Another Christmas has come and gone. Most of the gifts have been exchanged. (Although there are a few gifts that still need exchanged. Being sick over the holidays is no fun.)
This wreath was made for a friend who loves the color brown. I couldn’t post this earlier, because the recipient of this wreath reads my page, and she’d have known what she was getting before she got it.
One of the best things about the holidays is all the left overs. And one of the favorite things about Christmas’ left over ham is Ham & Cabbage Soup. I love it… hubby hates it. So I don’t make it very often. But when I do make it, I make a 6 quart pressure cooker full.
I can’t believe that Christmas is only 10 days away. Time is flying by, and I’m not nearly ready for it. I’m still trying to get the decorating done, and there are still a few more gifts to get and make and wrap. Is anyone else in the same boat that I’m in?
The Christmas season bring so much creativity to me. I often find myself working on projects at 4:00 in the morning. This is one of those projects that I finished in a couple of hours. It’s a quick and easy Christmas craft that can be customized depending on the fabric & paint that you choose. It’s also a project that the little ones can do.
This is the second part of my Christmas Tissue Box post. Painting the Evergreens.
This is to show you how I paint little Evergreen trees. (Remember, I’m no artist) There are several ways that I do them & I’ll show you how. These are easier to paint than you might think. This is along the lines of folk art & they are never perfect. (Nothing in nature is perfect) These are meant to be fun, & if you mess it up, it’s just paint, paint over it and start over again.
I have been asked so many times, how do I paint a sky with clouds?
I’m not an artist by any means, (My Mama was the artist in the family), although sometimes my work can look a little like a Picasso. What I do is more on the lines of folk art. I have fun with it & so can you.
The first part is how I paint a sky & clouds. The second part will be several ways to paint evergreen trees. The third part will be adding snowmen to your winter scene.
It’s easy to do, and if it doesn’t look the way you want it to, hey, it’s only paint. You can always paint over it. This is how I painted a plain wooden tissue box for Christmas.
Back in October, my husband & I went to the cemetery to visit my Mama’s grave on her birthday. It’s hard for me to go there, I miss her so, but I always try to go on her birthday & my birthday. I’d felt her presence all day long. On the way home, we decided to stop at a thrift store. I could still feel Mama close by. When I got over to the dish section, I found these dishes. Mama would have loved the pattern. She loved the color pink & roses. I’m dedicating this tablescape to my best friend, My Mama.
I found a sweet little 2′ white pre-lit Christmas tree at Walmart for only $10.00. I fell in love with it, but I really didn’t have many small ornaments to fit it. By now, you know me… if I don’t have it, or can’t find it, I’ll make it. This is how I made some little jeweled ornaments for the little tree.
I apologize for not posting last week. I really wanted to get this post up, but I managed to sprain my wrist, and typing with a sprained wrist is not easy. So, I’m ‘hunting & pecking’ this post.
With the Christmas season upon us, I’ve been working on some new items for the home, gifts & some more orders. This is the first centerpiece for the season. It’s so easy to make, using items available at any craft store or the Dollar Tree.