Thursday, November 22, 2012

Lighted Glass Block Update

 

click photos to enlarge
 
 
As promised in an earlier post
here is the lighted cardinal block.
 
I tried several different ribbons
patterned...solid...glittery...red...blue...gold,
wrapped around the block with a big bow,
with holly/pines poked in 
but couldn't get anything to look "right".
 
I felt it was just all too much
and distracted from main focal point.
I preferred it left without any additional
decoration.
 
Here is another block I painted with the
Plaid Gallery Glass paint.
 
I know it's not Christmasy, it can be enjoyed
throughout the year.
 
 
 
I only managed to get two cardinal blocks
and this one rose block
completed for the church bazaar.
 
I'm happy to report that
they all 3 sold and I have an order for
another cardinal.
 
So glad to have done my small
part in helping raise money for this 
annual worthwhile fundraiser.
 
Warm Hugs,


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies

 
 
Just had to share these little Thanksgiving Turkeys
my daughter made.
 
Aren't they adorable!!
 
Nutter Butter cookies, Reeses Peanut Butter Candy,
Candy Corn
all "glued" together with frosting onto a Butter Cookie
 
Hope you have an enjoyable
Thanksgiving Holiday.
 
 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Another Burlap Wreath

 
 
 
 
This wreath is decorated with burlap roses,
real pinecones, (faux)pine branches,
 and holly leaves.
 

Take a closer look at the holly leaves.

 
 
 
They're made from a music page
with an antiqued edge.
 


 
 
 
The inspiration for these came from
Karen at Todolwen.
Karen is so talented in making the most
beautiful creations.
You must visit her blog here.
 
I can't decide whether I prefer the wreath
to be hung with the decoration at the bottom
or to the lower side.
 
Which do you prefer?
 
 
 


You may read about another one
of my Fall Burlap Wreaths
in a previous post here .




Today I'm partying here
 Six Sisters
Homa Styles No Red Christmas Decor Party
Join us won't you!!


 
Warm Hugs,
 
 
 
 


Sunday, November 18, 2012

More Pedestal Snowmen


 
 
Meet my trio of snowmen.
 
Dressed in their hats and scarves
they stare in wonder and anxious anticipation
 as they wait to
go to the Church Bazaar.
 
 
It will be a day filled with lots
hustling, bustling of shoppers.
 
The sounds of laughter and conversation
mixed with
Christmas music playing in the background.
 
The mouthwatering aroma
of something delicious wafting  from the
adjoining banquet room.
 
Some will stop to admire the trio,
picking them up and repositioning them on the table.
 
Who will fall in love with each of them
to give them a new home
or think they will be "the perfect gift" for
someone on their Christmas list.

 
Although a bit larger in size and
standing in a slightly taller pedestal,
 
Mr. Green looks very
similar to...
 
 
...Mr. Blue 
from my previous post here
 
 
 
 
 
 
Then there is the man in the Red hat.
 
 
Mr. Red is the smallest
of the three
 
but in my opinion has the biggest personality.


 
He is dressed in a white scarf,

 
 
has jingle bell buttons
 
 and wears a black belt
around his middle bump.
 
 
 
 
 
 
He has a little jingle bell
on the
curly tip of
his hat.
 
 
 
He is positioned on a very familiar style of
red boot.
 
With a little pile of glittery "white stuff " on the toe.
 

 
 
Before the end of the day,
I'm happy to report they each found a new
home where they will be well-loved
and displayed in a place of honor.
 
 

 
 


 
 
Warm Hugs for the Holidays,
 
 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

My Pedestal Snowman Project


 
 
 
 
My inspiration came from here
 
 
 
 
 
 
Page 76
 
 
 
They used clay....
 
I used styrofoam
 
 
 
 
 
with gloved hands and drywall joint compound


I covered the styrofoam balls

 
just smear it on
 
 
 
 
then let the joint compound dry thoroughly 
 
 
 
paint with acrylic craft paints and let dry
 
brush on a little decoupage glue and apply glitter to the upper half of the "snowballs"
 
add buttons...


tinsel

 
 
wire arms...
 
 


 vintage style snowman face with
 a little styrofoam bump glued on for a nose...






a tall narrow cone hat
as pictured in the inspiration photo


 
 
I chose to glue my snowman to a
pedestal  (small chrome candle holder)
 


I love how he turned out !!!






I'm off to make a few more for our upcoming
Annual Church Bazaar.
  
Go here to see a different snowman I made
 for last year's Bazaar.
 
 
Warm Hugs,