Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Good morning my blogging friends!!!! I hope you had a fantabulous weekend!!! I was busy once again, which seems to be the story of my life!!! I promised pictures of the candy bar snowman I made last week and here they are!!!!
Aren't these guys adorable?? I found them here, on this wonderful site. You can follow her links to get the free download for the snowman face. Be sure to spend some time on Kerry's site - as she is a great papercrafter! She has some awesome ideas!

I had some leftover fleece so I sewed a tube and cut it to about 5 inches or so to make the hat. I tied the top with DMC floss and added a little jingle bell for festivity!!!! The scarf is just made from some extra fleece I cut into a strip and tied around the neck! (I believe that you can find a video of how she made her's on her website!)

I think these are going to be awesome teacher's gifts, added to a gift of cocoa and a candy cane in a mug, anything! What a great way to brighten someone's day- even after Christmas!!!!! In the blah, dreary days of late January, pop one of these on someone's desk and watch the smiles appear!!!

If you want to see one of these (or several) in person- be sure to stop by the 17th annual craft fair this weekend at the old Nichol's building in Wilton (on Rt 156) this Saturday. There is going to be a boatload of crafters there and entertainment as well!!! I hope to see YOU there!

Thanks for popping in today!

*** Remember - there is only 38 more days till Christmas!!***

Friday, November 12, 2010

Another TGIF

Happy Friday!!! I hope you have all had a fabulous week! It has been a busy one for us! I am sorry for not being here to post more this week! I have been working on a few projects as I can find the time tho! I found the cutest Hershey Bar snowmen the other day and just HAD to try them out!
My daughter makes fleece sleeping bags for 18" dolls (or any doll for that matter!), so I have tons of fleece available for the hats and scarves! I will take a pic this weekend to share with you!

Also - my wonderful hubby bought me some counter tops for my birthday, for my scrap area in the basement. Since we finished the basement and I set up my area - we have been hesitant about it since most of my "stuff" is under the water pipes, etc. We have finally decided to rearrange things. I am so excited to get things underway. The best part is we got a great deal on a section of the counter tops since there was a tiny (and I mean tiny) scratch in it! You can hardly see it and cannot even feel it! Love a deal! I will be posting redesigning pics as well, as we get going on it! So once again- I am seeking out some design and storage ideas! I found this area online and like the looks of it!
This one doesn't look like it has much counter tops but lots of storage. I need to weed through some things that I haven't used in FOREVER! It will be hard but it is time! Altho - I haven't been scrapping- only creating- for quite a while! I cannot wait to get started making layouts again! If you have any storage ideas you want to share - please leave a comment!
Well, it is another busy weekend for the Walker household so ! am off to plan things out! Thanks for popping by~

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another rainy day here in Maine!

Happy Monday to all my friends in the blogging world! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! I took part in the 2nd annual Fall Festival at the TW Kelly Dirigo Middle School and it was great! The gym was filled with crafters of all kinds, I saw a ton of friends and the kids had a great time! Thanks to those who stopped my the booth and said hi!

I actually have this weekend off from craft fairs - kind of! My mom makes the most beautiful 18" doll clothes so I am going with her to an American Girl doll tea this Sat afternoon! (plus Ash wants to go!) But I did book another craft fair for the 20th in Wilton! I will be posting info on that this week!

Today I wanted to share a quick project that I made for last weekend's fair! I made 2 varieties but the 2nd set sold before I could get a picture of them for you. I will make more and post them!
I call them "Snowman Kisses". They are a tic tac holder! I need to add a small tag that says Snowman Kisses but aren't they cute??!!!! A friend has requested a few in other colors for stocking stuffers! So this afternoon I am off to find colored tic tacs!!! Another lady this weekend paired up a cocoa packet puller, a tea bag card and the tic tac holder as a set! I never thought of doing that!! Guess I will be making some more that match!!!

I hope you have enjoyed today's short post! I have been busy cleaning and catching up on Mount Washmore! Laundry seems to pile up when I turn my back!!! I am sure I will leave this afternoon for dance class and the laundry bins will fill up magically!!!!

Thanks for popping in and have a great afternoon!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tea for .... well, One!

TGIF once again!!! Here we are again - peeking at more goodies that you will find on my craft table this weekend!!! This item is another one of the those great teacher's or co-worker's gift ideas!!!

Picture yourself.... it is snowing out and you are sitting in your favorite overstuffed chair, getting ready to dig into your newest book and it seems like there is something missing. What could it be? A warm, steaming mug of tea!!! Here is the perfect thing!
A gift packet with a single tea bag perfect for giving! Add one of these to the tea lover's stocking or along with a nice mug and a gift certificate from the local bookstore and - voila! The perfect gift!

I used a small piece of paper and scored it in two places to create the flap and the pocket! I added a scalloped edge punched piece of card stock to the edge of the pocket, some ribbon and closed it with 2 small brads, rather than sticky strip to make sure it held down (and because I do not have any more!!)

The front is similar to a card and I added a small stamped image and matted it for depth. Inside the lid I added a cute sentiment and punched it out with the large scallop circle punch! Easy peasy! I will be working on more of these to add to my collection of them!

Be sure to stop by the TW Kelly Middle School in Dixfield on Saturday (from 9-2) and see the crafters and their wares! Be sure to say hi!!!

Thanks for popping in today!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Just a few more ideas!!!

Hey there! I have those pictures I promised you!!! These items were mostly cased from Splitcoast Stampers (here) and embellished depending on what I had in my space!!! I had so much fun making these items! They just flew together easily and I think (hope) that everyone likes them as much as I do!!!

The first items are cocoa packet sliders! When you untie the ribbon and pull, a yummy cocoa packet pops out! I think these are awesome co-worker or teachers gifts!! I would love to see one sitting on my desk some cold, dreary morning! I used a multiple array of papers and will add some more embellishments to the fronts!
Did you see the Santa owl??? I was surfing the other day and came across a picture of one like him and fell in love!!! I think I need to add a small white pompom to the hat to finish him off! And perhaps some glitter to his hat!

I even had some pink Christmas-y paper and had to make one out of that! And the paper with the polar bears has some glitter on it to add some much needed bling! The pictures do not do the packets justice at all! You will have to stop by my craft fairs to see them in person!!
The last few still need a little extra embellishments on the front to finish them off but I had to share the wonderful paper. I am such a paper hoarder that it was hard for me to cut that paper up! I am getting better! I think that there must be a 42 step process for us paper hoarders somewhere!
Be sure to stop by tomorrow as I have another treat to share!!! Thanks for popping in!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Another day....

Good morning my blogging friends!!!! I hope you had a fantastic Halloween weekend! We had a great time at the Halloween party that we threw for my daughter's friends! They were a little skeptical to eat wolf teeth and bat vomit but they did!!! :) The witch's brew was also a scary hit!! It was this nasty color brown and unless I knew what it was - I wouldn't have drank it!!!!
And my hubby told me that we are rearranging my scrapping area in the basement because the bulk of it is under the water pipes. So he told me that he was getting me the counters that I had been wanting for my birthday!!! Now I just need to get through hunting season so I can put him to work!!!

Saturday we attended the RES craft fair! Thanks to all who stopped by and said hi! I had a great day! Need to get busy this week to make some more items to replenish what I sold! And - of course - I have found some more items that I just had to make for this weekend! I got a few done yesterday but ran out of material! I will try and take pics tonight to post for you this week!

Sunday was also a busy day! We were still recouping from the party and the craft fair but there was still things that needed to be done. Groceries for one. We were out of everything!!! After we got home - I watch the Nascar race for about the first 70 laps and then the inevitable happened..... add a warm, fuzzy blanket and a dog and..... the land of nod had a visitor!!! I did wake up in time to see the last 17 laps of the race! What perfect timing!!!
Then it was off to trick or treat!! My kiddo got soooooo much candy. I need to bag it up and toss it into the freezer! (there really isn't anything better than a frozen peanut butter cup)
And today - back to work!!!
I hope you have a fantastic day! Be sure to keep stopping by to see what I have been up to!!!
Thanks for popping in!