Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Calendar Swap

Here is the gift from Ninni  for door 22.

A cute little Moomins bedding set.

Thanks Ninni, these are very nice, great work.

Here is what I sent Ninni for door 22.

I made a set of tiny birds and holy leaf ornaments,

punched from craft foil and shaped and detailed with a clay shaping and needle tool.

A tiny little Christmas tree, made from a bumpy chenelle stem, seed beads and a star punched from crafts foil.


A Christmas tree charm and a few star charms.

I placed them all in a little organizer before I wrapped them up.

I hope that you are all having a wonderful Holiday Season.

Thank you for visiting,  Mary

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Calendar Swap

I participated in  Ninni's  door swap,  I have doors 20 and 22.

These are the lovely gifts that I received in the beautifully wrapped package marked 20.

Thank you Ninni, for organizing this swap and for the great gifts.

These are my gifts to Ninni, all wrapped up before they went into a padded envelpe.

There was still some space in the envelope that seemed a shame to waste, so I added a few more small items that I had around.

I didn't take a picture but you can see the extras on Ninni's blog  (picture between door 10 and 11).

This is the gift that I made  for door 20,
a Christmas candle centerpiece.
I hope that Ninni likes it.

Come back on the 22nd to see what is in this package from Ninni.

I can't wait to see what is in it, I'm practicing patience.

And also see what else I sent her for door 22.

A warm welcome to  Nechiporenko Tatiana.   Please let me know if you have a blog, I'm not finding one. 

MJ is enjoying a great tour of San Francisco with Carol of   My Realitty , go by to enjoy it also.

Merry Merry

Thank you for visiting, Mary

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Who Lives Here?

I finally bought a  Lekman box   from Ikea a few weeks ago.

I've been trying to put together a Christmas scene but it was not going well.  I somehow misplaced a box that has most of my Christmas items.  Hopefully I'll locate it soon.

Today I recieved some scrapbook paper that I ordered, so I decided to put Christmas aside for a bit and set a different scene.

I wanted to show you this multi colored  LED Light  that I found in the floral department at Walmart.  It has a push button on the bottom to cycle through the setting:    green, blue, purple, pink/blue,  pink/green, blue/green,  pink/green/blue or it can cycle through all the colors.  This is the purple (they call it pink).

I placed it on a finding/stand.

Here its lit green.

The tables are acrylic displays  from Amazon.

The  sofa is a  jewelry display  from Fire Mountain Gem.  They also have it in white .

The vase is a porcelain bead, also from Fire Mountain Gem.

The doily is a piece of venetian lace.

 I made the pillow today.

It took about 3 minutes, if you would like to know how leave a comment and I will try to show how I did it.

I think that the scene could use a few more details,  something on the coffee table and maybe  a large potted plant on the left side but I could not find what I was looking for.

I need to keep trying to get more organized, this is what I have for now.

The artwork and the area rug came from this DCWV Rock Star mat stack that bought from
DCWV Deals .   

These are some of the other sheets that I think will make good area rugs.

I've added a few new links to  M's Lists  that you may find useful for your Christmas Projects

      Tutorials - Christmas  -  Now more than 25 links
      Printies - Christmas   -   Now over 40 links
      Tutorials - Flowers and Plants  -  More than 70 links
                        Including  Poinsettia, Christmas cactus and palm trees (for nativity scenes)
      Tutorials - Food    -    Now over 50 links
                       Some things that you may like apples, oranges, grapes, cakes,
                                                                         cupcakes, cookies and pies.

Thank you for visiting, Mary

Monday, December 3, 2012

We Had A Wild Visitor

This morning my husband looked out our back door and saw this owl fly in and land in the tree where we could stare at him for a bit.

I took the first picture from inside through glass and screen, not so clear.
My husband took the others from outside before he got scared away.
I got the treat of seeing him  fly away, swooping through the trees.
We think he is a Barred Owl,  I hope that he stays around and we see more of him.

I hope to be back soon with a few minis, just wanted to share this with you.

Thank you for visiting, Mary