Friday, December 30, 2011

December at a glance part 4

Our new home decorated for the holidays.....this was a paper project hubby and I did together one night. We punched out two different sizes of scalloped circles and the bottom is a bigz Snowflake die from Sizzix. We just glued them onto a ribbon....pretty lots of compliments.
One end of the living these built ins!

Our Christmas tree....perfect place for it!
This is the dinning area built this one too!
These are some jars of goodies we gave out as gifts......Seasoned Oyster Crackers....always a big hit!

December at a glance part 3

Happy Birthday Jesus Party!

Friends of ours have a chocolate party every Christmas to celebrate Jesus' birthday. Here are some of the goodies everyone brought!
I'm not a big chocolate/sweet eater so I brought a big macaroni was gone in minutes....heehee!
This little one says it all.....she was so excited with her plate of goodness.....sweet!!
My honey with a mouth full of chocolate!
We all had a great time!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

December at a glance part 2

We were so surprised as to how many homes were decorated with lights this year and not just a few but all decked is one of our favorites.....this man has been doing his house like this for over 3o years and you can's worth it because on any given night you can just stand there and see the excitement on the faces of not only the little ones but the parents too...brings back so many fond memories.
Bryan and out were out and about and came across cactus santa.....heehee!

love to see the snow in the distance....such a warm sunny day!

What a this ride up to Temecula
I was cleaning up and looked down to see this broken rubber!

December at a glance part 1

Our Christmas party at the Nursing Home I go to every Tuesday! These wonderful ladies enjoyed their hand crocheted lap was a blessed day!

I had to take a picture of this had made manger...I never saw one as detailed and as so close to the actual stable....just me!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Altered Canvas

This is my gift to hubby this Thanksgiving......I have so much to be thankful for this year....just the fact that I can celebrate the holidays with him is something to be grateful for and to sing praises to my Lord!
My Hero for sure!
Canvas (8.5 x 11)
Acrylic metallic paints...copper, brown & gold
Mod Podge
Spellbinder die: Fleur De Lis Squares
Sizzix Sizzlits die: Decorative Accents by Emily Humble
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Mini Butterflie
Recollections Flourish Bling accents
2 Skelleton Leaves
Handmade flower
Key Rub On
The "Give Thanks" was from a church bulletin cover
Dymo Label Maker
Pic of hubby.....PRICELESS

I'll be doing a video on the process later this week...check it out on YouTube.

So behind in posts....

The dining table set for our Thanksgiving dinner with friends...
The rest of the seating....the chair on the end is a reserved!
Below is my buffet with Autumn Boy on top of the pumpkin.
We all had lots to be thankful for this night.....good food, good company and warm house!
Unfortunately I forgot to take pics with us all together.....having too much fun.
Not much food left over just a little ham and a tiny bowl of apple sauce, which went home with Don....he's the one with the reserved seating....he love it!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Yummy and fun....

Getting ready for our Thanksgiving dinner party are some fun napkin holders I made this morning.

This is the start of my homemade apple sauce....oh, I wish you could smell the aroma.....yummmmmy!

Below are some candy filled sour cream containers I make last night for each guest to take home. The bucket is one I painted about 10 years ago.

Maybel and Hector are waiting for your guests and crowing about the smell from the apple sauce...LOL!

Here they are....

Here are the fabric pumpkins I made for our dinner party tonight....they are both made from upholstery samples that I've had for awhile....nice way to use them up.
The top pumpkin, I used a vintage looking floral pattern and a greenish blue suede fabric. I hot glued a green beaded trim I received from a dear friend, Linda from YT and silk leaves with some silk flowers.....I added some glitter glue in gold around the bottom silk flower.
It really doesn't show up in this picture.
With this pumpkin I used three different plaid samples and the stem I used a green suede sample. The trim is a red fringe type I purchased at Joann's. The leaves are a fall color and I hot glued a warm white silk flower on top.
The square piece of quilted fabric under the pumpkin was made by my friend Janet...she's a wonderful quilter and if you get a chance go check out her blog.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sewing again...

Picked out the fabric now to pin, cut and sew a new little festive Thanksgiving pumpkin for the house....the one above I made for my DIL for her Thanksgiving Day family gathering.
Love the vintage look of this one.
I also have visions of placemats and table runner dancing in my head....oh my!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Trunk or Treat

We had a fun night of "Trunk or Treat" Halloween night at church. We had a Chili cook off...smelled good but I'm not a chili eater, all sorts of other food and line dancing...oh yeah and lots and lots of kids....they make Halloween!

Now there's a car you don't see anymore....I was looking for Marty Mcfly but didn't see!

Loved the Boo Kids...I made this years ago...I'm talking 1996...I still think they are so darn cute!

There were hay rides and look below pony rides for the kids also a petting zoo but it was too crowded to get pics. Check out the beautiful sunset in the background...going to be a nice warm day tomorrow.

Our friends, Mike and Theresa brought their bikes and let the kids and grown ups sit on them.....the best picture of the night....this little girl's face says it all...heehee!

Happy Halloween everyone!