Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Another year whizzed by. Where did it go?

A Happy New Year to everyone and let us hope we maintain a positive attitude towards whatever life tosses our way.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Couple More

I decided that the blue fabric garland I made yesterday didn't quite fit the 5 foot entrance to our living room. The length hanging down on either side needed to be longer. Since I didn't have any more of the blue fabrics, I decided to make the extensions using various red printed cottons. The blue garland already has a burgundy strip in it, so the all red extensions tie in nicely with the blue. The red is much deeper and richer looking than you see in the photo.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fabric Garland

I made a fabric garland to decorate the entrance into our living room. This is easy to do and it was all made with fabric that has been sitting in the stash for a long time. I got the idea from Robin Olsen's wonderful blog(Rough Around the Edges. Here's the tutorial. Note Robin's is all precisely cut and measured. Mine on the other hand is a total mess. Just ripping and snipping. I didn't even bother changing the thread in my sewing machine - just went ahead and stitched it together with the brown thread already there. And still it turned out great.

I will ask hubby to hammer some nails in the doorway so I can string up some lights. And then I will weave the garland around the lights.

We are not that much into Christmas but I do enjoy the lights and decorations during this dreary time of year. Very soon the days will start to get longer again. :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Craft Day

My friend invited me to join her, her sister and niece for craft day. Every now and then they get together and work on various crafts. Today's crafts involved mosaicing, making Christmas gift tags from old cards and making a cloth doll. Normally I would be stitching, but since I didn't have anything ready to work on, I remembered some beautiful washi papers that I received for Christmas last year. I decided to make some paper stars.

They are not quite finished yet. I wanted to scan them first before I apply a coat or two of glossy Modge Podge. I don't think they scan as well under high gloss. The top three are part of a trio. I will probably glue some sequins to the bottom ones.

What a fun time I had working on these. Some of the washi papers are so beautiful that I hate to cut into them, but then I think, it's not much good to have the papers stuffed away in a drawer. I hope to have some time tomorrow to make a few more.

Thanks to my friend for inviting me and thanks to hubby for tidying up the house while I was out "playing".

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Finally I got to squeeze in a little time to do something creative. It is already December and I had no Christmas card designed for this year yet. I had planned to make an angel, but the Snowflake was quicker.