Monday, December 15, 2008

Cabin Fever































That is what we have. It has been below zero here the last couple of days...snow and just plain freeezzzzzzzzng temperatures. I had the choice between housework...and crafting. Which do you think I chose? Wanted to share a JOLLY little project with you tonight. I had my husband cut some wood into blocks...they are not perfect by any regard, which is the way I wanted them. I than went to work covering them in scrap book paper and some fun embellies. My friend came over Friday evening and shared some vinyl with me...we used my cricket to cut some words out of it. It cost next to nothing and is keeping me from going crzyyyyyy. As for my husband, child, cat, and dog....can't speak for them. Night, night. cherry





68 comments:

Kat said...

Looks like you spent your time well. Looks great!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, that's so pretty! Hope it warms up for you soon. :)

Inspired Kara said...

Absolute perfection...as always.

Tracey said...

Love the Jolly blocks!!

HeathahLee said...

So cute! I would LOVE a cricket! It looks like you could do so much with it!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well looks like you came up with another wonderful idea. I would love to be snowed in for a weekend with you. I would have so much fun doing crafting with you.

Hugs,
Joanne

Sue said...

What a great project. I love your large pictures too.

Sandy Toes said...

I was so excited when my blogroll said you posted..your stuff is so inspirational and pretty. Those blocks are just great and I love that quote...how wonderful!
-sandy toes

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I always love to see your new creations....BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the polka dot ribbon...the perfect touch!!

Lisa

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

Jolly Wonderful I say, i just love it...how do you stay so inspired...??? You are simply amazing...hugs, Lisa

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a wonderful project! I'd love to do crafting with you, Cherry, because I know you'd inspire me (as you always do with your posts)!

You have a Cricket??? I've been wanting one of those...I watch the infomercials all of the time...I've walked by them numerous times and wanted to badly to have one...maybe if Santas reading this he'll send one my way.

I also wanted to thank you for leaving me the nicest comments on my blog...you're a sweetheart, Cherry!

Bev said...

How perfectly ADORABLE!

Lady of the Mote said...

How lovely!

Wendy said...

That is so fun! Aren't cricuts amazing...gotta get me one of those!

Deb said...

Don't you just love that Cricut machine. I am getting the most use out of it. I just started my second vinyl project last night. I'll post it today. Kind of along the same lines as your "jolly" blocks but a little different. I wish I could find the vinyl in more colors though. Makes for inexpensive crafting and gifting. Love your creation.

Becky said...

Cherry you always make everything look soooooo easy and fun to make! Girl, you need to stay bundled up and have a cup of hot chocolate in your hand at all times. Brrrrrrr!

Laura said...

So adorable! Have a jolly Christmas!

squawmama said...

Cherry I love that craft for sure.... What a jolly idea... LOL LOL Glad you find really cool things to do when it is soooooo cold outside... Have a great day

(((HUGS))
Donna

Carrie said...

love them they turned out great!

philben5 said...

I can't thank you enough for sharing your projects with all of us out in blogland. You have made my holidays a little more merry!
Blessings
Roxanne

Darlene said...

Hi Cherry,

Love your JOLLY blocks! As always you make the cutest things! I look so forward to seeing your posts with your beauties!

LuLu & Co said...

Love it.... must have wood blocks to make your cute "jolly". What a great way to spend a cold evening. Just crafty greatness!

jennykate77 said...

Those blocks are adorable!!! I love them. Reminds me of some NOEL ones my mom has that she made at this craft workshop we went to way back many years ago. She still puts them out every year☺ Yours are so whimsical and cute!

Barnes Yard said...

Fabulous! Love it!

cindy said...

What a cute idea! I am falling inlove with that ribbon...so cute!...did you decopauge (sp) that paper on the sides?...I also need to find out what a cricket is....thanks for sharing. Cindy

Nora Lee said...

I love it! I see a project for me this weekend.

Thanks...please stop by and visit me sometime. Stay warm :)

mishebe said...

Love those blocks.

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Cherry! Just adorable; love the different bows too! I was wondering how those cricket machines worked and I see they do a great job! I may ask for one for birthday???? Hope it is getting warmer for you - Sincerely, Jeannette

Shannon said...

So cute! I love the ribbons.

Reynie said...

Oh my--I am catching up on all your wonderful projects you have had going on and I just love them all! You are so creative! As always you have made so many impressive things for the holidays!

Leigh said...

LOve it! Now come and check out my plastic Santas from yesterday's post and give me some ideas.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Too cute for words! You always get the details just right. A little tag here, a little sparkel there. I learn so much by observing your craftiness. Great job!

Erin said...

I love those! So pretty. It has been cold where I live too. We got nine inches of snow this morning. I have to go shovel...but I think I'll have to craft instead. Great job!

tidymom said...

OMG those are SO pretty!! I wish I was that creative when I'm bored! LOL

Merry Christmas!

~Tidymom

Drama queens mum said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by my page. Love your blog. I know how you feel about having cabin fever. We just had an ice storm here & were without power & just finally got our tv, phone & computer back today. 5 days without it was hard.

Jean said...

I love the JOLLY, especially the green bows. Really an eyecatcher! Hope some warm air comes your way soon. Its supposed to be in the 50's here in Roanoke tomorrow. have a crafty evening.
Jean in Virginia

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Cherry - you are too good girl. That is such a simple but absolutely darlin' idea. I've been thinkin' about gettin' a cricket - I think now, it is definitely a must. Thanks so much for your constant inspiration. Merry Christmas

Carrie said...

TOO cute!!!!!

Christi said...

Ok, I've seen your blog several times, but this is my first time to leave a comment. You are amazing..do you come up with these great ideas all on your own??? I need some of that creativity to rub off on me! I'm thinking I need to head out to Hobby Lobby right now and try to make some of those little guys!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Wow those came out so cute! I go crazy if I am inside too long but I don't know that I could whip up something that crafty no matter how long I was stuck indoors!

Hugs,
Dena

beth at aunties said...

Loved your JOLLY craft! They were full of the Christmas spirit in spite of the weather.

Stay warm and thanks for sharing!

Eloise said...

You are amazingly creative and talented! Bravo, Cherry!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love everything you do! When I got back from visiting Mr. Perfect I had a wonderful box waiting on me from you! I love it! Thanks so much ;)

jennifer said...

adorable, as usual!

i'm getting a cricut for christmas and am SO excited! i can't wait to get started on fun projects like that one!

Jen r. said...

These are adorable!

Mimi Sue said...

It's cold here too! I hate driving on ice so I'm a shut in myself. Those blocks are darling. Mimi

Angie said...

I don't blame you from crafting! I would pick just about anything over cleaning! Love this project and the way you embellished it!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Cherry~
I love it! That is so creative! Crafting was a good choice over housework! :)

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

How adorable, love these! Great Blog, your very creative! :-) Cathleen

Rosemary said...

Everything looks beautiful.
I can't believe how much we decorate the same.
Cool!
Rosemary

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

So Darn Cute Cherry!!! Hope it warms up soon. Try some hot cocoa with two scoops of peppermint ice cream. That will cure anything. : )

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

You are so clever Cherry! Love the blocks!

Merry christmas!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Katie said...

That is so cute, I want one... I love it, adorable. Lots of work it looks to be but fun.

Rachel said...

Those turned out great! I wish I had cabin fever, for me it's a cabin cold and it's beyond freezing here so I don't want to leave the house, EVER!

Okay so I'll be expecting those blocks on my porch in time for Christmas! No pressure. :):):) J/k (kinda) :)

fourlittleloves said...

Wow these are precious!! I do so love your blog!!! Thanks for your sweet comment on the Childrens Nest!! Have a great day and a wonderful Christmas!

Elise said...

I love them!! I think I always say the same thing everytime I comment here!! Send me some of your snow please, its in the 70's here!! Crazy!!
Elise

The Berry's Patch said...

OMGosh those are just adorable. I would craft over housework any day. :-)

Michele said...

Gorgeous! Keep warm.

Tiffany said...

Adorable. Adorable. Adorable.

Buttercream Cottage said...

Your blog is awesome and you are so talented! I love cherries too. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Susan S. said...

I LOVE the blocks.....so COOL! and I would much rather craft than clean house ANY day!

Maremone said...

What a wonderful little project to keep me in the house and away from Target (and the dog house)

Kelly said...

Hi Cherry! I'm glad you found me. Thanks for the get well wishes, I'm actually feeling much better today.

I love your style and those Jolly blocks are adorable. I just heard about he cricket the other day and would love to get one. I guess it's too late to put it on my list this year.

edeenut said...

Oh! I absolutely love these blocks. I use my husband a lot too to cut my wood for projects, heehee.
I have to make these blocks, did you use (decoupage) mod pauge to put the scrapbook paper on the sides?
Thanks fo sharing, I love your blog and need to come back and check it all out when I have more time after the holidays.

Mary Margaret said...

I love your ideas. I have been wanting to make block for a while...where did you buy your paper? I can't find pretty christmas paper in my area and I love yours. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

Shiloah Baker said...

Beautifully, beautifully done!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! What a cute set of blocks! Great job!

xo
Becky

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! What a cute set of blocks! Great job!

xo
Becky