Category Archives: Christmas

Putz barn

I’ve been wanting to make a Putz barn for some time. The other day I took some time and googled Christmas barns. I saw a lot I liked, but finally found one that really caught my eye on Instagram. So pretty in its rich red and white. I snapped a screen capture to save the […]

menu plan monday ~ july 17, 2017

As promised, I made mayonnaise last week. After a false start, success! It’s not hard to do, but there are rules to follow. If you want to give it a try, I’d suggest you google for some hits and tips before beginning. Understanding the process helps! I used the mayonnaise to make chicken salad, which […]

blue and cream Putz house

I so like the way this blue and cream Putz house turned out that I may have to keep it for my own collection. I love the combination of colors. The blue is Apple Barrel 20716 Pool Blue. The cream color is Apple Barrel 20505E Antique White. The colors do darken a bit when painted. […]

local church celebrates 150 years

The church my husband grew up in is celebrating their sesquicentennial this weekend. A friend (and member of the church) asked if I would make a Putz-style replica of the church for the celebration. It sounded like a fun project and I am glad to say that I am happy with the way it turned […]

springtime putz houses

I have been working on some springtime Putz houses. Here are a few that I have finished already. The pink cottage. Looks like a fairy house, doesn’t it? It has a bunny greeting card on the bottom of the base. The houses are embellished with my first attempt at using polymer clay. I made the […]

Irish cottage Putz house

In a week, it will be St. Patrick’s Day. I have finished the two Putz houses I started to celebrate this March holiday. They are made from the same pattern and look quite similar. But there are a few differences. The first one has a white “yard” and a stone colored fence. The second one […]

back in the saddle again…

After two weeks of being sick, I am finely feeling well enough to do some real work in the craft room. I spent three afternoons up there at the end of last week, but didn’t have the umph to make any good progress, though I did cut out three simple Putz houses, so I worked […]

fourth and last Valentine’s putz

I didn’t feel well over the weekend and didn’t come up to the craft room on Saturday or Sunday. I think I’m on the mend, though I now have a bad cold settling in my chest. Some coughing and a headache, but better than the past weekend. I had finished the Valentine Putz house Friday […]

two valentine putz houses

I finished two of the three Putz houses I have been working on for Valentine’s Day. They are posted in my Etsy shop. ChristmasNotebook.etsy.com A vintage Valentine postcard is featured on the bottom of the base. A little surprise when the house is tipped up. Tiny pink beads line the sidewalk. The second house is […]

valentine putz

One of my goals related to my “putzing” is to make Putz houses to represent the months of the year. I am currently working on several Valentine’s Day Putz houses. It’s been a struggle for me. I had to decide what to do about the bases because I like to use a Christmas card when […]