The complete television series Homefront can now be found on DVD.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
The first holiday season that I worked for Gooseberry Patch, I became so caught up in selling Christmas day in and out that I completely forgot to prepare my own home to celebrate. I promise to set aside all of this wintry crafting the day I turn my calendar page to October. In the meantime, how cute are these Santa's helpers!
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HEAD: Eyes are beads tacked on, (french knots could be used as well), a floral stamen was used for nose (satin stitch a choice, too). Ears can be cut by hand. Fold in half and tack stitch bottom edges creating indentation. Tack stitch in place on face front. Button stitch 1/2" strip around face beginning at nose. Catch ears and floral stamen antlers (found in wedding section of craft store). Button stitch head back, stuffing with fiberfill before last stitches taken.
CHENILLE: Peppermint legs and tail are created by twisting red and white chenille stems together. Tail is created by bending end over, create a right angle to insert into body.
BODY: Slightly overlap body piece, button stitch closed. With same thread button stitch one end circle in place. Stuff body firmly, button stitch back end circle catching tail right angle opposite belly stitch line.
ASSEMBLE: Using small sharp scissors cut very small opening to insert twisted stem until it touches back of body, trim to desired length. Repeat for remaining legs.
Heads are tacked in place with stitches hidden between pieces. Bow and trim tacked in place as well. How cute are these little reindeer!
Peppermint Snowflakes made my first year of blogging from a tutorial found on my most favorite crafting mentor, Jenny B. of Allsorts blog.
A Countdown to Christmas Peppermint Heart just because once you make one reindeer, it's hard to stop!
This Jolly Old Elf seems especially happy to have helpers now.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
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Sunday, September 5, 2010
Well here I am on the most beautiful fall September day imaginable happy to celebrate my third year of blogging with you.
Three years filled with stories from the heart and creativity from a very busy wellspring. It seems I can't wait for each new day to arrive as I have discovered this blog is who I truly am.
More than just a Creative Breather, it is the sharing I have discovered that leaves me at the end of the day pleasantly fulfilled with gratitude that perhaps someone will take away from their visit here an idea that will spark their own creativity.
It seems the mother I have always searched to know has been with me all along. A student by her side has become someone who loves to teach.
Please know how delighted I am when asked, "Would you share with me how..." and then to visit the person's blog and see their own expression of an idea I have shared. Please also know that I learn so much from you as well.
Many thanks for a wonderful three years! Elizabeth