Saturday, November 24, 2012

Snowmen and a stocking ...

Thanksgiving is over and everyone has gone on their way home.  We had 14 for dinner this year and the fridge is full of leftovers (much to the joy of my husband and kids).  It was wonderful to sit at the table with some of my husbands family ... catching up on things happening in their lives and marveling on how much the children have grown.  The rest of the weekend has been spent preparing for Christmas.  The tree is up and decorated while the first of the cookies are in the oven.  The house smells fabulous!  My daughter and I always bake plenty of cookies ... some for the office, for school lunches, and my family Christmas, and more for Christmas Day at Grandma's.  Our time baking together is such a blessing ... every year gets better.

I found the cutest pattern on-line for a crocheted stocking.  Isn't it sweet?  I love it!

Thanks for spending some time with me ... good night.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Crocheted Christmas

Don't you love this crocheted pattern?  It makes such a sweet little tree and the perfect size too.  I was also pretty excited to get my silver glimmer paper order from Stampin' Up this week.  You'll notice I've been playing with it a lot lately.  Paired up with the red glimmer paper ... it's twice as wonderful.  Also in my box of new toys was our mini button stamp set.  I've stamped them and then applied a light coat of spray adhesive and glitter.  Yep, another new love!  I promised a crocheted Christmas tree and here it is (along with a few other goodies) ...

If I don't get back here before Thursday, let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I am so blessed to have you all as my creative friends ... thank you for visiting!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Is it Christmas yet?

I just can't seem to get enough of the Christmas spirit this year!  I'm digging through all of my supplies looking for anything that celebrates the season.  Finding stamps I haven't used in ages, a jar full of bells (where did they come from?),  sparkly rhinestones and glittery papers.  I know it's weeks away but my family celebrates early so I am already in the mood for warm fires, Christmas carols, wraps and bows.  Here are a couple of festive projects that I hope put you in the Christmas spirit too!

I'm working on a crocheted Christmas tree that I hope turns out as planned.  If it does, I'll be using it soon and will be sure to point it out in my posting.  "50 Pineapple Crochet Motifs" is a fabulous book full of patterns perfect for small projects such as these!  Enjoy your day and thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy November!

Hi again ... it's good to be back so soon!  I've enjoyed this past weekend staying lazy at home and playing with my papers.  Tomorrow is a day out with my daughter since she has the day off from school.  A bit of shopping, lunch, a stop at the craft store ... I'm looking forward to some quality time (just us girls).  I treasure these days because I know they pass so quickly.  She's already talking about colleges and I just can't bear to think of her gone.

On to happier thoughts ... I hope these make you smile.

I'm still working on my photography skills.  There is certainly room for improvement.  How do you take your photos?  Do you use a photo tent?  Do you decorate your background?  How about camera settings?  What one do you use?  There are so many I get confused.  How about editing software?  What attributes do you work with .. Contrast, Sharpen, Crop?

Linda R and Cherry are incredible photographers.  I absolutely LOVE how they put together their scenery and capture just the right angle and lighting.  It makes me "feel" the photo rather than just "see" it.  They are both amazing ... stop by their blogs and I'm sure you'll agree.

Good night.