Friday, December 24, 2010

Father Christmas

May your Christmas be peaceful and full of joy. Remember to give thanks for our many blessings and pray for peace in the world.
I am going to travel up from the gulf coast to San Antonio to be with my daughter and her beautiful family. I wish I could see all my grandchildren and hug them tight and kiss their rosy cheeks.
I will always be thankful for my neighbors, who have gone out of their way to help me through tough times. My blessings are many.
May you have a blessed Christmas.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Simple Christmas Tutorial

I found these Eames Era Atomic Christmas ornaments at my local thrift shop. They are plastic and flat, and I thought they would be perfect to add some handmade touches to.

The first thing I did was to glue some heavily glittered plastic snowflakes that I purchased for $3.00 at my local Wal Mart.

I then added a cardboard star covered with antique music sheet paper. I inked the sides of the star to give it an antique finish.
My next door neighbors have done a lot for me since I have been sick so I wanted to repay their kindness.
I copied a picture of their cute little Schnauzer dog and glued it on top of the star. I then added some vintage seam binding and created a handmade gift that I am sure they will appreciate.
Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Peaceful Pictures Around My House

These are some peaceful pictures from around my house. I only have two small trees decorated so far. Many of my decorations are handmade by me, purchased from other artists on or antique.

Have a beautiful and peaceful day.