Monday, November 30, 2009

Still no Snow but another Snowflake


My boys want it to snow. Every morning they get up in hopes of seeing the white stuff. It looks like Thursday we may get some.

Happy Cyber Monday everyone those of you who have shops I hope you sell lots. Those of you who buy a huge Thank you!

Now I'm back to paint and glitter. I've got two reindeer to finish more snowflakes and snowmen. Have a great Cyber Monday everyone.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Missing Halloween


Well, I'm knee deep in candy canes and glitter but I haven't forgotten about Halloween. This is the very last Jack O Lantern left in our yard. Where did the others go? I'm not sure but I have been told about Big Foot sightings in the area. As you can see something took his lid and has been nibbling on his face. Poor Jack I'm sure it's only a matter of time until he disappears also.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Retro Style Glittered Pinecone Snowmen Ornaments


I've always liked those vintage snowmen pine cone ornaments. Here's my version. I hope everyone had a happy turkey day! Back to painting and glittering! Sold Thank you!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Just some Autumn Leaves & Happy Thanksgiving!



The only ones left on the trees here are oak. Today it was rainy a perfect day to cook. I made the stuffing and some side dishes. Another family member is bringing the bird. I have never had to cook a turkey before. Maybe next year. I found a wonderful local cranberry wine! I can't wait to have some! What's your favorite part of Thanksgiving? Family and food of course but after cooking a cleaning for two days bring on the wine! Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holly & Berries Ornament


I was told he made the front page of Etsy last night! I am thrilled I wish I would have been able to see him. Wishing everyone a Holly Jolly Monday! He is sold! :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Which Tree Classic or Retro Colors



I think the retro colored ornaments would be great on a white tree! Hum... maybe I'll get one this year. Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, November 20, 2009

These are not Chestnuts


This is not an open fire but a fake fireplace. It's my new place for drying paper mache and paint. It works great and it warms half the house. I'm working on: reindeer, snowflakes, candy canes, jack frost, gingers, snowmen, holly. I thought I'd share now back to work. I could use some elves! Have a great Friday everyone!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Giant Snowman


He's a kind of large at 9 inches. Why not. He is covered in glitter and likes the retro aqua and pink.
One of my other snowman ornaments has been featured on foundhandmade.com. If you like the frosty fellows they have some cute picks check them out! :)
http://www.foundhandmade.com/news/itemize
Giant snowman sold. :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

I'm not good at sewing but if I was..


I'd make a whimsy doll version of her. I love how she is covered with dangling presents. It's like a Christmas explosion! Hats off to all you doll makers! Sewing for me does not come easy!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holiday Inspiration



I was in need of some holiday inspiration. My mother is a teacher so her basement is the perfect place to look for holiday treasures. I didn't have to look to long to find these die-cuts. The set of snowmen are Hallmark 70's or 80's I'm not sure. I have no idea about the others. I know people use Halloween die-cuts still I'm not so sure about Christmas unless you're having a party.
The holly on the snowgirl's hat is the inspiration for an ornament I'm going to make. It will be a holly leaf with a happy face.
So how do you get in this holiday mood? Whatever the holiday you choose to celebrate this season?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Overcoming Fear Of....



Happy Friday the 13th! Paraskevidekatriaphobia fear of Friday the 13th. I do not have a fear of this date. In fact the number 13 is a favorite of mine so for me it's lucky. I am also a fan of the movies! Who doesn't love Jason's mom and Jason! This post is not about Paraskevidekatriaphobia.

Today I would like to explore Chionophobia. This is the abnormal Fear of Snow. Some of you may not suffer from this phobia. You may be lucky and may live in a warm zone where the fearful white stuff does not fall. I say lucky you! I am learning to overcome my fear through understanding and art therapy. I bought this wonderful book by Ken Libbrecht a Field Guide to Snowflakes. This was very helpful. I decided to do some art therapy and to actually make a Snowflake. I know! I was fearful at first but I took the plunge. Through hours of research I was able to learn more about the Snowflake I made. He is a Stellar Dendrites meaning tree like because of his side branches. I'm now proud to say I am no longer afraid. Understanding my Fear and the Art Therapy has helped me so much! I now look forward to the fist Snow and Snowflake! So what are you afraid of? Remember understanding and art therapy could be the cure for you too! Happy Friday the 13th!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A November Sunset


Now that most of the leaves have fallen you can really see some wonderful sunsets. Have a beautiful day everyone!

Monday, November 9, 2009

He's not Frosty Ornament & Dragonfly



I finished another Snowman. We are having very warm weather for November. All kinds of magical creatures are enjoying the warm up!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Festive Mint Ornament & Friends



I know I said I didn't have my Christmas Tree up yet. I don't just a little one. I had to take the Halloween Trees down. I'm running out of room for my ornaments even on the little tree. Some of them are rather large. Ho Ho Ho! I'm off to finish a Frosty & Santa! Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fall is not Forgotten!




I know my blog looks like a Christmas and Yuletide explosion. I haven't forgot about fall. I still have most of my Halloween stuff up. Here's a few more leaf pics. The one with the chair is my front yard before the leaves fell. Those are sassafras trees and this year they were a beautiful golden yellow. Wishing everyone a beautiful day!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Holidays!


I hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween! I'd love to linger in Halloweenland a while longer. I've moved on to Christmas and have listed some Happy Holiday items on ebay. And no my Christmas Tree is not up yet! :) Have a wonderful day everyone!