It's time for my open house. I even cleaned for the occasion...sort of...just don't look too closely!
Here's the view from my front door:
My Dining Room -
Here's another picture of the Dining room - in this one, you can see the where I hung my Christmas cards. They are on twine and put up with clothes pins.
my decoupaged picture frames
The "stocking holder" I made. Sadly it had to turn into a "tussie mussie holder" - since I can't find my STOCKINGS!!!
Speaking of Tussie Mussies - here is the one that I made. I planned on making 4, but I got frustrated and quit.
I'm a crafty quitter. I'm owning it.
Kitchen Pictures - these are the reindeer foot and hand prints that I made with Avery and Charlie the other day. I especially love how little Charlie's handprints look like blobs because I couldn't get his fists to open. So precious.
These are the button trees I made a couple of weeks ago. They almost KILLED me.
Ingredients for the perfect Button Tree:
1. a million buttons
2. a million and two pearlized straight pins
3. mod podge
4. every shred of sanity you have left
5. the sickening feeling that you should have just bought a $20 tree and saved yourself the hassle.
This. Oh, this... This is the Josh Groban door hanger that I WON last year at our Worship Team's Christmas Party. It was a Dirty Santa gift. Did I mention that I WAS THE LUCKY WINNER of this GEM???
It makes me laugh. I love it. He's decoupaged. He's fancy. He's jingle-belly and wearing a Santa Hat. He's fabulous.
More Christmas cards hanging in the window over my sink
This is Avery's handmade Christmas Wreath. That girl LOVES to paint. Isn't it sweet? I got the idea from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.
This is the totally touchable, stuffed, felt Christmas Tree that is in our playroom. The ornaments are nativity pieces. Next year, I'm going to wrap each one up individually and let Avery put one on the tree during the last few nights before Christmas... Kind of like an advent activity.
This is a board I made this year.
I love this ornament. It is my favorite. It was Avery's preschool ornament from last year. I love her smile in the picture. It makes me happy.
This is the top of a little bookshelf in the playroom. I put the Christmas Card Wreath I made on the wall and have a basket of Christmas stories and a yummy-smelling rosemary topiary on top of the shelf.
The fuschia tinsel tree in Avery's room and a Christmas prayer candle that was mine when I was a little girl.
This is the shelf in my bathroom. I found the little bottle brush trees at Garden Ridge and did a little work on them. They used to have colored ornaments on them. I took those off and added pearl ornaments instead. Then I glittered little wooden stars and put them on top. I like the white better.
I bought those little houses at Hobby Lobby. I still have to paint and glitter them. I'll post a picture of them later.
A snowflake themed wreath on the wall in my bedroom -
That's it... It doesn't take long to tour Itty Bitty House.
Check out Kimba's blog for more open house tours!