Thursday, December 24, 2015

" ... and there were in the same country shepherds 
abiding in the field, 
keeping watch over their flock by night.
 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the 
Lord shone round about them...: 
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, 
I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."  
Luke 2:8-14   KJV  

Monday, December 21, 2015

Honey Run Baptist

The annual Christmas Pageant  is just around the corner and Mr. Bushytail and cast are busy with rehearsals and last minute adjustments.  Tonight the crew successfully finalized the rigging so the angel bearing "good tidings" could fly.  If you can't be with us at Honey Run Baptist we hope you enjoy Christmas Eve services at your place of worship.  
Merry Christmas  

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Instead of using a pre-made wreath I used the stems below to make mine 
To form the wreath I use a bottle (puffy paint), wrap the stem around the bottle, cut, and fold over a bit to secure, I added glue too.  
The first step was adding the loops of gold cord
Then I decorated using beads, glitter stars, and tinsel garland.  I cut the beads from this pick and the tinsel is larger than a plain chenille stem, hand punched glitter stars 
The House: 
The foam board shape is cut to fit into the wreath, and painted. When dried I cut out a door and window and glued them on.  The wreath above the door is made from twine.  I didn’t have green twine, so I painted the twine with acrylic paint, curled it around a regular tooth pick to dry; when it was dry I cut and glued the ends together.  The bow on the wreath is embroidery thread.  The roof is paper cut to fit, glued on and white puffy paint added for snow, then glittered. The door knob is a gold seed bead.  Final touch is the ribbon, mine is red, 1/8th inch grosgrain. 
Glue the house inside the wreath and your finished ... not a quick project but fun 
end product !

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Wreath Making Marathon

I am on a mini wreath making marathon and its addictive !!
Wreaths with deer
Wreaths with snowmen
Wreaths with snowflakes
Wreaths with snowballs
Wreaths with sleighs ... and my favorite 
 wreath with a tiny little house
Now what to do with all these little wreaths .... hum   XO E