Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas is Over...All Ready!?!?!?

I haven't completed all of the projects I had in mind.  Oh well.  :)
Next to come...my Snowmen Collection and Valentines Day.

I thought you might like to see the fun "gift boxes" I made this Christmas.  I purchased the ILLINOIS one at a craft fair.  After I got home, I decided to create more boxes.  So, off to Michaels I went and purchased these primed, tin, lunch boxes.  I decorated the boxes, scrapbook style.  Then I put gift cards and holiday candy inside each one.  They were a big hit with the nieces and nephew.  I think they would be cute for all kinds of gifts.  The smaller boxes are the small, tin, Michaels gift card boxes...decorated scrapbook style.

I hope these little boxes inspire you to make some of your own.  Have FUN!

My Holiday Treasures Blog is now closed for the season.  I"ll let you know when it re-opens.  Thanks so much!

XO, Lucy

Saturday, December 17, 2011

It's December 17th...YIKES!

Hi Friends!
I admit it...I'm playing the avoidance game! I have bells around the base of our tree...to let us know when the cats are up to no good...but no ornaments! The Christmas card photos are all ready to drop in the mail...but wait...I have yet to write our annual letter! I have presents to wrap! My sister is visiting tomorrow...better clean the guest room...blah...blah...blah!

Forget all of the above...I want to share more of my Christmas treasures! :) You all know I LOVE Mary Engelbreit's artwork and know I am...slightly...obsessed with collecting ME Christmas...But...I do have other collections too. Surprised?!? :)

My living room shelves are dressed for Christmas! I love my Lori Mitchell figures with the skinny legs...resin or not. I also LOVE my original pieces by my late friend, Joan DeMent. I miss you, Joan!

My Holiday Treasures blog is still open...
Everything is handmade by me! Email me at thimble art@aol.com if you see a treasure that interests you. Heck, email me with any comments about my little blog! :)

Off to hang...write...wrap... and clean...after I sit in my living room a little while and saver my Christmas treasures.

XO, Lucy

Friday, December 9, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Hi Friends!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our home! There is no way I can load photos of my Christmas treasures in one post! So, I'll start with my Mary Engelbreit collection...which fills a whole room! It's fun to share...I hope you enjoy the photos and that they inspire you! ENJOY!

ME herself has photos of her Christmas home on her blog...ENJOY!

Gentle reminder...if you are looking for any handmade treasures as gifts...please visit my Holiday Treasures blog...

Check back in a few days for more photos!

XO, Lucy

Friday, December 2, 2011

It's Open!

Hi Friends!

Lucy's Holiday Treasure blog is open. If you are looking for handmade holiday treasures...please stop by...

My good friend and I ventured out to the Lambs Farm Craft Show at Arlington Park Race Track today. We were so disappointed! Yes, "Claudia" was there with her beautiful ornaments. But the line was soooo long for personalizing and the ornaments have gone up in price. My first "Claudia" purchase was an angel...which I bought at the Grove Craft Show when my 26 year old daughter was just a baby. "Claudia" seemed to be one of only a few handmade items this year. I DO NOT like or appreciate knock-off work! I did buy some good homemade chocolate granola so our outing was not a total waste...and I was with my good friend. :)

Have a lovely weekend. I plan on putting out our Christmas decorations and turning our home into a cozy holiday paradise.

XO, Lucy