Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Homemade Quilt

Happy New Years Eve!!! Are you working on your New Years resolution(s)? Eat less and move more, get organized etc...... I am going to do all those things but I'm also going to make a resolution NOT to buy any new items for my crafting project/room!! Of course there is the exception for my Son's wedding invitations.  I just might have to make a necessary purchase when I start the invitations.  Hee Hee  You all will keep me honest and on track right?!!!  Okay on to today's posting. My sister-in-law Lorena makes beautiful quilts. I asked her if she would make me a quilt that I could give to my husband James for Christmas.  She did a fantastic job!!! 
My husband (on the right) is a retired Fireman and
my son James Jr. (getting married in Aug. 2015) is
currently in the Fire department.  

The quilt is made using my husband's
work uniforms, T-shirts and patches.
Using her own pattern she sewed the red Fireman emblem. 

This is the baby quilt Lorena made for my 
daughter-in-law's baby shower last month. 
What a beautiful pattern she made!

The quilting on the back is so beautiful  So much work.
The labor of love!!!! Thank you Lorena!!  Both will
be treasured for years to come!!!!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!!!  Thank you for continuing to visit my blog as I share some of my creations and my favorite things!!  May God Bless your 2015 New Year with Good Health, Love, Happiness and lots of time for family, friends and of course crafting!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

More Tissue Holders

Hello everyone! Now that the wrapping paper is all cleaned up and your gifts are sitting around waiting to be put away we can relax and look back on the wonderful new memories we made this Christmas Season.  I hope your Christmas was a blessing!  Today I am sharing some Christmas Tissue boxes I made and gave as gifts this Christmas.  
I purchased this paper when I was in AZ visiting
my sister.  It's a great packet filled with double
sided paper, tags and card stock. 

The box on the left matches the wine bottle covers I
made for my craft fair. 
I love these little penguins. They are embellishments
 from Jolee's boutique.
This is my favorite box.  I decorated all four sides. 

Have a super great weekend and thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Tissue Covers

Merry Christmas!  I have been busy just like all of you preparing for Christmas so I've had little time to craft. Yesterday morning I woke up really super early (3:30am) and decided to work/play in my craft room.  I know you are thinking I'm a nut but I am a morning person and normally get up between 4:30am -5am anyway.  I've been meaning to make a Christmas cover for my tissue box but just couldn't fine the time so yesterday I found the time.   I made a couple extra for my TOPS group as part of their prizes for the contest we just finished.  It was nice to be back crafting and enjoying my morning. 
The paper is from a Christmas packet, the stamp is
a CTMH set and not sure where I got the flowers.
I used different ribbon on the bottom of each box. 

This is the box I decided to keep for me. 

Top and inside without the tissue. 

Here is a view of the side of one of the boxes,
along with the Puff's tissue box. 

You can't tell by the picture but all the paper has
glitter on it and it really shines. 
Wishing you a Blessed Christmas to you and your Family!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Stove Top Potpourri

Happy Holidays! The Christmas count down has began.  This is the last shopping weekend before Christmas.  So Glad I will not be shopping this weekend!!  My baking is done and I only have a few gifts left to wrap.  Woo Hoo!!  I have been working on homemade potpourri for some stocking stuffers.   I have always added apples, oranges, cinnamon and vanilla to a pot of water to simmer.  The aroma in the house is so wonderful.
This is the potpourri packaged and ready to add
 to the stockings. 

I dehydrated the oranges and apples using my dehydrator.  

The tag with instructions.  
All the ingredients- apples, oranges, Cinnamon sticks
and a bottle of imitation vanilla.
(I bought the vanilla at the Dollar store).  

The oranges in the dehydrator. 
The oranges after they were dry.  I left them out
for a few days to completely dry out. 
The apples sliced and ready for the dehydrator. 
I left the apples in the dehydrator for 24 hours
but they were still a little moist so I dried them
for a few days on the rack. 
You can package these with a fresh apple and orange. By dehydrating them they can be used at a later date and still have the yummy aroma.  Good luck to all of you during this last week of the Christmas season.  I hope you find time this week to pray, relax and enjoy the season.

Monday, December 15, 2014

York peppermint patty

Happy Monday to everyone.  Were you busy shopping, wrapping and baking this weekend?  Any time for crafting?  I made it to my craft room this week.  Yeah.  I wanted to make a little something for the ladies at my TOPS group.  I never do candy (we are a weight loss group after all) but this year I decided on the York peppermint patties.  On Pinterest, I saw how to make little snowman using the SU scallop punch and the round peppermint patties.  Boy was I surprised when I opened the bag of peppermint patties and they were not package in the round packaging.  So I had to go a different route.  Here is what I made. 
I used the SU Top Note die cut, ribbon, some
embellishments, card stock and small bags.

All done and ready to give away.

Hopefully the ladies will like them.  Thank you for stopping by.  You have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nativity Border

Hello! How is everyone today?  Is everyone in the Christmas spirit?  Sure hope so.  Today I am sharing a little project I did using a glass plug-in fragrance light, a die cut and some tape.  I purchased the home decor light from my cousin Karen who is selling "Pink Zebra" candles and home fragrances.  If you are interested in purchasing some of these candles send me an email and I will pass on her information.  I've been so busy that I am posting today at the last minute and I didn't ask Karen permission to post her info before hand. So you can email me at or leave a comment here on my blog for more info on purchasing the candles.  Thanks.
Using taylored expressions "Nativity Border"
die and some card stock, I cut out two sets to
attach to the glass holder. 

I attached the two Nativity sets together with
Scor-tape tight enough to fit over the glass holder.
I didn't want to put glue or tape on the glass holder. 

Here is is what it looks like plugged in.  It's
so beautiful don't you think? 

This is the top of the glass jar with the scented sprinkles. 

Here is what the fragrance sprinkles look like.
The company does have shades you can purchase
to go over the glass liners in many different styles
and colors.  As soon as I purchase some I will share
them with you. 
Hope you will have a day filled with the Christmas Spirit.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Strawberry Shortcake Baby Shower

Happy Monday to you! Hope you had a good weekend.  Today I am sharing some pictures from the baby shower for my daughter-in-law Rena. It turned out really nice.  

These are baby booties made from Styrofoam cups.

Here are the center pieces for the tables.
Rena and her sister made all the decorations
and they did a wonderful job!

Everyone enjoyed the candy table.
Rena made the strawberry sucker holders
on the pink serving tray.  They were adorable. 

My sister Lisa made the cookies.  
My son Robert and his wife Rena.
Do you like her shirt?  It's so cute!

Here I am with my husband and Rena.
The baby is due in January and we can't wait! 
Thank you for letting me share.  Have a super great week!