If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What's happening here

I took the Christmas decorations down around the first of the year but I left this little white tree up and got out the Valentine decorations.  I really like twinkle lights so i may of been 6 weeks early for St. Valentine, but I like it.

My mom crocheted the heart ornaments. The vintage Valentine postcards were my grandfather inlaw's and I made the felt and sequin ornaments. They were a free-hand project that I used the supplies from a thrift store Christmas ornament kit.



Toile heart wreath, idea from another blog years ago.



In the craft room, I've been sewing on this scrappy string quilt.
Handwork- I am making a set of plastic canvas zoo animal squeezums. I made them for my children back in the 80s and they had so much fun with them. I don't know if my grands will like this new set, but some of their parents and uncle have seen this set in progress and they acted silly with them, just as if they were in elementary school again. Plastic Canvas is not the coolest of crafts these days but I enjoy it, it is easy and quick. A good project for children to start out on needle skills too. 
Cooking- we've got enough weekend leftovers to keep us going for a few days.  Meals will be easy for this cook for a few days.  

Easy meals will be a good thing because I will have grands here 3 days this week
And this morning will be the 2 youngest grands- 9 months and 18 month old boys! 
Won't be any sewing or crafting going on, just lots of playing and cuddling and feeding.....


12 comments:

  1. Rhonda I so have to laugh, over the week end I cut out 32 of the monkeys, for party favors for AK's first birthday.

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  2. Your Vday tree is so cute! I haven't done one thing for Vday yet!

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  3. Love your Valentine tree! I haven't put mine up yet as I am thinking about rearranging the livingroom.
    I had to comment on your plastic canvas project because you made me smile. I had the same thought about it not being the coolest craft these days. I saw the cutest little Christmas stocking pattern and made a whole bunch of them for Christmas. Everyone loved them! I hadn't done any plastic canvas in years and I had so much fun! I am going to dig out some patterns and make some more things. Maybe we are starting a cool new trend!

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  4. Love your tree! I have so many scraps that I need to use up in some ways. Thinking of potholders to throw in with Christmas presents for the 4 girls at the beauty shop. Got some Gooseberry Patch cookbooks at a great bargain on their sale so will stick with a kitchen theme.

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  5. You have been very busy!!! I am still reading through your old blog...oh my gosh I have no less than 6 projects now I want to do. I am currently making up a odd ball version of your homemaking binder crossed with the MS scrapbook paper notebooks on your old blog. Making myself wait until payday to pick up the canvas for the rag rugs. I will use my 5 million 5 inch squares. Thanks so much for the ideas. Have fun with the grands.
    blessings, jil

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  6. I really like your Valentine tree, I love sparkly lights too. If I had a white tree I would do the same thing.
    Have fun with your grands this week.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  7. Now isn't that just the cutest little tree! Twinkle lights to brighten these cold days sounds like a good idea. I haven't put away my winter village houses yet since they don't look like Christmas. And, I love it when there's leftovers ~ not a lot of worry with cooking.

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  8. Your little tree is adorable! Love that idea!

    Don't you love a frig full of leftovers? It gives you a couple of hours extra every day without prep and less clean up! So nice!

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  9. What a cute idea with your tree, I will have to keep my eye open for one at the sales next year, our liitle ones would love that. Love me some leftovers!!

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  10. I started to do a valentines tree. Didn't. Now, I wished I did. Yours is beautiful!!!!

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  11. You certainly are busy and productive with all those crafts and the grandkids! I love the Valentine's Day tree. You could decorate it for Easter, too!

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  12. Your Valentine's Tree is beautiful! Did you know that I was married on Valentine's Day? This year I am celebrating my 16th anniversary. Naturally, this day holds a very special place in my heart!

    Have a wonderful week and a very Inspired Monday!

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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