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Monday, December 7, 2009

My Busy Weekend

Good Monday Morning friends. I hope you all had a nice enjoyable and relaxing weekend. Well I finally got most of my Christmas decorating done. There was a point that I didn't even think I was going to decorate. I'm glad the mood finally hit me. I must admit that the theme of this years decorating was "less is more". I bet I only used 1/3 of my decorations. I think as I get older I like the simpler look. Yes I'm sure that is it. I wouldn't want anyone to think I was just being lazy. Okay, maybe I was. Still things look nice.

Now on to the point of my post. Recently I found myself a new hobby. I love stenciling. These are a couple of Christmas signs I have made for myself. I have probably done about 20 different ones so far. I have regular everyday signs, game boards and blocks just to name a few. I might try my hand at selling them after Christmas. What do you think? I have done multiple sets of these little signs. My mother in law bought some to incorporate into her wreaths she was making.

I really like this sign. I love the red and black together. I think the hardest part of sign making is choosing the right colors. I love dark colors better than light but you can't put dark on dark or it just doesn't show up. I have several signs that I had to redo because of my color choice selections.

Next I want to share a few things with you that I made on Saturday. Now remember I am not the most talented crafter so my creations are pretty simple in nature. Still I think they turned out pretty nice. Remember my post a while back about the bed springs a friend of mine gave to me. Well here are a couple of ideas I came up with.

This first one is a tree nodder. I found this tree amongst my decorations and the little trunk fit perfectly into the spring opening. Just a few bulbs and a couple of red candy canes and tada! A mini Tree Nodder is born. I made 3 of these trees.

This next one is adorned with a little ornie that was in another box. I tried to hide the spring just a bit for a different look.

I have several more nodders to make but I have to wait until I receive my order from my friend Lex at NorthWind Star Primitives. She has been working on crafting several things for me to adorn my springs with. Hopefully I will have them this week.

Well that's all I got for today. Hopefully I will get some pictures of my home posted later this week. Take care everyone and remember to smile. It makes people think you are up to something.

Warm Hugs,


  1. Oh Amy I LOVE your signs and Noel christmas tree nodder. You are a talented crafter!!
    Best wishes

  2. Everything looks so wonderful. i love the two signs in your post..I do think they will easily sell. Dianntha

  3. Amy,
    Your nodders and signs turned out great!! Those nodders are just too prim cute!!

  4. Who says you're not talented Amy! You are doing better than I am that's for sure! Good job!


  5. Those nodders are too cute :)
    your signs are very nice, Amy!
    Good Job, girl!

  6. I love your signs! I want to try my hand at some stenciling. And your Christmas nodders are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Amy, you are a lot craftier than you give yourself credit for. The signs are adorable! I've been wondering what you did with the springs; they are winners as well. Nice job!

  8. Amy your signs look great! Dont forget to swing by my blog and leave a comment so you can get a chance to win FREE STENCILS!!! I give them away EVERY MONTH! Hugs BeCca

  9. You are VERY talented! Love the tree with the bedspring. And I didn't put up as much as I did last year either! Enjoy!

  10. Amy, your signs look great! I love the sled one the best!
    What a cute idea making tree nodders... they're adorable. The stitched one is my favorite.
    I think it would be a great idea for you to try to sell your handmades. I've been thinking about trying a selling blog again as well.
    Hugs & blessings to you~ Birgit

  11. Glad you finally got in the mood to decorate. I think if one isn't then it's no fun at all....just a process.
    I like your signs! I've been looking at stencils for my mache boxes - I think the boards would be a lot easier...easier to fix boo-boo's!

    Merry Christmas Amy