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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Goodies for 2011- Part 1

Alrighty everyone, I am back... and I'm tired after a late supper, so this will be fairly quick (with probably too many photos - as usual), but I'm just stopping long enough to share, I hope you won't mind.

Okay, so here are the EXTREMELY Dirty/Grubby Snowman Head Ornies/Bowl Fillers I finished up today-FINALLY!  lol  I want to make more that are not so dirty for those with "cleaner taste."  *giggle*

*These are inspired by a Pattern from "My Primitive Salt Box," which I ended up purchasing the pattern for after already having begun making these several weeks ago.  I was hoping for details on stitching the faces, but turned out there were not details in the pattern instructions, so I just "wung it."  lol  NOTHING bad to say about My Primitive Salt Box, just to make that clear.  Her directions were well-written, and I absolutely love everything about her site!  :)

Next up are some [Stiff]Gingerbread Men Ornies I made up from a FREE Pattern I snagged up a long time ago from The Olde Country Cupboard.  I LOVE these guys, and trust me, the pictures do them NO justice!  hehe

These gingers here are from the same pattern as above, and were my "Happy Accidents."  LOL  Instead of sewing them fabric on fabric with batting on the bottom layer (as per instructions), etc., I got ahead of myself, sewed fabric on top and bottom, with batting in the middle, then when turning time came, I realized I'd made a boo-boo!  So, I left them the way they were (it would've been a nightmare to "undo" it all) and decided to work with it.  They came out very cute, and beings they were initially a "mistake," I only made one set.  I think I should make more, for sure.  :)

Here are a couple of plastic coated wire baskets I decorated up with some simple bows and pip berries and filled with "snowballs."  CUTE!  

Here are a couple of "experimental" (and again EXTREME) Dirty/Grubby Snowmen.  They are made from smaller sized soda bottles.  BEWARE!  These guys truly are "Dirty Ole' Snowmen!"  I'd say they definitely look like they've been rolling around in some muddy slush!  LOL

Finally, here are some Electric Grubby Prim Christmas Lites I made.  This was also my first attempt at grubby silicone bulbs that I dipped.  They're not perfect by any means, but I am pretty pleased with how they turned out, considering they were my "firsts."  :)

So, there ya have it... a few Christmas goodies heading down to the Shoppe in the next day or two.  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time!

~Blessings To You~


  1. I am so happy to see you back and all the AWESOME Christmas goodies you made. They are all outstanding!!!!

    I really enjoyed seeing all your Christmas crafts that you did, you are very talented!


  2. Oh, Tricia, thank you so very much for the sweet comments. You're a gem! I just get so tickled (and motivated to craft even MORE) when I hear such things. Knowing others enjoy my crafts just makes it all the more AWESOME! :)

    You have a very wonderful evening, and thank you again.

    Blessing to YOU, My Friend,


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