Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Subway art and cross stitch

 I turned the Fall subway art over and made Christmas subway art with foam stamps. I used acrylic paint, some fabric paint and some glitter:)

I finished these ornaments that I had stitched last year , they are all prairie schooler.

I bought a frame at Hobby Lobby for the Lizzie Kate Christmas ABC .. I am going to add some gathered ribbon and buttons to that space at the bottom..

I stitched this little snow guy this week and finished him yesterday ..

Another prairie schooler I stitched last year and finally got around to finishing !   I crocheted Santas little helper this hat today .. could he be any cuter ? is the link to the hat pattern
 Hope you have had a great week so far ! Thanks for visiting !

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The last of the trees

Here are the last of the trees Instagram style  .. This is the only real tree, Its an 8 ft frasier fir... Its in the living room. It has all the family ornaments we have collected over the years. The tree skirt was made by my stepmother.. its huge which we need because we get really fat trees to hold all the ornaments.

These two helped .. I mean "watched" me decorate :)

My husband set up the village yesterday , I need to run to Joann fabrics today to get either a fuse for one of the cords or a new cord. The back row of houses has some not lit up yet because of the cord situation.The village is alot larger than what is shown in the photo.
Below is the sports tree.. Its one of two tree upstairs. I used red, white, and blue lights. Lots of basketballs and footballs the boys school patches and ornaments I have made with their jersey # and year.I used their football jerseys for the tree skirt.

This tree is in our bedroom. I have a black white and green damask bedding set.. I made the tree skirt last year out of different black and white fabrics. There are black glittery balls white snowflakes and green decomesh and ribbon .I also added some gold garland. I do still have another 4 ft tree, not sure if its going to make it out this year ! Its so nice to feel DONE !
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful weekend . My college boy goes back to Kentucky today , it has been so nice to have him home.
Thanks so much for visiting ! I love to hear from you , Thanks so much for your nice comments !
Safe travels to all those who are on their way home !

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Another no sew tree skirt

I woke up way too early this morning I got crafty with the tree skirt under the snowman tree.. I have made 3 other no sew ruffle tree skirts last year and love them so I decided to just glue over the tree skirt I was using .

It was a boyds bear tree skirt , I used to do a bear tree and somehow it has just ended up under the snowman tree.

These are the fabrics I used.. the one on top is flannel and I have alot of it ! :) I used about 4 inch stips and just kind of pleat , ruffle it as I glue it down with hot glue.

I used the flannel for every other row.

here it is completed .. love how it turned out! It only took 1/2 hour to 45 minutes !

Here it is under the tree..

some more progress on the stocking.

Yesterday I started this ornament, love the snowmans face !
Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving !

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Subway art table runner

I got out my foam stamps and made another subway art table runner.. Using Christmas words and red and green paint.. with a little white and silver too..

I used osnaburg again for the base and for the ruffle two different sizes of red gingham.  I stamped some snowflakes lighty with white and silver paint , its hard to see them in the photos. I used a mixture of fabric paint and regular acrylic.. The fabric paint has glitter so its got a lot of sparkle to it.

I finally got the ruffles sewn on this morning.. at least one project is finished ! Hoping to get my front porch decorated today since it will be a little warmer !
Thanks for visiting ! As always thank you for your wonderful comments ! I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving with your family and friends !

Thursday, November 15, 2012

More Instagramming ..

More of the trees are up ..I have 9 finished so far.

This is the Santa tree.. all Santa claus ornaments .. Alot of Prairie Schooler Santa cross stitch ornaments.

This tree is on the stair landing.. Felt ornaments and a twiggy berry garland .. No lights on this tree , no outlet here !.The bow on the top right is to the garland on the stairs. I hope to finish it today.

This is the ice skate tree..I was a figure skater ( when I was younger :) So I collect ice skate ornaments.This tree is in the doorway to the living can see the Santa tree in the background, and thats my daughter on the couch.

The victorian tree is all lacy , cream and gold ornaments and lots of floral branches..The top of the cabinet holds a Santa collection and is decorated with a berryand evergreen  garland and lights



This is the Victorian tree. The weekend after Thanksgiving we will get our real tree and it also goes in the living room. We put out a big village scene in the dining room but we are waiting for Thanksgiving to be over so we have more room . Today I hope to finish the garland on the stairs ( I need ribbon and some pics so off to Hobby Lobby I will go !)and get a couple trees finished upstairs.
I did make a subway art Table runner and a new subway art sign , I need to add a ruffle onto the table runner so I hope to get that finished today also.
Thanks for stopping by and your nice comments , Hope your week is a great one !

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Instagramming my Holiday Decorating

The snowman tree..
The (other) snowman tree...she needs a tree skirt...going to have to make one..This is a regular 4 ft tree that I scrunched up the branches and put muslin around and filled with stuffing.. I made it last year and put it away in the crawl space just like this . I think it needs a little more stuffing , but I will do that in the next few days
The mantel and the the scrapbook tree and the snowman tree
The scrapbook tree
candy cane tree in the kitchen..this is the only white tree in  the house
americana tree in the family room
top of my kitchen hutch..I need to paint this cabinet ..I keep procrastinating !
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Thanks as always for stopping by and your nice comments !
Hoping to get some of the living room trees up today!
Happy Veterans Day..Both my Father and Father in law Served in the Military. We are thankful to all who have served our country !

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall mantel, Daisy baby blanket ,Pumpkin cottage

All of the Halloween is put away until next year.. I added some more pumpkins and gourds to the mantel. It will only stay this way for a few more days.. The Christmas bins will be coming upstairs ( hopefully later today) .

My vintage tool box is filled with gourds and berry pics..

I made this daisy blanket for my daughter, to take to a baby shower. These photos don't do it justice.. Its a really pretty pale pink.

I did a ruffle for the edging.

I finished Country Cottage needleworks Pumpkin cottage ..I bought this pretty frame at hobby lobby and it is on top of our entertainment center
Still working on the Santa stocking . I have a mistake that a bunch of stitches need to come out.. I need to learn to count !
Thanks as always for stopping by to visit my blog and your nice comments ! I  really appreciate them all !  Have a great week !