Author Archives: ~~Rhonda

Living in a small town, I share my life with my husband Russell (married in 1977), five children (one still at home), and six cats (one indoors, the others outside).

I teach an online class called “The Christmas Notebook” which is about all things holiday prep. The many facets of celebrating Christmas comprises one of my favorite hobbies. Other favorite things include gardening, reading, cooking, and scrapbooking.

mini ivory and periwinkle putz church

I love the way this Putz church turned out. The white, bottle brush trees are the perfect setting for it. I had a stack of church-themed Christmas cards that I was considering for use as bases. I asked my middle daughter to choose one and she liked this one. She’s partial to the color purple. […]

original size purple church

This pattern is deeper than most of my Putz patterns. I wanted to have all three windows on the sides. I like the size and dimensions of this church. I think I’ll make more buildings like this. The base measures 4 1/2″ wide x 7″ deep. The church is 8″ tall as measured from the […]

mini putz church in green and grey

This MINI Putz church is made from a pattern I drew in January of 2012. I’ve made a couple from that pattern in the last few weeks. This MINI version is the latest. The vintage-style card was very inspiring. I love the greens and blues on the card. I like to use greeting cards to […]

latest putz houses

I’ve made several new Putz houses and churches since my last post. Four of these are TINY MINIs which are the smallest size I make. They are made at 50% of the original pattern size. There’s one MINI (75% of the original) and one ORIGINAL pattern size (100% of the original pattern). This tiny red […]

tiny-mini putz house

This Putz house is made from the same pattern I used for the Putz featured in the previous blog post. That one was done in the MINI size. This one is done in the TINY MINI size, which means the original pattern was copied at 50% of its original size. This makes a very small […]

mini gold, green and red putz house

This MINI Putz house has been listed in my Etsy shop. It is the middle size of Putz that I make. I make TINY MINI, MINI, AND ORIGINAL. The four bottle brush trees were painted white, dusted with fine clear glitter, then dabbed with faux snow. While the snow was wet, they were sprinkled with […]

a new Christmas tree shop

I made the base for this Putz a few months ago. I finally got around to making a pattern to mimic the shop pictured on the card. So cute! I love this card. So many nice details. The colors for the Putz are taken from the colors on the Christmas card. The sign was printed […]

toy store putz

I have been wanting to make a toy store Putz since January. Yesterday, I finally got around to it. I drew the pattern, then cut and constructed the Putz. I had the embellishments in my stash, so it was easy to put together. The base measures 6 3/8″ wide x 3 1/2″ deep. The Putz […]

periwinkle and green putz house

I made this Putz house to feature the picket fence. The tutorial for making this fence is here: Making picket fences for Putz houses The base measures 6 1/4″ wide x 4″ deep. The Putz is 4 3/4″ tall as measured from the bottom of the base to the top of the chimneys. The base […]

tiny mini schoolhouse and neighbors combination putz

The little bitties are fun to make. Because they are so small, I can put two on a base for a little village scene. This is the one I just finished. Or a country scene like this one with a farm house and a tiny barn. It was the first combo I made. The second […]