I've been playing with paper. 20 tags for Creative Breathing's Christmas Tag Swap. The glittered texture on the hat is from Martha Stewart. I wanted a "snowy" look but I got a clumpy glitter effect instead. I didn't want to start over so I am pretending that it was my plan all along.I finished up my tags to swap with Renee for the Happy Homemaker Tag Swap. We made one a month using a single pack of paper and embellishments we had on hand. Rachel and I both used a story book theme. I added ribbon and more embellishments before I shipped them off to Rachel. Playing with my dollhouse too. I decided to make it a year round Christmas place. I spackled the roof and then gave it a coating of "snow in a jar". I call it that because I threw the jar away and I don't remember what it was called. The dollhouse looks white in the picture but it really is a light pink. I found it at a garage sale for $5.00. I'm working on the inside little by little. My best friend found the furniture for me. I wanted to sit it by the Christmas tree, but the dogs kept stealing the fireplace. Yes, the food is on the floor. I need a cute round table to set up the desserts! The rug and floors are Martha Stewart scrap book paper. Wallpapering the walls is a little harder than I thought so there is just a piece of paper stuck in there for now. Did you notice my cute as can be Gingerbread boy and gumdrop cutie from Elizabeth at Creative Breathing? They seem to go perfectly with the polka dotted reindeer that I painted a zillion years ago. My son and his girlfriend helped me put up the tree. I don't think it's ever been prettier. She fluffed and fluffed those branches until they were just right. We had a lot of fun talking about the different ornaments on the tree. Did you notice the roses on my coffee table? They're from our garden. I still have roses in December!Do you see what my hubby bought me for an early birthday present? This adorable cabinet that I have been eyeing at the local antique mall for over a year. It needs a little bit of sprucing up but I couldn't wait to fill it up.
And just in case, you forgot that this was also a "sewing blog". I made my curtains. The rose chintz fabric was four dollar a yard and I found a green calico in polished cotton to go with it. I had to convince my hubby that the green would go with the chintz but he ended up loving them. I think I spent about $60. for the whole window and I love them!
That's about it from around here. I am working on Christmas presents. We're having a cookie baking day soon. Wish you could all come and visit this Christmas!