Friday, December 22, 2006

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, finally!

Thank goodness that we finally have enough snow to make a snowman! It may not be a lot of snow, but it's enough to give us a White Christmas. I also have pix of some of my Xmas deco. in the house. The top pic is my large white feather tree in the upstairs living room. It is decorated in silver, gold and pastel blue. The small feather tree is in the kitchen. My decorating theme has changed slightly, so I'm still trying to figure out how I want everything. Have decided to do the traditional tree downstairs in a tartan/Scottish them (a tribute to the Duncan heritage). It's not quite perfect, but by next year will be great. Will try and take more pix of decorations to post. Laurie:)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Sabrina's Christmas pic

This is a pic I took of Sabrina to send out with Christmas cards. It probably would have been easier to get her picture taken professionally. She always gives me goofy smiles. But I wanted to spend that money on presents, so decided to give it a try. Well, after much frustration and cursing (under my breath), this was the last pic I took. It's not bad, although she insisted on wearing her hat. This is the hat that she has worn everyday for the past year! It's starting to look pretty bad, but she loves it for some reason. Somehow she makes it look pretty cute! Laurie:)

Christmas Card time

Time to get those cards out, or maybe past time! Well, decided to try an altered art Christmas card. That is my daughter Sabrina, altered with wings and silver star. It reads Christmas fairie. Thought it turned out pretty neat. Will post the pic of her that I took to put inside next.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Visions of sugar plums

Visions of sugar plums danced through their heads! Everything is candy oriented this week. Even though I couldn't eat it, what with being sick. But it seems to be everywhere this time of year. In fact, I used a candy theme for a pixie I made for a customer in Italy, a sweet lady named Rosanna. I made a sugar plum pixie on a cupcake. I also made her a snowflake pixie. And this next Friday is "make a gingerbread house day" at school. And I get to help! Believe it or not, I've never made one! So I am really excited! Today, we went to the Mall of America to see the worlds largest gingerbread house and that was pretty neat. So I'm all candied out! For now anyway! Bye for now! Laurie:)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Let it snow

Well, finally am able to post! Have been very sick with stomach flu, the whole family. Am I'm still not great, but have to get back to reality and get something accomplished! Did finish this garland for ebay, "Let it snow". Will put it on ebay tonight. Also, have been featured as artist of the month on my nephew, Bill's, website.
Hi website is so great, and I am thrilled to be on it! So please check it out! bye for now! Laurie:)

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