Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Hodge Podge of winter delights....and some Christmas tags too!

Hello Friends,
Life is moving at a very fast pace these days!  So...I am going to try something a little bit different here on my blog.  Since I just do not seem to sit down and write posts as much as I should I am going to do a "summary" post of some of the crafty and "life" things that I have been up to lately.  A post in photos mainly from my Instagram page "Greenwdgirl" so some of you may have seen these before.....if not...grab a cup of something hot and sit back and enjoy!

 I decorated inside and out for Autumn and Tim and I carved pumpkins for Halloween! ( I promised some of you a picture showing the new paint color from this summer when my house went from beige to this lovely light shade of blue.)

I discovered the "Project Life" App via my friend Brandy at Brandywine Designs.....and began loving to scrapbook again!  So easy to have the pages printed at Persnickety or at home on your printer...etc..
I began to crochet as the weather got colder for a special "Christmas Shabby Vintage" Swap with my dear friend Alease who blogs at "Pretties Please Crafty Corner" and makes videos as "Leasy46" on YouTube.  She is such a fun lady!  Here are some of the things I made for her:

I crocheted around the edge of a Papertrey Ink Limitless Layers Heart Die Cut....and added a crocheted rolled rose....
 Some more crocheted roses....
 Some simple cream thread crochet flowers...these take about 5 minutes each in front of the TV when I have time in the evenings....
 Note:  Butterfly and Ribbon Cards are from digital files available at Iralamija Shop on ETSY!  More crocheted flowers....and some felt bows using a My Creative Time die from Emma's lovely store.
 I made this turquoise crocheted flower up while playing around one night and made 3 of them before the evening was over....They were Alease's favorite out of the items I sent! :)
 Just a few of the items I sent out all grouped together....

Here is a picture of the items I received from Alease:

Aren't those Magnolia Doohickey Santa Faces adorable!!!!!!  Plus that sweet card with the Penny Black image!  Etc. Etc. Etc.!!!!  I am set for Holiday Crafting! Thanks again Alease!!!!! You are so generous!

 She made these embellishments for me too and I placed them in this glittered birds nest from Michael's...

Next I prepped some areas of my craft room with all of my Christmas Crafting goodies.  I do this each year so I have everything right at hand for tag-making, crafty projects, and gift are some pictures:

I have a traditional section of red and green and white and cream items:

And a pastel vintage area too this year with lots of goodies from friends on YouTube:

Then I started some Christmas Tag making:
 Some pink candy canes using some lovely Tilda Papers....
 The "Little House" die from Magnolia and some more candy canes waiting for embellishments....
 The finished candy cane tags....Love those Lili of the Valley stamped tiny tags - I use them A LOT!
 I had to make some of these snow globe tags too:   Thanks PTI and Betsy Veldman!  The house and tree and reindeer are sitting on a quilted heart sent to me by my friend Rhonda Coleman.  Adorable!  Tiny snowflakes are from a Memory Box die.
 How about some stocking tags?  Also in a light pastel color scheme.....they look like sherbert ice cream to me....oops I must be getting hungry!
 And more of these lovely Waltzingmouse Stamps tags.....with some lovely fabric plaid bows....

And more little houses ready to be tied onto packages or anything fun!
 An entire village grew in my living room over this past weekend:
 And I also got started on a Christmas scarf for my family name draw gift....we are all making our presents this year!  What fun!

 Well did you make it to the end?  I bet your coffee cup was empty long ago!  Thanks for taking a peek at what I have been up to!  The most important and fun thing I have been up to is taking care of this sweet boy:

Love when he comes out of school with a smile this big from the fun he had in ART class!  He was so excited!  Love that grin!

Thanks for tuning in my friends! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Week!  My little one is out of school on break the whole week so we will be doing lots of fun things together for the hoilday!
Blessing to you all! Your friendship is a gift to me each day!


  1. Wow Jill so much PRETTINESS to drink in here tonight!! Thanks so much for sharing, love everything! And that Tim...what a cutie ;)

  2. Jill I am not sure where to start with this wonderful post. I am so happy to see you have been crafting quite a bit. Love the crochet flowers and I love that Tim had so much fun with carving pumpkins. Your pink globe is amazing I really love that one. Hugs
    I lost my long first comment :(

  3. Hi Jill. Love the color you used on your home. and the red door is so pretty. All your creations are beautiful. All your creations are beautiful. There isn't a thing I don't like.
    Tim is such a ham. It is really fun to see them grow up but they do it so quickly. I was 3 days with my oldest while she was waiting for her new car and when she finally drove off the lot with it, her whole entire face was lit off. Those are the most special moments. TFS. ana

  4. Hi Jill, you have been very busy. I love the color of your home and Timmy is just adorable! Everything is so super cute and I am loving everything that you have sent to me. I have even used a few things with hesitation. I just want to hoard it all. Thanks so much for mentioning my blog. Hugs, Alease

  5. Oh, Jill, I absolutely LOVE this post! Love, love, LOVE it! Your home is so beautiful, and sweet little Timmy just brings the biggest smile to my face! I am loving all your holiday crafts! The vintage pinks are just precious.... love that big sherbet bowl of color. Those tiny houses are just amazing. In awe of your crochet work, too! You are so, so talented!

  6. A super fun post Jill and a house full of beauties (yes, that does include the people)!!!! Wonderful to see so many wonderful things you've been busy with! The photos of Tim are totally terrific!!!! ((hugs)) Rebecca

  7. What a wonderful post filled with lot of goodies...all so pretty! Love the tags, little sweet houses, and pretty crocheted flowers! And, fab fun photos of Halloween fun with your son, Tim! You take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving, hugs!:-)

  8. Loved seeing all the things you have been up to. Love all your tags and crocheted flowers, the one you came up with is awesome!!! Your house looks great, the colors are wonderful!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! Hugs, Cindy

  9. OMGosh! So much eye candy! I LOVE it ALL! Can you come to Florida and show me how to crochet those GORGEOUS flowers and make those FANTASTIC houses???!!! How I would LOVE that! My FAV pic of all is the one of your Sweet boy! THX for sharing! HUGS!

  10. I LOVE your work. Can you tell me where you got the die for the candy canes? I would appreciate it.


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: ) Jill