Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy New Year!

Wow, I can't believe that is has been so long since my last post.  After the craft season ended I dove right into Christmas and didn't have time to blog.  I hope to get back on track now.  The photo above was taken from our back deck three days before Christmas.  Isn't it beautiful?  We are now in the deep freeze as is most of the US.  Thank goodness it is supposed to get warmer by the end of the week.

One project that I plunged into was making sweet Sydney a stocking.  I dug out two old hobbies, counted cross stitch and sewing, to create this stocking for her.

I am really rusty with both of those skills, but I think it turned out pretty cute.  Here is a picture of all of our stockings.

I've made most of our stockings, but a while ago when I sewed more often.  I am going to have to practice more so I can make Sydney some cute spring/summer clothes.  I also made her some bibs, but I forgot to take a picture of those.     
That's all for today.  I'll be back soon to share some paper crafting projects.  Stay warm!
Till then,

Friday, November 15, 2013

Just For You

I'm finally back with my last craft fair item.  I wanted to make some gift card holders and I wanted them to fit inside an A2 envelope.  I used my cocoa packet holder as inspiration to create this Mrs. Claus dress gift card holder.  I saw the idea for the dress on Pinterest and decided that it would make a cute gift card holder.  After playing around with several tutorials (that didn't work) I just designed one of my own.  Here's what the inside looks like.

Pretty simple, but it fit the bill.  I will have these for sale at my last craft show of the season tomorrow at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church.  I hope to see a lot of you there.  Remember, there are six fewer shopping days after Thanksgiving this year.  So, you better start early!  I'm not sure what I will be back with next or when.  I will be busy getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I will try to blog some.

Till then,

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sing, Choirs of Angels

Good Wednesday morning to you all.  It is quite cold here this morning, but sunny.  Hopefully the sun will warm us up a little.  In the meantime, how about some cute little angels to warm your heart?  I saw these little cuties on Pinterest and just knew I had to make some.  I added faces to mine and adhered them to covered Hersey nuggets.  I then went through my piano bench and found some Christmas Carol sheet music.  I copied it onto cardstock and then cut it into strips to use as a base to hold my angels.  These slipped into pretzel bags that I topped with the top note die cut and tied it up with twine.  I think they turned out so cute.  Here is a close up of one of the angels.

These will be available at my craft show this Saturday at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Wouldn't they make cute stocking stuffers or gifts for members of a children's choir?  I hope that you will be able to make it out to the show.  I heard yesterday that since Thanksgiving is so late this year that there are six less shopping days till Christmas.  This just makes me panic!  Got to get busy.  I have one more craft show item to share with you.  Hopefully, I will be back tomorrow with that.

Till then,

Monday, November 11, 2013

Craft Show Frenzy

Wow!  It has been a while since I last blogged.  I have been busy taking care of Sydney and preparing/participating in craft shows.  The picture above is of the show I did a little over a week ago.  This was the first time for me at this particular show.  I did OK, not as well as I had hoped.  I did get two custom orders from this show, so with that taken into account I did about what I had hoped for.  I am busy preparing for my next show which is this Saturday at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Historically, this has been a big show for MD Designs.  This will be my last show for this season, so I am hoping that it lives up to its past.  Here are this year's candy tubes.

These have always sold well.  I love the little "merry" stocking.  And isn't that sweet gingerbread man so cute atop the heart?  Here are close-ups of each one.

These are great for stocking stuffers.  Come on out Saturday and pick some up for your stockings.  Or, I think they would be cute as package decorations, too. 

I have a couple of other items I want to share with you, so hopefully I will be back this week to show you those.

Till then,

Friday, November 1, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy

I'm so busy this morning preparing for a craft show tomorrow.  I did want to take time to show you one of the new items that I will have for sale.  These are bottle tags.  I know a lot of people give wine or sparkling cider for gifts or hostess gifts during the holidays.  Why not dress that bottle up with a cute tag.  I didn't have a bottle to hang one on to show you how it works, but I think you can get the idea.  These sell for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.  Come by the Brambleton Center tomorrow from 8:00 till 2:00 and pick some of these up for your holiday gifting.  Hope to see you there.  Here are pictures of each tag individually.

 I'll be back next week with more "goodies" to share.

Till then,

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Better Late Than Never

I'm finally back with the card set that I promised to share with you.  Time just seems to slip away from me lately.  Anyhow, I shared two of these cards with you earlier.  I am in love with the Festive Flurry set and matching framelits.  They make the most beautiful snowflakes and are stunning on cards.  Today I have the whole set of cards that I made.  This set sold at my last craft show so I'm making another set for my upcoming show.  Here are pictures of the two new cards.

I am very pleased with how this set turned out.  I have another show this Saturday at the Brambleton Center from 8:00 - 2:00.  If you live in town, stop by and check out all the "made with Love" items that I have for sale.

I'll try to blog again tomorrow as I have a new item to show you.

Till then,

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

One Down, Two to Go

Hello, again.  I know it has been a while since I last posted.  My life got a little crazy with my mom's surgery and other things.  Last Saturday I participated in a Fall Bazaar.  This is my third year participating in this Bazaar and this year was the most successful. I will definitely keep this event on my calendar for next year.  I also loved that several of my facebook friends came out to shop.  I also ran into a couple of people whom I worked with when I was teaching.  What a great day!  I am now preparing for my next show which will be at the Brambleton Center on Nov. 2, from 8:00-2:00.  If you didn't make it to the Fall Bazaar I hope that you will make it out to the Brambleton Center.  This is the first time that I've done this show.  I've heard that it is well attended so I'm hoping for another successful event.  I'll be back soon to share with you some cards that I made and sold at the Fall Bazaar.  I fell in love with this set and am planning on making another for the Brambleton show.  So, check back with me.

Till then,