Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas cookies

Yesterdays cookies...gingerbread men and houses, chocolate snowflakes, sugar cookie snowmen, candy canes , trees...
 Today I will make chocolate covered pretzels, fudge, peanut butter balls, and snowballs..


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas tour 2011

Welcome to our home..Here is our front the decomesh wreath and garland..

Our foyer

View into the living room...4 trees in living room

the only real tree, an 8 foot frasier fir

santa collection

snata tree

victorian tree

ice skate tree

the village in the dining room
In the kitchen, rooster collection

candy cane tree

fitz and floyd,

wreaths in the windows

mini tree with Hallmark ornaments

The view into the family room..the family room also has 4 trees..

the mantel, I made the stockings ( all counted cross stitch), and painted the sign on the mantel

the scrapbook tree..filled with photo ornaments...some that the kids have made in school over the years ..and alot I have made with small wallet size photos

the snowman tree

americana tree

another view of the mantel

snowman tree..made on a 4 ft tree

the tree on the stair landing

big boys tree, with some of their awards

my bedroom tree...thanks for coming by ! Happy Holidays !!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tree # 13 ,a new giant granny blanket, and Lizzie Kate

I saw this adorable snowman Christmas tree on Pinterest and knew I had to try to make him. I had a 4 ft tree leftover from one of my boys rooms so thats what I used.
I fluffed up the bottom layer  of branches ,then the next row I   bunched up and  stuffed with fiberfill then wrapped with muslin ( to make the first ball).I used my stapler in the back to connect the muslin..Worked great but it has to be against the wall !  You do that 3 times and you have a snowman ! After the bottom ball is finished,drop down the next row of branches,then bunch up a row of branches for the second ball. Make the same way as the bottom ball. drop down another row of branches , then bend the rest of the tree to make the head.
 I made the hat out of doubled felt.Hot glued ( no sewing )2 kinds of ribbon for the bow and some real evergreen branches for trim. buttons for eyes and mouth .I did sew the nose out of felt. I used one strand of colored lights,then went to the Dollar Tree  store and bought 2 pkg of snowflake ornaments, and 3 pointsettia picks..I just layed the flowers and snowflakes in the branches.  So cute !

For my 4 ft, tree, the bottom row is tree, then a ball, more tree,another ball, more tree, ball then hat. I left the top part of the tree sticking up to hold the hat . I cut 2 circles the same size and glued them together for the brim. I took 2 rectangles , sorry didn't measure, glued together to make it stiffer for the top part of hat .Then I glued on a circle to cover the top of hat. Took hot glue along the edge of brim and top of hat and sprinkled with white snow like glitter. I also cut two small branches from a tree for the arms.

New giant granny started 2 days ago for the sons girlfriend for Christmas..Love the colors!

I am also still cross stitching a stocking and started this Lizzie Kate abc Christmas..I know both the cross stitch projects won't be done before Christmas .

One last glamour shot of the new tree !

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