Thursday, December 6, 2007

Crafty Christmas Projects...
























& other peeks of Christmas Cheer. It's spreading , Oozing from every nook and cranny....contagious...? I HOPE so! Christmas Spirit...that is. Pacing ones self is a must (at least for me). Still don't have the tree (this weekend's project). We go out in the woods and have to travel a good distance to get a good one. We only have Ponderosa around here. I have to admit a bit of stress has been rearing its head. I just feel soooo slow compared to so many of you. I move at a snail's pace. Maybe I putter to much? I feel like I am doing everything but not getting anything accomplished. Anyone else feel like that? Still have a lot of shopping to do, not yet have I baked. The decorating is still not done. I heard one person say if its not out by Dec. 1st than it isn't getting put out. Dec. 1st? Holy cow. I am wayyyy behind than. Who's voice was it declaring they were taking their time? Hmmmm...seems ages ago. Please give a shout out if you are not completely under control. Would love to hear from you...lol. I can however share some crafts with you all...Martha or not. Love doing the cones..did a few last year as gifts. Like to fill them with candycanes or eggs with shredded paper. I pick up vintage Christmas cards here and there and made some into "art" using my scrapbook papers & ribbon. I made the Santa banner using the font from http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2006/10/halloween_freeb.html. Lucky enough to have found vintage bells that I used in between the letters. Of course I used more glitter letters to make tags spelling out Noel. I love to decorate many of my projects with the faux snow. The container is a recycled oatmeal container. Tomorrow I will show the Christmas houses I have been making. I started doing them last year and find them pretty addicting. I used paper mache bird houses. xoxo, cherry

25 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Lots of pretties at your place for christmas. Love the santa garland.
Alison

Michelle said...

Cherry, your decorations are so pretty! You are so crafty!! It takes time to get it all done, don't feel alone. I have not baked anything, still have shopping to do and mail packages to far away places. I can't wait to see your houses.. hang in there and have fun getting a Christmas tree. Michelle

Mary said...

Hi Cherry - I disagree, you are not "puttering" along - you're going full steam ahead by the looks of your pretties!! Great pics and your home looks beautiful for Christmas.

Enjoy tree hunting this weekend - hope you find the perfect one for you - have a great time decorating.

Mary said...

Me again - yes, I love those silver pieces you show. Cherry, do you know how to tarnish silver quickly by chance? The Italian ice bucket I recently purchased needs to be toned down - guess the owner had polished it for sale. I've heard using shoe polish or perm solution - both sound scary to me!

If you have any ideas I'd be most grateful - if not I'll just have to be patient and wait for Father Time to work his magic. Do you think leaving it outside might help (on covered porch or in the gazebo) where the air will get to it? Gals who have silver in damp climates say it always needs polishing?

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I'm feeling a bit behind this year too Cherry. I've done some baking, decorations are up (minus the tree) but the shopping is no where near where it should be for this date. Somehow it will all get done though, it always does :)

Hugs,
Dena

Cottage by the River said...

Love everything Cherry, we share the same taste. I have a lot of those same papers and trim! It makes me not want to go to work, and just stay home and craft!!!!!
Bristol

hoganfe handbags said...

Oh you have been sooo busy - lovely decorations!!
Mary

Esther Sunday said...

Cherry - I love it! I always, always, love what you do! Love, Esther

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Lovely Cherry, everything is so pretty. With your 'snail pace' you will get things all done in no time !! You are not alone there, we seem to move things from one spot to another, then back again, but you know it will all come toogether :) Jenn and Jacqui

Kari & Kijsa said...

How fun...love that banner...you have absolutely lovely things!

Have a very blessed day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Robyn said...

Great stuff! Love it!

bj said...

I love all the pretty decorations you've made. Can't wait to see your tree.
hugs, bj

Nunnie's Attic said...

Well if it makes you feel any better I'm WAY behind on my shopping. House is decorated. Cookies are made. But gifts...not so much. Oh well. I'll get it done. I'm not stressing about it.

Your crafts are beautiful, as always!

Love,
Julie

Deserae said...

Well if you are behind I don't even know what I am at this point then?!?!?! LoL...Everything looks great and I love,love,love your little "25" decoration...very cute!
~Des

BittersweetPunkin said...

Well...I'm decorated but not under control...LOL. Your things looks so pretty...you are so creative! Have fun getting your tree!!
Blessings,
Robin

Vanessa said...

I feel like you - that I am always doing something but never getting anything accomplished. You, however, are obviously accomplishing something because all those decorations are beautiful!

Meggie said...

Hey Cherry: I'm one of many who is taking my time. My tree is up but not much else. I wanted to put candles in my windows but then realized my storm windows weren't in yet. So I've been spending the last 2 days putting in storm windows....I'll be ready for the candles tomorrow. It will all get done, it always does. No need to fret.....

Susie Q said...

Oh so pretty...I adore the banner! This is not puttering!! This is major creating!!
Bet you are having fun huh?

Hugs,
Sue

Esther Sunday said...

Don't worry, Darlin'. I am avoiding and dragging my feet as well. I did get out a 3 foot faker tree and threw some natural type outdoorsey stuff on it with a thing of light and am calling it good. Decoration wise, you are way ahead of me! Looks lovely, as always! Love, Esther

Kathleen Grace said...

Cherry your Christmas crats are beautiful! I especially love the banner and the cones and NOEL cards. So pretty! I am in the same boat that you are in, shopping not done, baking not begun, decorating, well it may have to do for this year, but not finished in my mind:>) Well, time to let the idea of perfection go and just enjoy the season. It's the only way to go. Hope you have a hapopy one!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi there! Your decorations are right up my decorating alley! LOVE them and oh so cute!!!

Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words you left today. Hope all is wonderful for you and your family.

xo
Becky

Back Through Time said...

All your crafty Christmas is so cute! I love it! I might have to go check out those letters!!
Michelle

Marianna said...

Oh Cherry, it looks wonderful. I would love to see some whole rooms. Will you be sharing as part of the Christmas tour of homes???

Flea Market Queen said...

Love all the Christmas at your house!
Happy Holidays...
Priscilla

Kim (Vintage Pretties) said...

Oh.my.gosh. SOOOO pretty & sweet! And, creative! I just want to run over to my crafty area & start making something gorgeous like that. I may have to steal some ideas from you, because those are so lovely.

By the way, you are not the only one who loves Christmas but is also going crazy--me too!