Wednesday, December 28, 2011


This is one of my favorite things. I look forward to each new day so I can open an envelope and hang a treasure on the board. I first saw a variation of this several years ago in a magazine. I made 6-8 that year for my bazaar and for family. Each one unique. I want to make more. Some have been 12 day countdowns and they are just as cute. This has become one of my special holiday traditions. Merry Christmas to me every morning for 24 days!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


I haven't made anything using glitter since grade school. I did buy something last christmas similar to these. I love old postcards. I whipped up these cute glittered cards last night. I think I could do more for future sales.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Funnel Fun

Last year around holiday time I saw some really different trees in a couple of magazines. They were made out of funnels. I thought they were pretty cute so I started my quest to find some. A lot harder than you'd think and a little on the spendy side ($3-$6). I didn't find any as big as I wanted either. Who knew they were so rare...either that or everyone saw they same magazines and were on the lookout too.

Here are my completed trees and they fit right in with my other kitchen decor. Feel free to use this idea and happy hunting.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


I went to some of my favorite stores to see what's new in the crafting world. I wanted some inspiration. Hobby Lobby, Craft Warehouse, Michaels, even Target, Shopko and Fred Meyer have nice holiday items and displays. I really like the lighted branches that are at all the craft stores now. I need some for next year so I will have to watch for them to be on sale. Here they are used in a floral display in this glass vase. Very elegant looking.