Saturday, December 24, 2022
I haven't had much time to post all the crafted gifts I made. I'm in between computers at the moment and trying to back everything up. Today I wanted to post this digital scrapbook page of our newest rescue, Honeycomb. She is our forever Christmas gift, and keeps giving love and emotional support to my daughter and me.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
I'm giving this one to my letter carrier. She's a sweetheart. All my neighbors love her. She gets gifts during the holidays, so I'm gifting her with some handmade thank you cards. I call them love notes, because they're ATC-sized.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Her husband has helped me several times since my husband passed away, loaning me tools and/or showing how to use them.
This book uses a vintage Christmas tree image from the Graphics Fairy on its cover. I decorated the tree with jewels, buttons, sequins, a turtle dove and a star. The edges are decorated with lace and some homemade faux snow.
Eighteen more days until Christmas, crafters!
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
During the summer I spent several weekends at my trailer located near a few state parks. It was very relaxing. During one weekend, there was a "garage" sale and I scored 13 book boxes. These fake books open to a "secret" compartment in which you can put anything you want. I am making several Christmas boxes with which to gift my neighbors. I live in an awesome community where we all take care of each other.
This Joyeux Noel book box is the first of seven boxes I'm making. I used designer papers, wired ribbon, after-Christmas, clearanced holiday decor, pearls, modge podge, tissue paper and paint to texturize and decorate my box inside and out, front and back.