Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Up In The Air

This is for Amy's new baby: (I'll mail it soon!) This was such fun to make because it was so easy to quilt. Now, someone in the family needs to have a baby girl so I can make the birdy one!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Let Me Sew, Let Me Sew, Let Me Sew!

This was made for a good friend in my neighborhood who is going through a really rough time right now. I thought it might cheer them up. I hope you can see that the houses are mostly made of 'candy'.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cute Model

I apologize for these bad washed out pictures but you get the idea. I got the idea for these headbands at a store I visited yesterday. Haven't quite got the closure figured out right yet - but since I used scraps, they are free!

Monday, December 20, 2010

I'm So Excited!

You know how when you surf the web for cute things -- you can never remember how the idea struck you to begin with - well, this is one of those projects. Because I sometimes work sporadic hours and my babysitting schedule changes alot, I need a pocket calendar. If you go to you can download a pocket calendar cover. You have to buy the kind of calendars with the plastic sleeve. Here are my results:
This one's for Katie. (the reason it is halfway upside down, is because you fold them in half).

These would make really cute checkbook covers too - don't you think?

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Christmas Time!

This post is about sharing our favorite decorations. These are a few of mine... Katie bought me these last year as a thank you for baby sitting the kids while she went on a quick trip with her hubby. They are so cheerful.
I wanted to have a little "Mrs. Claus Corner" filled with goodies - so I fill my kitchen window sill each year with candies in old jars I collected. (It's a little hard because I have to tell the grandkids the candy is no good) It actually isn't -it's pretty hard.

This is my little kitchen tree.

NOW, WHAT ABOUT YOU- what are some of your favorites?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Memories

I found this little trailer to add to my Christmas Village a couple of years ago and it was a "Just Have to Have" item. I grew up in a trailer so similar that our little house could have been the model for this one. My parents made Christmas magic in this little house. As small as it was, there were so many traditions that lived there. We always had lights that Dad put up on the canvas awning outside and a small tree that sat on a table in a corner. And in our house, there was always MUSIC. I have a hard time listening to Nat King Cole without tearing up but I thought it was beautiful!