Friday, November 27, 2009

Vintage Ornies

I'm slowly working on getting our home all decked out for Christmas. I decided to use my collection of vintage glass ornaments on our living room tree this year, and I love it!
There is just something more beautiful about these old ornaments made in the USA, Poland, West Germany, and not China!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wintery Felted Wool Pink Trees

Today, I made a few sparkly felted wool wintery trees.
Using leftover 2" strips from a felted wool sweater, I cut a fringe.
I hot glued the pieces of wool to a cardboard cone spool, making sure I didn't leave any gaps
and then, voila' a tree!
After a quick spray of glue and a dousing of glitter, they are ready to display with my putz style Christmas village. But, until I get to decorate for Christmas, my Walnut Ridge bunny will be enjoying the pastel forest.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Burlap Christmas

So, here's some of what I've been making lately....
I finally have them listed in my etsy store too!
As I've been working with burlap and adding black accents here and there, I keep thinking how pretty a black and cream Christmas would be. My mother thinks I'm crazy... whatever!
Can't you picture how gorgeous it could be?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Carmel Corn

This evening I made carmel corn, and it tastes so good!
What a wonderful snack for a blustry fall evening.
Carmel Corn
18-20 Cups popcorn
2 Cups brown sugar
2 sticks butter
1/2 C light corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla
Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt. Boil for 5 minutes. Stir in soda and flavoring. Pour immediately over popcorn in big roaster. Bake 1 hour at 250 degrees stirring every 15 minutes. Cool on wax paper. Store in an air tight container.