Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New year!

Hi! Hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New year to all!
I really need to catch up on my blogging.
Anyways, here are some stuff I made recently.
I used a wood box I found at Salvation Army to make this Christmas Shadow Box (?)
I really don't know how to call this. But we love it!
It was fun to plan and gather all the little things for the scenes. I had some help from Brenda. Some stuff I had on hand, but we had to go "hunt" for just the right things to complete the little scenes.
I made the pompom snowman and the little girl on red felt cape. The mini water globe is there because I could not find a perfect size Santa. Brenda's picture is from about four years ago, and is one of my favorites.
I wanted to make this shadow box  for some time now, and I am so happy I finally did! I jumped for joy when I found just the perfect little box at Salvation Army!

Another project I wanted to make for a couple of years and was able to acomplish this year.
I had this space by The Christmas tree. I have Cross Stitch Samples I hang on this spot for all three other seasons, but not winter :(   Every year I had to hang something too small for the space.
This Christmas I decided to take action and do something about it.
I got the Holly Jolly Christmas fabric from Robert Kaufman and fussy cuted the pictures.The red and green fabrics are batik.
I just love the fabrics and was a good experience "designing" this wall hanging.
I am not a quilter (yet), and I  don't have a fancy sewing machine.  It is always a bit challenging for me to piece and machine quilt even a small simple quilt like this one.
But I keep trying, and I am very happy with the results.
Now, I have just the right thing on the wall!
And since I am talking about fished projects, we also finished the white shelf behind the tree.
It is a hand me down that was looking so bad! Even with the bad weather, (we are having frost many nights now) we finished painting  just in time to hang the stockings. That's our pretend fireplace mantel :)
I still have to make burlap boxes to fit on the shelves to hide my old VHS movies. That's a never ending list of projects!
I have some more things to show, but I really need to do laundry.
Have a wonderful day!
Ana Paula.


  1. ooOoo! The fussy cutting was very worth it wasn't it?! What unique, awesome projects you have accomplished.

  2. Looks like you had a delightful Christmas with Miss Brenda, Ana Paula! I just love the look on her face in that second photo--she is obviously thrilled with her new gift :)

    Your shadowbox is adorable--that must have been so much fun to put together! And your Christmas quilt is so bright and pretty--perfect for that space on your wall.

    I wish you and your family a most happy and healthy new year, my friend! And thank you, as always, for your very kind comments on my blog throughout the past year :)