Friday, November 30, 2012

We did it! We have reached the big "50"!

Good morning blogging friends!  Well, we did it.  I reached my 50th blog follower last night.  That means time for another giveaway!  I have a few things in mind... but give me the weekend to make a decision.  I will post it on Sunday.  Have a great weekend.  My husband and I are headed to the SEC Championship game in Atlanta tomorrow to see Alabama vs Georgia.  Go Bama and Roll Tide!  

Thursday, November 29, 2012


I made this Christmas wreath with a special friend in mind.  I hope she likes it.  I am really happy with the end result.  I love the frosty branches, the green berries and the "loopy looking" christmas picks at the top. For some reason, I am really into this bright apple-green color this year.  It just looks so festive to me!



Celebration Giveaway -- Coming Soon!


Guess what?  I just love to meet people and see new followers on my blog. I enjoy reading your comments and appreciate ALL my followers.  I was just reading over some of your comments and noticed that --  Oh my!  I am excited!!  I now have 49 followers on my blog.. Yep... that's right.. 49 and counting...... SO close to the big "50".  And guess  what?   --Okay,  I will tell ya what...  When I reach that big "50" -- I will do another giveaway.  So-- go get SOMEBODY new  to follow my blog so we can give something away!!  Have a great day and thanks for visiting!   Now... hmmm...  gotta figure out what to give away this time...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Decorating has started at the Crosson home!

Good Morning!  I hope all of you are further along with your Christmas shopping  and decorating than I am!  I feel like I have SO much more to do and SO little time!  Since Tracy has been gone on his annual Hunting Trip this week -- I thought it would be a good time to get things going.  As you can see, I finished sewing up my quilted stockings! ( I really love them.)  I know you are probably wondering.. where is the tree?  Well.. let's just say I am still working on that.  It's up.. but I am still deciding on a tree skirt. 

Thanks for looking!  I would love to see some of your decorations!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Stocking made from vintage quilt top -- Tutorial

I was given a couple of vintage quilt tops that were sewn by  two special ladies in our family.  (Aunt Ella and Aunt Jessie) I think they were put together sometime in the 1950's.  They were given to me about 8 years ago and I thought I would eventually have them quilted.  However, they were in pretty bad shape and needed alot of repair. I am very sentimental about certain things.. so I just kept hanging on to them.   I  had them folded up and displayed in a basket.  I have always wanted to make something special with them.. so I finally came up with a way to use them.  Now-- here they are and I have included  a few instructions on how to make some of your own! 

I love how they turned out.  Now, I just have 4 more to go!

Cut out a stocking pattern (I just traced around a stocking I already had)
Double your fabric, put your stocking pattern on top  and cut out 2 stockings

Do the same thing with your lining for your stocking

Sew your stocking right sides together using 1/2 inch seams down both sides and around bottom.

Now.. I used this youtube video to put it all together.
She does a wonderful job of explaining how to put it together.  Just remember that because you are using a quilted piece, you DO need to pin it down before you sew around.  All the seams make it a little harder to sew without pinning.  Good luck and let me know if you make any!  Thanks!

Craft Junkie Too: Santa Face Box (Recycled Cricut Cartridge Box)

Well whatta' ya know?  One of my favorite bloggers has posted ANOTHER adorable and very easy Christmas craft.   Click on over and check it out.  She is full of great ideas!

Craft Junkie Too: Santa Face Box (Recycled Cricut Cartridge Box): Robyn at My Pink Stamper is celebrating 12 Days of Christmas with featuring fun video projects by the My Pink Designers Team, challenges a...

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving was great -- now it's on to Christmas!

Hello Friends!  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Okay--- I keep seeing photos on my friends facebook pages and posted on their blogs of their homes beautifully decorated and ready for Christmas.  Well.. I am just getting started!  Thanksgiving turned out so well.  We enjoyed spending time with both our families and enjoyed our special guests this year (The Rich family).  My turkey turned out great -- thanks to some tips from Thejuana! (and alot of help from Tracy)   I  am posting a few pictures so you can see what a great time we had!

Tracy carving up the turkey

Football in the yard

Kris and John

Grady showing off his football cards

Everyone checking all the sales paper and planning their black Friday shopping trips!

Dinner with the Crossons.  Gwen is the best cook ever!

Gwen made this beautiful arrangement for her table.

I made the turkey poop!  It brought quite a few giggles!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Turkey Poop??? It's SO cute and funny!

Turkey Poop
(complete tutorial with funny poem and all free printables!)

I saw this idea over @  Craft Junkie Too   How cute would this be on Thanksgiving day to share with your family?  It is SO cute and funny and best of all -- easy to make.   She has a complete tutorial with a poem to go with it!  Click on over and check it out! 

Thankful for my Stampin' Up friends!

On Sunday we had our monthly" Stampin up" Make and Take at  Robin's house. (Thanks, Robin!) It's always SO much fun and this one was extra special.  Robin had her home decorated beautifully for the holidays.   We had a Christmas card swap, made 4 beautiful cards and an amazing  scrapbook page.  Everyone brought snacks and we enjoyed some delicious finger foods!  I just love all the ladies in our class and we always have such a good time laughing and stampin' together.  I adore the cards I received in this swap.  I   am going to have a  hard time ever giving them away--  they are so special to me because my friends made them. (so I will probably just keep them!)  Thought you might enjoy seeing some of the cards.  The pictures really don't do them justice.  (I am asking for a new camera from Santa!)

These are the cards and scrapbook page we made:

Here are all the cards and the designer's name from the swap:

Some of Robin's beautiful decorations:

Photos of my friends and fellow stampers:

Carol brought her cards in this beautiful little basket.

Our cards