It was a quiet Saturday morning this morning. Two kids are up in the mountains this weekend with their youth group, and although I miss them, the house is much more calm and quiet with only two kids here. Hubby left for work early, and I had a few minutes to snuggle up in my covers with flickr, seeking Valentine's Day inspiration. Although the tree has been taken down and hauled to the curb, it is still Christmas everywhere else in my house. I like to put Valentine's Day up when Christmas comes down so I am gearing up for just that. If I see enough photos of old vintage valentines, candy, pink and red felt hearts, and other creative projects by the many talented people out there in the world of blogs, etc.....surely I will have enough inspiration and motivation to get out of bed and spend the few hours it is going to take to pack the rest of Christmas up and put all the pretties out for Valentine's Day!! right? I hope so.
There is a beautiful shop, called RUSTY CREEK, in a giant barn just down the road from my house. (I love the convenience of this, BTW) Susan, the shop's owner, recently made a section of the store into a crafting area. She appropriately named it, "The Hens' Nest". Love it! Anyway, one day I was browsing and chatting, and she asked if I would teach a crafting class of some kind. I came up with this idea, and I just love it! Every year I read lots of magazines about Christmas ideas...crafts,recipes, cookies, and everything else you can dream up. My idea was that I would love to cut out the things that I like, and have them all in one spot. That way I am not wondering where that great sugar cookie recipe I saw was, or how to make the cranberry punch I made the year before. I also thought it would be a great place to make all of my "to-do" lists and write in new addresses I need to add to my Christmas card list. I decided this would just be the funnest thing to make and keep with me at all times so I can jot down everything related to the best holiday of the year!! So, I went a little nuts with scrapbook paper, vintage images of old christmas cards, old sewing trims, buttons,etc...and here are the results!! The class will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 10:30 am-1:30 pm in Fallbrook, CA. Please email me for more info if you are interested. Or, try your hand at making one at home...fun and easy. The best part of making this the last couple days was listening to Christmas music to keep my inspiration up!
Happy friends, I have returned from my long vacation from blogging. I thought it would be fitting to return on my birthday. Posting is a birthday present of sorts to myself, as I have been wanting to post again for some time. I have missed sharing my life through this blog, but have spent some well needed time focusing on family and adjusting to our move last summer to Fallbrook, CA. We spent many months having to go online in our office that is connected to a separate garage on the property, making it very inconvenient to do much on the computer. We have been saved from that now by the purchase of a laptop, which I am very grateful for. That's it for now, just wanted to share that I am still alive!! Thanks for being a part of my birthday celebration today! XXOOKristin
I stumbled upon this adorable picture on flickr...and wanted to share! Kristena of thimblythings.com cracked me up with her title on this photo...something to the effect of "pimping her fridge". As you can tell, she is one creative gal!! Scroll down on her blog to find a tutorial to make these sweet magnets. Seems she loves the color red~~ I girl after my own heart.
I attended my friend Sherry Salvato's annual ornament exchange Sunday night. Here is a look at the ornament I made this time. What a fun Christmas tradition!! I brought 20 wrapped ornaments and came home with everyone's ornament. I love to start thinking about this and planning what I will make. This year I thought about my overabundance of sheet music I have for crafting and that settled it! Hope to post some house pictures soon.... it is getting very Christmas-y in there!! Kristin
Hello everyone! I am a homeschooling mommy of four who loves to dabble with different types of crafts, incorpoating vintage items I find along the way. I have a vintage red and white 1940's kitchen and love looking for things to add to it. I collect old red and white canisters, red and white crocheted pot holders, red and white enamelware, old wood or metal childrens play houses, childrens toy kitchen pieces, several milk glass dishes and mug patterns, etc. I'm just having fun mixing it all up in my kitchen! I am a Christian and I love Jesus!