Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2020 !

We're so glad to meet you and with much anticipation,

 we are excited to see what 2020 will bring!

All the best to you!
xo Lisa S

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

December 25 Postcard

Merry Christmas !

Blessings to you this day!

May you be reminded of God's love for YOU through His son, Jesus!
Merry Christmas,
xo Lisa S

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Retro Snowmen to share with you!



Merry Christmas!

I want to share with you some

retro snowmen that you can print and use

in your journal pockets, as gift tags or other crafting projects.

This  jolly guy is darling.

I love this snowman !

This chubby cheek couple is adorable!

xo Lisa S

Monday, December 16, 2019

Vintage Christmas Shadowbox with Lights

Hi Friends,

I had this old empty box and sad bottle brush just laying around and thought

I might be able to make something with them-

I cut the tree to the size of the box.

Then glued the tree back into the stand.

I looked through my paper stash to find something for the background.

Then measured the paper and cut to fit.

I also trimmed the box at the opening to enlarge the window.

The top flap needed to be re-enforced.

I had a set of battery powered fairy lights from Dollar Tree.

They worked!

I wrapped them around the tree from the bottom up-

I wanted the battery back to be at the top of the box.

The tree needed a trim, and the I used

hot glue to add some ornaments.

The tree was put inside and battery pack was attached to 

the side of the box.

I added a thrift-ed  singing Angel.

This is the top inside view.

It was hard to get a good picture because of the bright lights-

Here is a picture with the lights off

This is the back of the box.

The little Angel has such a cute face!

I moved the box to the kitchen-

Merry Christmas!

Thank you for visiting.

You are invited to stop by anytime and please say - hello!

I  appreciate and answer all comments.

xo Lisa S

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

DIY Winter White and Plaid Candy Canes

Hi Everyone,

This idea has been around for years and years.

You have probably made a few in your time.

I can remember using homespun fabrics for a primitive look.

These Candy Cane ornaments are easy to find, and

6 for $1.00 is a great deal.

I'm just going to show how I covered some this year for my craft show.

I used some batting scraps that I had been saving.

The batting was old and had an aged look....

....that's a nice way of saying discolored.


Cut strips about 1/2'' wide and about  30'' long and 2- 1'' squares for the ends.

 You may have extra to trim, it depends on how tight you wrap your candy cane.

You will need a glue gun.

I covered the ends with a small square about 1'' by 1''.

I like to wrap top to bottom.

I added a small scrap of garland and secured with twine.

The garland was getting shabby so I used wire cutters to dismantle it, now I have a

bag full of twistie-ties for crafting.

I have a large collection of vintage pins

and thought the pins would add at bit of shabby glam !

The pins were added by just putting the garland scrap through the pin back.

Then wrapping the wire garland piece to the candy cane.

In case I want to change or remove the pins.

If you like you can add a bit of white acrylic paint or glitter.

Then I added a crinkled tag-

Then I made a few more.. 

I had lots of scraps of plaid flannel.

Then  added a scrap of garland and jute.

I put them on the table.

Won't these make pretty ornaments?
  I plan to use them as part of  my gift wrapping .

Merry Christmas!
xo Lisa S


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