Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Free Jesse Tree Printables

I don't have a picture for this project, because I am going to do it for the very first time starting December 1st, but I wanted to share it with you also, so you can use it too.  The best thing is that it is free to do with your kids.  

I don't know if you know what a Jesse Tree is, but the printable actually describes it for you.  Basically, you can read a scripture story to your young children, while they color a corresponding ornament.  You cut them out and attach it to a 3"x3" card stock or scrapbook paper and hang them from a tree.  I think it's a great way to focus your kid's perception of Christmas onto the actual story of Christ.  

Here's the link: Jesse Tree Ornaments

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Really Great Deals for You!

Sorry that this is late, but probably like a lot of you, I have been busy getting all of the Black Friday deals and then recovering!  Please consider ordering from my website HERE!  If you haven't taken a look at Creative Memories for a long time - you will be pleasantly surprised at the changes!

Dori Stowell
Your Independent Creative Memories Consultant
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Shabby Birdie

I just wanted to share with you a little shabby birdie that I included with an order for someone on Etsy.  It is going with four of my Chenille Stockings - so I made it all white to go with them.  I am trying to just go the extra mile with my orders for my Etsy shop, so thought it would be exciting to get a Christmas ornament that I wasn't expecting.
 I used a scrap of the Chenille to make the bird body and then a scrap of a floral cotton for the wing.
 I little stuffing makes this little birdie seem more real.
I especially love the clear antique button, with it's original threads still in the holes.  Love it!

Let me know what you think and check out the blogs I love to link up to on the right column.  Oh, and if you are inclined, please check out my Etsy Shop.  I've been listing a lot of things for Christmas gifts.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ruffles and Burlap

As you know, I have been getting busy for a craft show with some friends this last weekend.  One of the things that I really wanted to make, but just didn't get to was a burlap table runner.  So one hour before set up, I set out to make a burlap table runner with ruffles.  This turned out to be my absolute favorite item that I made, and of course it sold!  I thought I would share this beauty!It was 17 inches X 55 inches long.  It went the whole length of my table and had some hanging over.

 I put ruffles on each end of the runner.  The burlap was from a coffee sack and the ruffle from the edge of the material I used to back a quilt a few years back.  It was already cut and folded in half, so it was perfect for this project.
 I measured it out to have this stripe down the middle of the runner.  It was down the middle of the sack.
I love the fact that it even had some markings from use.  Give sit more character.

I am going to have to make some more of these for sure...what do you think?  Make sure to check out some of the blogs in the right column that I love to link up to.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sparta Craft Show

Just wanted to invite everyone in the Sparta area to the craft show at the Sparta High School tomorrow from 9am-4pm.  I have been crafting like crazy trying to add to a friends booth and make a little money.  I just wanted to share with you what the booth looks like.  We have a lot of stuff!

The book wreath, burlap table runner, green table runner, and  06 birdhouse are mine.

The lathe star and the book paper garland are mine.

I made the pumpkin and the book chalkboard easels

More of my lathe stars

Seasonal Blocks and white set of pumpkins

Snowman Books and a peek at my Joy blocks

Three of my paper trees

Snowman and my snow blocks

Noel blocks and my Chenille pillow

My orange pumpkins (actually the top orange one is made by my 7yo!)