Thursday, July 30, 2009

A star made with cardboard

Basic Christmas Craft Ideas - Primitive Star Ornament

For this project you will need:

- Cardboard boxes
- red yarn
- scraps of red material
- scissors
- cookie cutters for templates (if desired)
- buttons
- tacky glue


1. Cut different Christmas shapes out of the cardboard box.
2. Following the method below for stitching on cards, stitch around the shape with the yarn. Leave a longer piece for hanging and tie it off into a loop.
3. Tear out a small piece of fabric and glue it to the center of the shape. Repeat for the back side of the shape.
4. Glue a button on the fabric to embellish it. Repeat on the back side of the fabric.

For stitching on cardboard see:

Merry Christmas


Monday, July 27, 2009

The wonderful scent of Gingerbread

Years ago, in the land before time, I was on a college choir tour. We gave a concert in a remote part of western Nebraska, during a very harsh winter. After the concert, we were divided up into groups of three or four students and went to host homes. For my group the ride to the house was long and cold. The winds were howling and the snow was blowing across the road and the visibility was nearly zero.

We finally got the the remote farmhouse, and when we walked in, we were greeted with warm gingerbread cake with lemon sauce. It has been so many years, and I still remember that home and the thoughtful people who made us welcome on a very cold night.

There's always a place for gingerbread. These ornies are available at:

Looking forward to that wonderful time of year.

Hugs Barb

Thursday, July 2, 2009

And the winner is..........

First, thank you everyone who entered this give away! I truly appreciate it. I wish everyone could win, but sadly only one. Please return often for more give aways and contests. More in the works.....

My son pulled the name from a wooden bowl as I didn't want to do it myself. I just felt better that way.

The winner is Keepsake Korner!!!!

Please send me your address and they will be on their way to you!!!!!!!

There will be a new something or other starting soon!!!!!!!

See you soon!
Hugs, Barb