Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sympathy Card

The mother of  my husband's friend passed away recently and he wanted to go out and buy a sympathy card for his friend.  I said, "Would you like me to make one?"  His reply, "Oh yeah!  You can make one!"  Helllooooo........... Anyway, I had to come up with something very simple and fast so he could get it to his friend today.  I embossed on Core'dinations paper and then lightly sanded over the embossing.  I then stamped "in sympathy" with the same color ink as the paper, cut the tag, added a few pearl drops and attached the tag with some pop dots. Very fast, very easy, but a nice effect.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve and a terrific New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dates, Dates and More Dates!

Every year I ask my children for lists for Christmas ideas.  Every year I wait and wait.  This year one son and DIL said they didn't want anything except date ideas.  Wow!  What was I going to do with that one!?  I thought a while and came up with something I think is really fun. I took 12 large envelopes, 1 for each month of the year, and labeled them.  I used Penny Duncan's shaplies to make the backing for the name of each month.  Thank you Penny!  Then I placed a pocket on the front of each envelope.

In each front pocket I place a card with the instructions for that particular date and inside the envelopes I put the "ingredients" for that date.  Here are just a couple of examples.

For the remaining date ideas, I made a small book and listed them all in that.  It seems that everything is an "ology" anymore, so I titled the book "Dateology".  There are enough ideas for every week of the year with a few left over!

I sure hope they like it...and you too!  Thank you for stopping by to have a peek and have a very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Quilted Christmas Ornaments

I have been so busy the last couple of days making these Christmas ornaments but I LOVE them!  I think they turned out beautifully!  I can't wait to give them to the people they were intended for!  I just love making and giving.  It makes me so happy to make others happy.  I guess I should wait...maybe the receivers won't even like them!!!  Anyway, I hope you enjoy them and thanks again for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Holiday Season and remember the reason we celebrate, even Him whose name is glorious and whose birth was more glorious for us all!  I love my Savior Jesus Christ and am so glad that I know him.  I love my Heavenly Father and am grateful to be one of his children and to know that no matter what I do, I am loved.  So are we all!  Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The "Wild" Side

I have a granddaughter who is in love with anything animal, but especially the exotic kind.  I decided to find several kinds of fur fabrics and make her a quilt for Christmas.  I had never used this type of fabric before and don't know that I will again!  It was really hard to sew and make sure that everything was straight and even and matched up, what with the different piles, etc.  Some stretched more than others and some seemed very fragile.  But I did it!  I chose the hot pink backing as she also has a very definite feminine side.  She is very tomboyish most of the time, but loves her dresses and pretty things also.  I calculate this quilt to be about a two-yarder.  Look at it from two yards away and it looks nice.  Don't get too close to see the mistakes!  :)    Have a wonderful day, and as always, thanks for stopping by!