Sunday, October 29, 2017

Tiered Tray with repurposed vintage pieces for farmhouse decor

This would be great for the kitchen. It would
 be a good start for that coffee station you
 always wanted.

The handle is an antique rolling pin. It is sturdy.
It is food safe.

I will be posting more trays but each one is very
Easy to clean, wipe down or washing by hand
is recommended.

This tray will be at the craft show and will
be priced at $30.00
Thank you,

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Mini Paper Mache Snowmen

 Here are the mini snowmen. These are only 1'' tall. Some have acorn snow caps and twig arms.

      Some are hugging couples. There are some families available. I will take special orders.

                   Each one handmade by me and that means no two look exactly the same.

                                                   They all have a touch of snow....glitter.

I have mini trees in many different colors. Some are glittered some are not.

                                                                  Trees range in size 1'' to 8''.

                                                                         Prices for the trees:

                                                                        1'' Bleached trees $1.00

                                                        Other Trees range from $1.00 to $5.00


                                                               Prices for Snowmen:

                                                                      $2.00 for single

                                                                      $4.00 for a couple

                                  each connecting child or Grandchild is $2.00

                  Special orders always available contact by comments, email or Instagram

                                                            Thanks so much for stopping by !

                                                                                  xo Lisa S

Friday, October 27, 2017

Paper Mache Snowmen

You have seen my mini Snowmen for years so I thought I would make a larger size.

Tell me what you think.

The base is a vintage baking mold 3''W x 2''H

4'' opening, 7'' from base to top of handle.

The snowman can be used as an ornament or shelf décor.

 I have 4 of the large size and 4 with a smaller baking pan.

Each Snowman has a glittered snowflake and 2 Bottle Brush Trees


They will be at the Nov. 4 Boutique.

Let me know if you want me to save you one!

I will post the mini's tomorrow.


xo Lisa S

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Strawberry Sugar Scrub for Body and Lips

This year I made some scrub that is edible....yes, and delicious
Made with organic coconut oil, raw sugar and non GMO dried strawberries. No coloring added.
The strawberries give it a beautiful red color.

Sugar scrubs are great for getting rid of flaky skin. Sugar does not dry out your skin like salt
Perfect for lips in the winter.
If you use on the body just rinse and the coconut oil remains. When used on the lips,
just lick it off or wipe with soft cloth or tissue.
The label is a water colored strawberry with ingredients listed
Note: When giving as a gift, make sure they do not have strawberry allergies.

The scrubs are in 1/2 pint Mason jars. They sit in paper grass and a red paper berry box for gift giving. I will have them at the boutique for $5.00
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

DIY Jute Twine Dispenser

                                             Made with items from the Dollar Tree

1 Sugar pourer or shaker
1 roll of Jute /Twine
                                                Find the end of the roll in the CENTER 
                                             and pull a few inches out, thread through lid.
                                            Replace lid. Now you have a tangle free dispenser
                                                  for your craft area or gift wrapping station !
                                                    Thanks! Happy Crafting, LisaS

USA Chalkboard

 This wood chalkboard is approx.9''x15'' from Washington to Maine. It is stained on the back.
I have added a picture hook, but it can easily sit on a shelf. You can be a little patriotic,
or maybe you'd like to mark where your loved ones live. Maybe mark somewhere you are planning a trip.  Some are completely painted on the front, some have a stained edge.

Let me know what you would write on your chalkboard.
I will have chalk and chalk markers at the craft shows.
$ 3.00
The one pictured on top has Sold, but I have 2 left without the sentiment added.
Thanks for taking a look !

Friday, October 20, 2017

ahhhhh.....Warming Pillows

These Warming Pillows are made from soft 100% cotton flannel....ahhhh...
and filled with Flax Seed. Flax has a wonderful scent when it is warmed. Flax will not go rancid like rice.The flannel is printed with nice warm winter thoughts like cozy,
HOME, believe, fa la la, winter, cheer, snowflake, jingle and joy.
 It will come with an instruction  tag and folded in half with a ribbon.
Microwave 1 min. Place across shoulders, back or lap. Enjoy and relax!
On cold nights I like to put it under the sheets to warm my feet. 
approx. 5'' x 20''
Sorry Sold out

I also have handmade standard pillow cases to match ! $10.00
I have only 2warming left for todays sale.
I have Sold out of the pillowcases and this fabric is no longer available.
Let me know if you are interested.
Thanks for stopping by, xoLisaS

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Paper Trees for the Holidays

These trees were made from vintage sheet music.
Which gives them a natural aged look. The paper is thick and the trees are surprisingly sturdy.
They look delicate but they can be touched and they store easily. I have a customer who
purchased them for a piano teacher and she leaves a set out all year long.
Thanks for stopping by!

Trees are between
10'' and 12''  Priced individually at $10, most orders are sets of 3's

I have 1 left. I will take orders for these.

My Recipe for Chipotle Shredded Beef featured in GOOSEBERRY PATCH 101 Slow-Cooker Recipes COOKBOOK

Here is recipe I hope you enjoy. It was published by Gooseberry Patch and I was featured on their web site



Chipotle Shredded Beef
from 101 Slow-Cooker Recipe
 Submitted by: Lisa S 
Originally shared on the web 03/25/2011

2-1/2 lb. beef chuck roast, trimmed
14-oz. can diced tomatoes
7-oz. can chipotle sauce
4-oz. can diced green chiles
1 onion, chopped
2 T. chili powder
1 t. ground cumin
2 c. beef broth
salt and pepper to taste
6 to 8 6-inch corn tortillas, warmed
Garnish: shredded Cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, sliced black olives, chopped tomato

Place roast in a slow cooker. Top with remaining ingredients except tortillas and garnish. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours. With 2 forks, shred roast in slow cooker; stir well. Spoon into warmed tortillas; add desired garnishes. Makes 6 to 8

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

DIY Dollar Tree Romantic Room Decor

I found these rattan balls at the Dollar Tree and thought they would look great
on a string of indoor/outdoor white lights.
The rattan balls come in 3 sizes and 3 colors. I decided to get the smallest size in natural, 6 to a pack.
I bought 3 packages The balls can be painted or dyed. You can even use colored lights for a different look.

The lights were a string of 100.
First I plugged in the lights to make sure they would reach the plug :) Strung the lights across my headboard and then came back across. I just pushed the balls over the lights.No need to glue but you could add a bit of hot glue if you prefer. I skipped about every 5th bulb.
I  think it has a warm and cozy look. I think I will leave them up year round.
Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Book Page Wreaths

I love to make the wreaths from old books. They all come out different,
sometimes I leave a hang tag
to show the title and copyright date or maybe an illustration from the book The wreaths are always a good seller and make a nice display.
For Fall I made some wreaths with leaf cut outs. All leaves are
individually hand cut by me.
I have some available now and for the next craft show.
They are priced from  $10 to $15
Wreaths are 12" to 14"
Wreaths are SOLD OUT for now. I  can take orders.
If you are interested in any of the wreaths, let me know in the comments
or my email
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Vintage Velvet Pumpkins and Acorns

Hi Friends,

Here are some of the things I have been working on.

These pumpkins are made with vintage velvet and have real pumpkin stems attached.

  I have them in assorted colors and sizes. The stems and caps have been cleaned.

 The acorns are used as scatter on tables or at a place setting.

They can also be used as pincushions or jewelry display.

The acorns have real caps. Acorns are $1.00 each. Pumpkins range from $5 to $15

Pink pumpkins are still available for today's sale.

Beautiful blue
a few more and some acorns

Thank you for visiting!

xo Lisa S

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Calendar for Holiday Craft Boutique 2017

Upcoming events: Fall 2017

Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park

I will be showing crafts at the following shows.
Please stop by and say hello!

Nov.4   8am-2pm
          Thousand Oaks Baptist Church
             2687 Calle Abedul Thousand Oaks 91360

Friday Nov.10 5pm-8pm
Saturday Nov. 11  10am-6pm
Sunday Nov.12  9am-1pm

             St.Julie's Billiart Center
             2475 Borchard Rd. Newbury Park CA 91320


Nov. 18 9am-6pm
Nov. 19 1pm-5pm
         Diane's 6th Annual Holiday Boutique
             650 Cypress St. Newbury Park CA 91320

Make a Faux Leather Book Cover

 Hello my Friends! I want to share with you how I made this Faux Leather Book . You will need a brown paper bag - or Kraft paper will work. ...