Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Baby Burp Cloths

With our 1st grandchild coming in the Spring, I've been getting reacquainted with my sewing machine. So I figured there had to be a more attractive-looking burp cloth than the ones my husband and I used so many years ago with our boys. Yes, we just used plain old cloth diapers!

I found this tutorial while searching for inspiration:


Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to insert a link into my blog yet!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

A few of our holiday decorations this year:

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Spiced Nuts

Spiced Nuts

1 egg white
2 T water
3 - 4 c nuts
¾ c sugar
¼ t nutmeg
1 ¼ t cinnamon

Beat egg white with water. Add nuts; stir until moist.

Sift together dry ingredients. Add to nuts; stir until coated. Spread nuts on cookie sheet.

Bake at 250 degrees 25 – 30 minutes, stirring ½ way through.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

gift tags using buttons

A couple more ideas for gift tags using Papertrey's Holiday Button Bits:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Snowman Gift Tags

I just love the combination of felt and paper in crafting projects. When I saw Heather Nichols' blog using these 2 items to create cute gift tags, I knew I would have to try my hand at it. Although I didn't have the Nestabilities Labels die, I am still very pleased with their outcome. Instead, I used the square die, the snowman from Papertrey's Holiday Trees and stamped the back with to/from and "merry christmas" from Papertrey's Holiday Button Bits.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday Button Cards

Here are a couple of the cards I created for Christmas:

Papertrey Holiday Button Bits stamps, Papertrey buttons, Fiskars pp, Nestabilities dies, velvet rickrack ribbon from Etsy seller, christopherpines

Papertrey Holiday Tree stamps, Imaginisce pp, Nestabilities dies, velvet rickrack ribbon from Etsy seller, christopherpines

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Glitter House

Wow, it's been quite a while since posted, huh?! I guess life kinda got in the way and I needed some motivation! Anyway, I'm back and have enjoyed creating some new holiday items.

I just love the paper mache houses that I have seen altered. The only local place I could find any was Hobby Lobby. This small house was just $1.99! I gave it a coat of gesso and then painted, sprayed it with adhesive and then sprinkled Martha Stewart tinsel glitter over the whole house. I was able to complete 4 houses with only 1 bottle of tinsel glitter. The snowman came from a package of 6 small snowman ornaments I also found at Hobby Lobby. The windows and door are vellum adhered from the inside.