Monthly Archives: November 2016

happy thanksgiving!

We had a fun Thanksgiving. Older Son and his family were here. All three girls were also here, but Oldest Daughter had to leave at noon. We were very glad she was able to come over for the morning. Younger Son called in the evening. We are looking forward to seeing them at Christmas. We […]

less than two weeks till the open house

At the end of last week, I worked on making twelve boxes for Chistmas card shadow boxes. I managed to embellish one of those before setting the project aside for the weekend. I know size is hard to figure out in pictures. This box is about 5″ wide by 3″ tall (not counting the hanger), […]

green putz with copper embellishments

I finished this little house today. I like the color combination. The embellishments are copper colored. The base is 5 1/4″ wide and 3 3/4″ deep. The Putz measures 5 1/2″ tall, from the bottom of the base to the top of the foliage. A tiny brown, glass bead serves as a door knob. The […]

custom order putz village

My first custom order. I made it for a local friend. She wanted gray and yellow and no green to match a particular room in her home. It was the biggest Putz project I have undertaken. Here is a close-up of the first little house. And the church. And the other little house. Top view. […]

putz country church

I finished this little white and blue church today. I had put it on the base and added the fence a few weeks ago, but had set it aside. It slipped my mind until I saw it today while clearing space on the craft counter. Decided to finish it. The foliage is pink and a […]

the past few days

This is a very busy time of year for us and the past few days were no exception. As is usual this time of year, my sister Genny was here to help. We managed to get quite a bit done. We put snow on the small tree that sits on top the dining room cabinet. […]

Christmas this and that

Wednesday DH and I worked on the living room tree. It is a nine foot tall tree that sits on a two foot tall box. To take it to the attic for storage, the bottom four layers of branches and their lights come off. The rest of the tree stays intact and is carried to […]

three Putz churches

These three Putz churches will be posted to my Etsy shop, ChristmasNotebook, in the next day or so. I just finished them. Lots of fun to do. This little white and pink Putz church is trimmed with silver glitter. I kept the design very simple by adding two bottle brush trees. The second church is […]

finished three putz houses today

I finished three Putz houses today and worked on a couple of others. I am trying to use up the stash of houses I started during the past year or so and never finished. I love the purple and green one. The beads under the roofline show up better in this picture. I think this […]


I’ve been meaning to post but am so busy that, by the time I can, I am too tired to think about it. But I’ll take a stab at it now and see if I can get something coherant up. As most of you know, this is the busiest time of year for us. We […]