Saturday, November 29, 2008


My Mom picked this stool up at a yard sale this summer and it was painted a gold color. I sanded it down, painted it black and then just painted on the tree, stars and the saying. It is all free hand so it's not perfect, but I like the way it came out.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Snowmen Light

Put the finishing touches on this light yesterday. I got the pattern on-line at Tennessee Ridge (I think, sorry if I'm wrong). I used some of my candy canes that I recently did , but thought the whole thing needed more color so I took some
gingham material that I had and added that to the candy canes and it made it look better, it added the needed color. The pattern called for a 2 inch light but I did not have that so I just used a full size candle light and it came out fine.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday and didn't eat to much.
I'm on vacation all next week and I'm hoping to get a lot more projects done. Will share with you all when I do.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Just finished up this cute guy and got him framed in time for the winter season.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Simpler Times

Got this cute new towel from Ebay and thought I would show you all.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I seen some of the great birdhouses that Kindra made and I asked dh if he could make me one. So being the nice guy he is (most of the he did. We did not have any other wood except pressed plywood so the birdhouse is really rough but that's okay as I'm only going to use it in my front flower bed on top of the little ladder that I got at a yard sale this summer. I'm on the look out for a star to add to the top above the holes. I will put some stuff on it to protect it from the elements before it goes outside next spring also. Now to buy some good wood so he can make some little cabinets and shelves that I want.
P.S. Kindra I hope you don't mind that we copied your birdhouse, we do not intend to sell any.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Just something dh and I put together. I had him cut the wood a little bigger then the santa that I printed out. I then painted the edges of the wood black, glued on the santa and then dh drilled the holes for the ribbon. Added ribbon and they are complete. I think they will look good hanging from a peg rack, a cabinet or even on the tree.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Made this little sampler the other day, it says everything!!

This is where I put it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Black Sheep

Found this pattern somewhere on the net (sorry can't remember where) and thought he was cute. Finished him up yesterday; the words are supposed to be stitched on but I forgot to do that before I sewed him up so I painted them on.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Candy Canes

I got this idea from Ann at This Simple Life and thought I would try it. She used wax on her canes but since I did not have any candles to melt down I just gave them a tea bath and then added cinnamon. I bought these candy canes at the Dollar store for $1.00 for 6. Just cut the hanging string off and they are ready to go. Cut muslin or whatever material you choose to use long enough to wrap around the canes.
Put a dab of hot glue on the bottom and wrap all the way to top and add another dab of hot glue
After their tea bath and sprinkle of cinnamon.

Added some berries and tied them with a scrap of material. Their primness (is that a word) is not showing up to good in the picture, they look better in person. I want to try my next batch using wax so I have to remember to buy some candles when I next visit the Dollar Store.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Grand Opening

Ann from Ann's Treasure Box is having a giveaway to celebrate her grand opening of her new store.