Friday, December 2, 2011

Recycled Christmas Cards

I was just reading about this article and thought it was so cute!!  I probably would not do cards for everyone this way, but it would be fun to make something special for my favorite people on my list!!

This would also be a great starter project for kids, they could get very creative and learn to turn corners and things!!  If you want to read the article please go to:

Thank you Mixed Molly!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Serger Ribbon !

As I was putting up a small tree, I pulled out my decorations.  I thought I would show you how you can make really cheap ribbon. 

I purchased stripe material.  It is red with gold stripes.  I cut it in strips and did a rolled hem along the edges.  For the garland, I just did the rolled hem along the edges, but for the bow, I added some thin wire as I did the rolled hem edge. Now the bow can be shaped!   Get out your sergers and play.  You can make ribbon for presents and anywhere you need a bow.  Don't forget you can use this technique for any material, such as birthday gifts, or other holidays.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Decorations Are Being Hung With Care!!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Mine was lovely, and we are still picking at the leftovers!  My husband has been taking turkey sandwiches in his lunch this week and hopefully it will be gone soon.  I don't really care for turkey, so one tiny piece on Thanksgiving day will last me for a year!!

I have started my Christmas decorations and the outside is decorated.  Here is a picture of an old sleigh that belonged to my husband’s father.  I just love it!  The picture does not really do it justice.  My husband puts a spotlight on it at night and it is just beautiful!!

 My youngest daughter stopped over yesterday.  I had all my inside decorations out and ready to be hung.  She said, mom, your house is a mess!!  I said, well, I am trying to put up my Christmas decorations!  Her reply was "Why do you put up so many"?  I had to stop and think for an answer for that and I guess it is because, I like it that way!!  It is a lot of work, but I love it when it is finished.  My daughter is not like me at all.  She puts up a tree in her house and she is decorated.  I decorate just about every room!  It is funny how she can be my daughter and be so different.  She has two children and the 11 year old is just like her, she really could care less if there are any decorations.  Then the 5 year old is just like me.  She wants to take my decorations home to decorate her house.   She loves to decorate!  I have two little gingerbread dolls who sing and sort of sway back and forth.  We had to stop and play with them.  I was the girl doll who she named Jolly Girl and she was the boy doll who she named Gingerbread! 

The dolls helped with the decorations.  I know just how to play with her because she has the same imagination that I had as a little girl. We have lots of fun!    It takes me about three days to get all of my decorations up, so I am on day two today.  I guess I had better get at it!!  Maybe I will have some more pictures tomorrow!  I hope you like to see how I decorate, and if anyone has any pictures they would like me to post, I would be happy to do that!  I just love to see what everyone else does also.  That is how we get our ideas!  So send me some pictures!