Showing posts from November, 2020

The Christmas Mermaid

  This little project got it's start almost a year ago.  I was walking through TJMaxx last January, perusing the leftover Christmas merchandise, when I spotted her:  The Christmas Mermaid.   It just so happens I know someone who loves mermaids, and a Christmas Mermaid?  Bonus points! Welcome back to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm so happy to host this blog hop and hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post.  This mermaid was originally a large gift sack.   It came with two red rope ties that I pulled out before I took the picture. I thought it was a shame to use it for gift-wrapping - never to be seen again, and it already had this wonderful channel sewn-in at the top: So, out came the seam ripper and the side seams were gone in no time at all.  I cut the sack across the bottom and I now had two large pieces.  Here'

Christmas Barn

 I'm back! After 3 weeks of healing my injured finger and dealing with a bad flair-up of my vertigo, I am finally on the road to recovery...the sad thing is my 'holiday mojo' seems to have disappeared.  I just don't have the enthusiasm that I normally do at this time of the year and I'm not sure if it's because of my recent health issues or just 2020.  Is anyone else feeling the same way?  I need to shake this off, so any and all suggestions are welcome. In spite of that, I do have a sweet little project to share with you today.  This one was started a few months ago and the only things left were a few finishing touches. As many of my projects do, this little barn started out as a scrap of wood.  I drew the pattern and cut it out. Naturally, I started cutting and then realized I needed a picture!  You love that about me, don't you!  LOL Since the barn needed a roof, I grabbed some popsicle sticks, gave it a quick measure, and cut them with a hacksaw. A quick

Simple & Inexpensive Gift Ideas

  It's November and before we know it the holidays will be here.  I have three super-simple and inexpensive gift ideas that you can whip up in no time at all.  Just what everyone needs, right?   Welcome back to  10 on the 10th , a group of bloggers sharing ideas and inspiration for under $10.  Our theme this month is 'The Holidays' and I plan to keep it simple. Let's get started, shall we? First up is an idea that I had a little over 3 years ago.  They got named 'Spa Cupcakes' and are easy to make.  Get yourself a bath puff, I found mine at the Dollar Store. I love the gold running through it. The next step was to cut a cupcake liner using my Cricut.   If you don't have a Cricut machine you can easily duplicate this pattern.  Use a compass or the edge of a plate to make a semi-circle.  Move it down about 2-2.5" and draw another one.  This cupcake liner is about 8.5" wide, so connect your two semi-circles at 8.5".  Cut it out, tape the edges,