left some of the oil cloth I had left over. I love it!
This Christmas was very special indeed. Everyone was so generous, I was just not expecting that for some reason. So much thought and effort was put into everything.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
There is still more to complete but...maybe I am really starting to see the light. I know I already said that several posts ago. I seriously don't know what I was seeing because I was in total darkness. But this time, 2 days before Christmas, there is light. I go with my bad self!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
If you can see, the center piece decoration has glass Christmas ornaments in it. My mom gave me this center piece and this year I decided to jazz it up by adding the ornaments. Cedella, the kitty to the right, is obsessed with shiny objects and kept knocking them out of the center piece. So, I got smart and hot glued them to it. Ha! She has not broken a glass ball since!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I finished up the Christmas tree sugar cookie ornaments.
While I was looking through Etsy, I came across the cutest pine cone ornaments with felt balls on them. I just had to have one for myself. I had pine cones and I also had some roving so I went to town!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
In memory of the old farm days, I made breakfast this morning while watching the parade. I thought it would be fun to make piggies in a blanket. It was nothing in comparison to the farm breakfast, but I had fun doing it. Jeff even watched the parade. I was surprised because he does not really get into holidays and stuff. I guess I am finally rubbing off on him after all these years.
So, to continue in the spirit of baking, I also made these pumpkin cookies. I was inspired by Amy Karol. The recipe is fabulous! I have never tasted a more fabulous cookie. This one, I think I may make every year. I bet that darn squirrel would like it. Maybe I will leave a few out for him. I guess it is kinda like leaving cookies out for Santa except the squirrel does not leave gifts when he visits.
Happy Thanksgiving to all and I hope many happy memories are made!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I also worked on a a felt clutch for my Etsy site. I love the colors, I think it looks a bit Vintage, even though it is not. I used some 100% wool felt that I had and fabric from Anna Maria Horner's line.
I was busy but still did not get enough done! It is full speed ahead in order to get everything done by deadline!