|I saw her yo-yo table topper and we came up with a plan for me to make one similar to hers.|
|The final step is to seal them with an acrylic sealer spray. I forgot to bring the sealer spray with me to show that step.|
|Then we made a little stand-alone accordion photo album to put pictures of her grandchildren in.|
|A picture of the little album from the back.|
|As I've worked on my yo-yo's I've often had a little helper trying to tangle my threads!|
|We have had some days of sunshine where the mountains could be seen with the frost dipped tree line in the horizon.|
|Walks with the dogs on beautiful afternoons, soaking up the sunshine.|
|Roger always has this look on his face as if he knows something I don't, |
with a look of wonder or a knowledge of something I can't see. He is quite a funny little fellow!
|The sunsets have been glorious! After an late afternoon trip to Wal-Mart, I was dreading the drive home in the dark. |
I exited Wal-Mart to these gorgeous skies, and I got to enjoy the beauty of the skies on my drive home!
|You probably recognize this picture! It is also on my blog header. I found a company who makes gorgeous canvas art out of your photos.|
|I was very impressed with the quality of the canvas print and the sturdiness of the boards too.|
|I had two photos printed on canvas, and my favorite by far was the first one, |
but I was pleased with this one as well. I wanted to do a bold bright print and a soft muted one.
The quality of both was excellent.
|I had a hankering for cherry pie. I had found this old recipe framed in a thrift store some years ago, |
and it has been a favorite cherry pie recipe since.
|I kept the pie crust simple with no lattice crust, and it tastes amazing! |
This was made with cherries we picked this past summer that I canned.
|I'm making progress on my yo-yo's!|
|I was so blessed earlier this year to win a giveaway with Kim @ ExquisitelyUnremarkable. Thank you Kim for this generous giveaway! She sent me the cutest card and a get well card too, because the tartlet tins |
came to me just as I had my carpal tunnel surgery.
|Because I was in recovery mode with the surgeries,|
I set these gorgeous little tins aside for my winter projects as well.
|So this past week, I pulled the tins out of their vintage box and began to play with them. Oh what fun! I also had some beautiful paper that I covered magnets with as well. Once the crafting fun starts, I never know where it will end!|
|I made some of the tins into magnets as well, and some were made into hanging ornaments.|
|Most of the magnets I've given away as little gifts for friends. |
It is a fun and easy project! I just buy the peel and stick business card magnets
and attach pretty paper to them, soo easy!
|This is a project that I've NOT made myself... yet! But it is on my "bucket list" to try. I just love the pretty vintage look of the painted bottles. I saw these in a local thrift store.|
|Homemade apple pie filling went into the mini tarts and baked at 400 for 15 minutes. Sprinkled with cinnamon on top.|
|Yum yum! Sprinkled with a bit of confectioner's sugar... so simple, easy, and I promise... you can't eat just one!|
|Making more progress on my yo-yos. Just a few left to do now! |
I won't get the table topper made until after Christmas,
but I will show you the finished project when it happens!
|Some handmade bookmarks being made as Christmas gifts too.|
|What is cause for more joy than this gorgeous pillow that I also won in a giveaway! I can't believe that I was the blessed recipient of two very generous giveaways! I won this pillow from Connie who blogs at Connie's Crafty Creations. I was just soo excited to receive this gorgeous pillow in the mail, handmade by my very talented friend! I have long admired her work, and was so excited to have the perfect place for this beautiful pillow in my living room. However, you can see a lazy Mister Simba who really does symbolize total and complete joy in this picture, ha! |
Cats do have the art of sleeping perfected!
I will leave you with a couple of fun short videos I took as the snow came down yesterday. My daughter was playing the piano and I think you will enjoy them!
Happy hugs to all!