Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013!

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." 
Matthew 1:23

My mom and I finally got her husband into a memory care home Praise the Lord, it has been so difficult for her, it's a little miracle and her best Christmas present. She misses him but he was to much to handle falling all the time and acting up. It's for the best. It's been so stressful these past months, but God is good and faithful and now we can relax a bit and enjoy the holidays. I can enjoy the less stress this has put on me. And my mom can enjoy the less stress this has been on her. Merry Christmas Mom I love you!

I've been busy with my shops, but wanted to let everyone know I wish them a very Merry Merry Christmas. 

I made this snowflake for my mom using snowflake frames I got. I put together, one made with Swarovski Crystals in the front and in the back seed beads.

Merry Christmas family and Friends!

Hugs from Kat

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Holiday's are Upon Us! Quilts and More! Merry Christmas to All!

Hello Dear Friends, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have been so busy with my crystal sun catchers and jewelry sales for the holidays that I have not been able to post. Also my husband and I have had a bad cold that has lasted over a week, nearly two. We had our flu shots before we got this flu/cold whatever it is.

I am done with my quilts! Yay!

We got a small 5' tree this year, that poor star won't stay strait no matter what I do. I used a twist tie finally but still not strait. 

Some Christmas Decorating around the house and on the patio

In the above photo the leaves were on the tree in a bit over  a week they were all gone!

Here I am holding up my Christmas Quilt.

panel that says "24 days we prepare for his birth...of tiny baby Jesus to come to this earth. Advent is celebrated for we know it will bring...The blessed arrival of our God and King!"

tags that were stitched on the cream part of the quilt by the panel

Snuggling in the Christmas Quilt

Jelly Roll Quilt

this is my daughter's quilt for Christmas

Bali Pops Sewn Modern Style Quilt Sewn Before Quilted.

Quilted and done, quilt for daughter in law

Tabitha enjoying some snuggly time on my bed quilt

Newest sewing project started earlier in the fall.

The grands jamming away! funny when Morgan graduates from High School, Rylan will start kindergarten.

Check out my last post on a how to with Washi Tape Collage Photo Frame for Art or Photos.

Merry Christmas All.

Hugs from ~Kat

Washi Tape Collage Frame for Art or photos "How To"

It's craft day, do you need something cute for a last minute gift idea? try this, I made this in a few hours with drying time.
You only need a few things to make this, It is a collage frame. I used Washi Tape, Modge Podge Mat-Antique it is a water base sealer, glue and finish. You will also need a frame and your finger or a brush.
It's all you have to do after you have gathered your supplies is to start wrapping the frame with the Washi tape, be sure if your frame is not flat in the back you cover only the flat part so you can put the glass back in when you are done so it does not break. Start wrapping from the back not the front of the frame. You can use one color or do a collage like I did. Don't worry if everything is not perfect, it's not suppose to look perfect it is a collage. Try to smooth out some of the parts that are not laying flat, do this as you go along and then again when you are finished. After you are finished wrapping your frame use your fingers like I do or a brush and brush on the Mod Podge all over the front, when that dries do the back and as you are adding the Mod Podge continue to smooth out any bumpy areas. After that dries, about an hour or so, if it is not to cold where you are, then do the back. When it dries add your glass back,add your photo and walla you have a pretty collage frame for your art or photo. Let me know if you like this idea and if you try it?

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I think it's pretty cute!

What do you think.

Have a wonderful day!