sharing from my heart to yours
When decorating for Christmas this year, I turned to quite a few different blogs for ideas this holiday season. At one of those, I picked up this idea. Sorry, but I don't remember which one so I can't credit the creator.
I love using frames in creative ways, and thought this was such a neat way to display a nativity-type scene in my home, as I haven't had anything in the past. It IS the true meaning of Christmas, and the most important part to remember!
For this project, I followed a fairly simple process. I think I had it comleted in less than a couple hours. I found some silhouette images online, printed them, and cut them out. The cutting was most time consuming!! I then took the glass and backing out of various sized black frames that I had around the house. I then hung them on the wall with a tack and some Christmasy ribbon, just looping the ribbon around the top of the frame. Using double sided tape, I placed the images directly on the wall inside each frame! See... simple! You could use this idea with so many things!
For unto you was born this day,
which is Christ the Lord!
Sorry about the goofy lighting and picture quality. I did have the time/patience today to mess with my camera settings or edit them before posting.
Wishing you all a VERY Merry Christmas from
Whispers of Joy!
God bless you and yours
Ever had one of those projects that you start...
then get frustrated with...
and forget about until you're housecleaning ages later?!
Yup... me too!
Ran into the quilt that I started two years ago when I was pregnant for Sky. I've been saying that I should finish it before this baby comes. I guess I just needed to actually SEE it to get myself more motivated! (Also thanks to a friend of mine who insisted that I HAD to!) :]
It was a first time sewing project for me...at least on my own and on my own machine! So between learning the machine, working with frustrating fabrics, and trying to figure out HOW 'quilting' works exactly was a long process (two years I guess!). It's more of a blanket than a quilt, but it has the quilted squares for the front panel. If I were to start over today I'd probably do it differently, and it's definitely not perfect, but it's done...and in time for Baby #2!!! :)
Here's a few photos of the finished product
The blue and white stripe is a soft fuzzy fabric on the back. Was hoping to have more extra of it to make some regular simple 'blankies' but not sure I was that lucky!
The long awaited Holiday Artisan Fair has already come and gone!
December is just flying by!! (my baby -due Jan 8th- will be here before I know it!)
The bazaar was a lot of fun, visiting with vendors and shoppers, checking out other tables, and enjoying sharing my goods with others!
Here's a quick snapshot of the Whispers of Joy table
I have been doing quite a bit of crafting, not only for items for the fair, but also for myself, my baby, and my home. Christmas is a fun time to try new things!
I plan to take a few photos of some of my latest projects and share them in upcoming posts. I may even add a few new items for sale at Whispers of Joy!
I also have a possible new product line coming. It will either be in the next couple weeks, or will be put off until later this winter when the baby is here and things settle down in our home! So keep coming back to see me and check if there is anything new being sold or ideas posted for you to try!
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