Monday, October 29, 2012

Sale this weekend at Winnie & Tulula's

Big event this coming weekend at Winnie & Tulula's 
The Dealers are fluffing their booths, Gloria has some fabulous items in Sweet Peas.
 Nov 2-3, Lots of new clothing, candles and antiques. Hot Apple Cider and Fresh Baked cookies
Located on the Square in Athens.  Winnie & Tulula's and Sweet Peas.
Stop by before or after Visiting First Monday Trades Days.
Head down Hwy 19 till you get to Athens (about 20 mins from Canton) and we are at the corner of Hwys 31&19.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Christmas Advent Calendar with meaning

I first came up with this idea a few years ago and I have since adjusted it a bit. It's very simple just take a piece of wood, for mine I painted it with a light coat of white and then sanded it. Hammer in 24 nails or screw in cup hooks. I added number tags for the one above, but that is optional, Probably a good idea if doing this with children. Or you could simply paint or write or decoupage the numbers to the board. The original idea was to have the child remove a trinket each day to hang on the board as a countdown or advent calendar. Since then, being inspired by Jodi's Jesus tree idea. I've altered this to have the trinkets have a special (back to Jesus) meaning.
The concept remains the same, only the trinkets, each, have a truly biblical meaning. Like above the "admit one" tickets stand for Redeemer, and the round carrom game pieces are "lifesaver", Use your imagination. You can order Jodi's tags here or make your own, Jodi also has a sheet that has bible verse after bible verse for the "names of Jesus" represented on the tags.
For example an old key represents "key to heaven" which is Acts 4:12 As the child pulls out the item to be hung you can discuss how that item points back to a biblical meaning.
What a great way to redeem the season, and you only need 24 items. This is definitely going to be a tradition for me and my grandchildren,
when I have them...someday....

You can see each ornament and some more display board ideas on my advent pinboard   here 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Strange Case of the Floating Cabinet

 I have this fabulous Coats spool cabinet, and I was not using it. So I decided to move it into my craft room, but it was kinda big sitting on top of these file drawers.  To me it looked like it was floating on top, precariously at that.
 My solution was to cut some table legs to length and then just wedge them underneath. They are not even attached. Just held by friction between the cabinet and the floor. I think it solves the problem nicely, and makes the cabinet look like a piece of furniture.
 And below is the whole messy creative space. Creativity is messy.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spindle Christmas Tree Project

From the Project Vault. I did this last Christmas, and can't wait to bring it out again this year.

 It's never too early to get started on those Christmas projects.

All you need for this is some old spindles, something to use as a base, a metal rod and a saw and drill.

I finally finished the tutorial, that you can view here

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fun Halloween Flash Cards

Trick or Treat, Gigi says, "Margo's got some fun Bones Flash Cards for your Halloween Decorating."

Each card measures 4.25x5.5 inches, on card stock

Just 6.25 for a set of 5.
Click here for my etsy listing.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Junky Pumpkins

Pumpkins like junk too
The two photos above are from the Junk Queen herself, Ki Nassauer, as seen in Country Home magazine

Above and below are from a Flea Market one year

And the one below is mine, complete with curls and curlers.
As you can see almost any old junk will do

Now clear out that junk drawer and start decorating those pumpkins
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