Monday, November 30, 2009

I am ready!

My first annual open house and craft show is this Thursday, December 3 from 4-8. I have so many fun things to pick from, everything is handmade and almost all from recycled materials. Below are some items that I will have, some are already available on my Etsy store that you can get to here, if there is an item that you are interested in and will not be able to make it, please just send me an email! Whatever is left after the sale will be posted to my online store. Enjoy browsing!
needle felted penguins
chipboard ornaments
Old windows with wreaths that can be changed out each season!

Initial tags

Christmas stockings, large and small, the large is aprox 20 inches long, small ones are 14 inches.

Monogram wooden blocks, spell anything you want, or just use an initial!

Wooden signs to sit on a shelf or hang on the wall.

Owls, my Favorite! I made them from old sweaters and you guessed it, more burlap!


This penguin, he is one of a kind!

Bubble magnets, I have lots of styles to choose from!

Monogram magnetic glass beads! Very fun for all your kids art work and projects!

dice anyone? each one is 4x4x4

Antique cheese graters with an artificial pine arrangement so it can be enjoyed year after year!

Assorted & Holiday cards, and gift card holders!

Antique washboards fully decorated for the season!

More pillows, made from old sweaters and recycled coffee bean bag on the back!

I also have tons of fresh pine arrangements that are perfect for your dining room table or outside on the porch! Thanks for looking, and please let me know if there is an item you are more interested!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Stockings were hung & 100% Recycled!

I have tons of scraps left over from making my coffee bean bag totes & pillows. I have not been able to throw them out because I knew there would be something cute I could make from them, today I made Christmas stockings! I picked up some sweaters at savers to use as accents, and they turned out so cute! I am going to make them for my whole family, no more "typical" stocking for us! maybe santa will be extra good to me for being so green this year!

e The back side has a little coffee bean bag character...
Stay tuned for more, these were my first 3 and I had to put them up right away! Now, how am I going to be able to refrain from cutting up my own sweaters....

Monday, November 23, 2009

Old Fashion Christmas Blocks

So yesterday I started playing around with some scrap wood we had outside. I cut a bunch o different sized blocks and brought them in the house with no real plan in mind. Then I remembered this old fashion Christmas paper that I had and started cutting it to fit on the blocks, still no real plan in mind. Once the modge podge dried, I used my palm sander to sand the edges, added a little stain, embellished and now I have the cutest set of Christmas blocks on the planet! I feel like these are something i just have to share with the world, so soon they will be available on my Etsy store!


Hey make sure to check out the linky party tonight over at Cottage Instincts! And these were made with what I had on hand! No purchase necessary!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Mike brought home this electric fireplace inset that he got for free. So last night he finally decided to build the mantel for it.
I always knew that my husband was a very gifted carpenter, but I am completely in awe of this fireplace surround that he built last night. Yeah that's right I said last night, he has this done in about 4 hours! He drew his own sketch, went to Home Depot to get his supplies, & started building it around 9pm, I remember him coming to bed shortly after 1am, and he said it was done!


I didn't see it until this morning, and I just can't stop looking at it! I still need to paint and glaze it, but i just had to post it, I am so proud of his work!