Merry Christmas dear friends. This year I decorated my Christmas tree pink; I think that I wanted simplicity and softness in my decoration. My 10 year old boy helped me to decorate, and he displayed all my village collection. He's so excited for Christmas.
The red pickup truck with the Christmas tree actually is a telephone that I bought in a flea market for $2.00 The only thing I don't like about the phone is that when it rings I think it's the smoke alarm.
I made some paper houses. I found the patterns at Martha Stewart's web site.
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas full of unforgettable moments, and a happy New Year
After browsing on line I found a plaid deer head that Target was selling; but the item is currently unavailable. I found this deer head pattern Here I made some changes on the pattern. I really liked how it turned out.
like you can see in the picture, I made some changes on the pattern. I just added 1" more around the line of the middle of head pattern.
I made my antler pattern longer.
And placed a piece of cardboard on the back of the deer to mount it better on the wall.
The tutorial on the page where I found the pattern is really helpful on the sewing part, but I found out in the process of making this project that inserting wire in the antler helped shape the antler. I inserted 2 wooden sticks of about 10" in length inside the head of the antler to help the antler remain strait. It's a good idea to insert the wooden sticks when you are stuffing the deer head.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~Helen Keller~
I want to wish you a wonderful day full of love, peace, and unforgettable moments.
I wanted to share with you my Christmas decoration around my small cosy house. I made all the ornaments; it's something that I really enjoy doing every year. I cut out of wood some Emerson light bulb ornaments, made clothes-peg snowflakes ornaments, painted pine cones with silver spray; they look like mercury blown glass pine cones, and my husband cut some wood slices for me. I was surprised that in the craft store wood slices sell at $1 dollar each; I knew that we could cut some wood slices ourselves. I like my rustic Christmas tree.
Crochet birds that I made years ago, they are so cute.
I want to wish you a happy Christmas full of joy and peace in company of your loved ones.
I found this beautiful idea at "Shabby Chic and I" blog. Visit Tanja's beautiful blog to see the tutorial on how to make the wings Click here
I did't want to see the cardboard, so I applied All-Purpose Joint Compound with a brush to give a feathered texture to the wings.
I let the All-purpose Joint Compound dry completely. Then I primed the wings, and painted them white. After the paint was dry, I Applied gold paint with a dry brush--be sure not to saturate the brush with paint. Wipe the excess paint on a piece of paper towel, then apply on surface with light strokes. This way you will see the feathery texture on the wings.
I decided to hang the wings with my shabby chic paintings.
~Have a beautiful day and surround yourself with things that you love~
What would you do if you had a pair of shoes that you no longer liked? Probably donate them; but what about giving them a new appearance.
This is how the shoes looked before.
I began by working a blanket stitch around the edge of the shoe.
Then I worked 2 single crochet together on each stitch.
Next, I worked a single crochet all around the shoe.
At this point I began decreasing to close up the shoe. It's a good idea to try on the shoe in order to make adjustments (Increasing- Decreasing) single crochet stitches, until the shoe fits comfortably.
Finish with popcorn stitch for decoration. When I finished the shoes and started walking, I notice that the shoes tended to come off my feet. I am going to sew elastic bands on the back of the heel to give it more support. I've seen flat shoes with elastic bands on the back heel so I'm comfortable with the idea.
~I want to wish you a wonderful day full of beautiful things that make you happy~