Monthly Archives: May 2016

two little blue and white putz houses

I hope you are not getting tired of seeing Putz houses. I have managed to finish two more today. Of course, you need to see it lit, too! The other one is a very simple design. And I worked on the other six that I have in process. I added artificial snow to all of […]

three new Putz houses

I have been working on Putz houses this past week. I managed to make bases for eleven houses that were ready to be placed on bases, have fences glued in place and then embellished. I have completed three of the houses. The first one is one of my favorite designs. It’s the two-tiered, rounded roof […]

menu plan monday ~ may 23, 2016

It was an exciting weekend! Our youngest daughter graduated from high school. We estimated we have had children in grade school and/or high school for 33 years! On Saturday, we hosted an open house to celebrate. Thanks to all who came to enjoy the day with us. Youngest Daughter graduated with honors on Sunday afternoon. […]

ten Christmas shadow boxes

Middle Daughter went through the craft room upstairs and found ten Christmas card shadow boxes that I made last year. I was able to get them listed in my Etsy shop today. ChristmasNotebook This one features a polar bear. So cute! I love how different all the Christmas cards are. It’s fun to go through […]

menu plan monday ~ may 16, 2016

I’m a day late with the menu. I spent all day yesterday sorting and organizing the downstairs craft room. It’s overflowing with supplies and finished projects. I was so caught up in the work of cleaning things up that I forgot about putting up the weekly menu. It follows below if you are interested. I’m […]

two-tiered putz

Today I finished the other two-tiered Putz house that I had ready to embellish. The house is yellow and blue. I fiddled with it for quite a while before I settled on a scheme I liked. I used gold embellishments and two green bottle brush trees. Do you like the puff of smoke? And the […]

dead laptop, new putz houses

I have been without my laptop for almost a week. It is an inconvenience to have to sit at one location to use the computer. DH did kindly move the big computer to my craft desk which is really nice! I do appreciate that. Thankfully, my desk is large enough to hold the printer, the […]

menu plan monday ~ may 9, 2016

The irises and peonies are blooming. I love this time of year. The yard looks so lush and green. Menu Plan Monday has rolled around again. It always catches me by surprise. We grilled for Mother’s Day and made plenty of extra, so we’ll be having that for supper tonight. Monday Fridge Food Tuesday Turkey […]

finished the little blue Putz house

I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Four of our five children were able to be here yesterday and I received a nice call from Younger Son. He and his wife live too far away to come home often. Older Son and his wife and the three grands were here. As always, a lot […]

two more putz houses

I have a drawer full of Putz houses that I cut from poster board last year but hadn’t put together yet. I pulled a couple of those out last week and put them together. After they had been painted and glittered, I pinned them to cardboard so they would dry straight. The poster board absorbs […]