Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye Christmas, Hello New Year

 I took the above pic a couple of weeks ago,
we don't have quite this much snow now.
But we still had a white Christmas.
I never get tired of peeking out the window 
to look at the lights on our bushes!
 And sometimes when I go to peek
I spot a little visitor too.
Bye for 2012!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Few More Christmas Crafts

 I was crafting away
right up until Christmas day,
so I'm just now getting these photos up.
I worked on some cute vintage felt santas,
but only finished one.
He looks perfect in my woodsy 
red and green tree!

Then I decided I had to make new stockings 
for my hubby and daughter.
My girl loves purple
and I had this great vintage yarn tie
so I came up with this!

 For my hubby I did red, gold and green.
I love how the poinsettia turned out!

Here they are hanging on the fireplace mantel.
The red and green boot below is a vintage one I 
found at the thirft.
That one is for Smoke.

And mine is the one on the left below,
a vintage find from the thrift also.

Bye for now!

Friday, December 28, 2012

I Wore Green and Red

 Green blazer, shirt, and skirt: thrift
Tights: Target
Shoes: Dansko
Purse: vintage
Coat: Steve and Barry
Red and green pin: Pretty Posh Posie pin made by me
Rhinestone tree pin: vintage
Bye for now!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Opening Presents

 Hope your Christmas was as great as ours!
We had lots of great presents to open,
especially the coveted LPS dachshund!
 Then is was time for a little fashion show.

Someone is going to have fun
dressing up for school after Christmas break! 
Bye for now!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Repurposed Christmas Gift Bags

 I love to repurpose shopping and gift bags,
but sometimes they have a store name
or damage from bows or tape.
So I decided to use some scraps of wrapping 
paper that I saved and some double sided tape
and work some magic.
 Here I trimmed the edges with a decorative scissors
and cut strips to go along the side of the bag.
 And a wider piece for the front and back.
 I added some ric rac.
 And a Christmas tree cutout from a Christmas card
and ta da!
 Another great use for scraps of wrapping paper
is to layer it over coordinating solid color paper
when wrapping a gift.
Bye for now!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Vintage Sewing Trim Christmas Trees

 I decided to make some Christmas 
decorations for my bedroom this year,
using vintage sewing notions.
It was very easy and fast!
I just used a styrofoam cone,
some sewing trim,
pompoms, ric rac
and a milk glass candle holder 
for the base.
 I wrapped the trim round and round,
pinning as I went.
 Added some bits of lace trims 
and ric rac.

 Glued it to the candle holder
with a glue gun,
and added some vintage Christmas 
 I did the same process on this next one,
except I used strips of fabric instead of trim.
 Then I added trim and pom poms 
to this vintage Santa that needed a face lift!!
 They all looks so cute on my dresser!
Bye for now!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Vintage Christmas Crafts

 These funny little Christmas decorations
were made by me
when I was a kid, at school.
 They were made using Christmas cards,
plastic can lids, aluminum foil,
and glitter.

 I'm amazed and happy that they've lasted all these years!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What I Wore

 Skirt: handmade by me
Boots, tights: Target
Coat: H & M
Blouse, belt and cardi: Thrift
Purse: vintage
Cuckoo Pin: made by me

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Crafting

 Here are some pix of the vintage craft kit 
that I finished,
in a place of honor over the fireplace mantel.
It looks great with all my vintage angels.
And I wanted to show better pix 
of the countdown calendar I made,
my girl is really having fun
adding the flower loom flowers it each day.
 And it was just too darn easy to make,
I love it!
Bye for now!

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