Monday, December 17, 2012

Almost Here !

Just one more week till Christmas !
I can’t believe it’s here so fast !
I thought I would show you the rest of the pictures I took of the decorations around my house. This is on top of the old cupboard in the kitchen.


Inside the cupboard…
The table in the sunroom…
The buffet in the entryway…
This is me schmoozing with Santa , I’m hoping he will bring me something good for Christmas .
I hope he brings you something good too !
And I am praying for peace and comfort for all those affected by Fridays terrible events.
I find it hard to get those children out of my mind . God please be with those families !
May God bless you my blog friends and bring you peace.
Merry Christmas !

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Outside

Since I live in the Ozarks I thought it would be funny this last summer to put an old washing machine on my front porch to go along with the old wash tubs I already had there. They did look cute filled with flowers last summer.
Hmmm… What would Li’l Abner do ?
Why he would fill them with greenery , and small trees , and lights , and dried Hydrangeas …
 Wouldn’t he ?




I bet Li’l Abner didn’t have a pink door !
Merry Christmas !

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ornaments For The Kids

Every year I make a hand made ornament for my grand-kids and my great nieces and nephews. After about 16 years it’s getting hard to come up with something different .
So I perused Pinterest and found this…
It’s from the Mamie Jane’s blog , she used some leftover pieces of yard stick that she used for another project , and some Scrabble tiles. So I thought “ There you go ! I’ve got the components for that !”
I made one for each child with their name on it , and a few extra with Noel on them . Then I got in a big hurry to get them packaged up for mailing and forgot to take pictures of them all . I made 13 in all .
Here are what I had left that weren’t packaged when I remembered to take pictures .
I love how they turned out and I hope all the kido’s like them.
Thanks to Mamie Jane’s for the inspiration !

Thursday, November 29, 2012

O Tannenbaum

My Christmas tree is up…
With a little help from these two…
My two favorite teenagers !
Don’t you love the skirt ? It was a special order I had made by “ The Sewing Nun “ AKA “ Sister Teresa “ A sweet lady we met at a craft fair several years ago , last year I asked her to make me a tree skirt in white and bring it this year to the craft fair we do together . I was so pleased !
If you double click on it you can see it better.
The fabric is a white on white print with a satin sheen and a lace edging . I almost don’t want to cover it up with gifts.
All I have to do now is pull out the stockings and hang them to be done decorating the living room .

Monday, November 26, 2012

DIY Feather Tree

I made these feather trees yesterday , I didn’t take pictures as I went along , but it was so easy , and I will tell you how to do it .


I bought two 14” Sty-ro-foam cones , but you could use any card board or paper cone shape, I covered my cones with paper so the hot glue wouldn’t melt the sty-ro-foam. I got two 60% off feather boas at JoAnn’s Saturday.
All you do is start at the bottom of your cone and glue and wrap the boa in a spiral , add a little hot glue, wrap, add a little more and wrap some more till you get to the top. I painted a couple of candle holders silver and glued a cardboard disk to it then glued the cone to it, then I added a dollar store silver ornament to the top. I should have  used taller candle sticks because I ended up putting them on boxes to make them taller , but I used what I had.


I had one taller candle stick , so I glued this folded book page tree to it, I gave it a little spritz of silver paint too.

I love how the feather trees came out and it was so simple !
I’m liking how the mantel is coming along too.
What do you think ? Are you going to try it ?

Oh ! I added a few things to my Etsy shop today, please go over and take a look.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New Coffee Table and Thanksgiving Anticipation

When Sis and I went on our girls day out last Friday I found this table at one of the antique and flea markets.
I love the tray top ,the only thing I wanted that it doesn’t have is a shelf underneath , but I think with the way it’s made I’ll be able to add one .
Of course I couldn’t leave it black , that just doesn’t go with my house .
I found a store that sells CeCe Caldwell chalk and clay paint ,( on that same shopping trip), so I painted it  “Simply White “.
Then added some clear and dark wax to it and this is how it came out …
I got just a little more dark wax than I wanted on the top, but I think I can live with it. I’m calling it finished for right now cause Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I wanted it in my living room .
I have my tables all set up ready for the big meal tomorrow , there will be 12 of us , and there is not enough room in any room in my house for that many at one table, so the kitchen and sun room are both set up for 6 in each room, and since they are right next to each other it is still close enough to carry on conversation .
Do you like the little Turkey doll I made years ago ? He is on the kitchen table.
I found some dish toweling fabric by the yard at a store in town the other day, all I had to do was hem the ends to make this table runner for the sun room .
Bring on the turkey ! Bring on the dressing and the pumpkin pie !
Bring on the Birthday cake ! That's right , tomorrow is my daughter's birthday , so we are celebrating that too .
I am so grateful for the blessings that God has given me .
I am so blessed !
Wishing you the best Thanksgiving ! And praying God will bless you too !
Have a wonderful weekend !
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Reopening my Etsy Shop

Today I reopened my etsy shop .
It really was never closed , but it didn’t have anything in it for a few weeks so same difference.
These are the things I put in there …
I hope to be adding some more in the next few days.
But tomorrow Sis and I are taking a day for ourselves and going up to Ozark and Springfield for some shopping at a few of our favorite places, Antique Malls and Leola’s.
Can’t wait ! So looking forward to it !
Hope you are having a wonderful day !
Oh Wow ! Go take a look at Common Ground !
Debra featured my Christmas pillows ! So cool ! Thanks Debra !

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thinking About Christmas Decorating

I made two new throw pillows yesterday with a Christmas theme in mind . I’m planning to take them to a Holiday Church Bazaar this weekend. But if they don’t sell they are coming back home with me.
I like the way they look in these chairs by the fireplace . Soon I will be working on decorating the mantel for Christmas.
If they sell , well I guess I will just have to make a couple more for me !
Have a great weekend !
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Monday, October 22, 2012

War Eagle Shows

We finished the last of our big shows for this year , we have only one more small show at a local church. The show this last weekend was our biggest and most profitable . They estimate over 130,000 people attended. There are three separate shows together in one place with a total of over 600 crafters. Here are some pictures of our booth.
That’s me in the back waving.
The first two days started off very cold in the mornings, but the last two it got warm enough to wear t-shirts .
Can you see our new sign ?
It says Sweetie Pies’ Creations AKA Three Cranky Old Ladies .
Brings a lot of people in just see if we are cranky or not.”Smile”
The fall side…
The other side…
Teddy bears , we went with 2 cradles full and came home with only 2 bears.
This is Billie showing a lady her baby quilts. Notice the heavy coats ?
We all had great profits. And all in all it was a great show except for the fact that I had a head cold through the whole thing and didn’t even go in one day.
We met a lot of great people and saw a lot of old friends. I think that is the best part about doing the craft thing, and is one of the reasons we keep doing it .
Have a great Week !